Pilot Land Reforms in Nigeria : Think Big, Start Small, Move Fast! …but Where Do We Start? | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
August 2012
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oai:openknowledge.worldbank.org:10986/10449
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CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO

When it comes to strategy, the Chinese
have a saying: 'think big, start small, but move
fast.' This has been our guiding philosophy for the
pilot land reforms of the World Bank-Department of
International Development (DFID) sub national Investment
Climate Program (ICP) in Nigeria. The challenge was to find
a 'small' reform entry point from which to
'move fast' on this sensitive and difficult topic,
which is more complicated than it might appear. After some
research, the ICP team found that the most effective and
efficient entry point was the mapping and streamlining of
land procedures. Over the last four years, the team worked
on implementing this approach in four Nigerian states (Cross
River, Kaduna, Kano, and Lagos). This Smart Lesson shares
some of our experiences in finding practical solutions for
the successful implementation of streamlining activities at
the sub national level.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Dione-Mbaye, Nouma
Masinde, Catherine

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