This report comprises of a comprehensive assessment of the status of land governance in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, by using the World Bank’s Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF) during 2013-1014. This report presents its findings. The assessment was taken up in nine distinct thematic areas of land governance as envisaged in the LGAF. These nine thematic areas are: (i) Land Rights Recognition (ii) Rights to Forest and Common Lands & Rural Land Use Regulations (iii) Urban Land Use Planning and Development (iv) Public Land Management (v) Transfer of Public Land to Private Use (vi) Public Provision of Land Information: Registry and Cadastre (vii) Land Valuation and Taxation (viii) Dispute Resolution and (ix) Review of Institutional Arrangements and Policies. In line with a participatory process that the LGAF has specified these nine thematic areas were investigated by six locally drawn expert investigators and was reviewed by a panel of stakeholder representatives.
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Center for Good Governance was established in October, 2001 by then Government of Andhra Pradesh in collaboration with the Department for International Development and the World Bank to help it achieve the state's goal of Transforming Governance.
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