Task Force on Institutional and Organisational Development

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The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) believes that effectively functioning land administration systems are of central importance to ongoing economic development. These systems provide guarantees of land tenure which enable economic activity and development. There are many elements to land administration systems, and many organisations involved in both the public and private sector. As with any chain, the system is only as strong as its weakest part.

It is therefore appropriate that FIG, as the leading Non-Governmental Organisation representing surveyors and land administrators, has set as its central focus for the 2007–2010 period the task of ‘Building the Capacity’. This requires capacity assessment and capacity development, both of which are vital to building sustainable capacity.

This publication is the result of a FIG Task Force on Institutional and Organisational Development leading to a guide for managers to build sustainable institutions and organisations.

FIG has committed itself and its members to further progress in building institutional and organisational capacity to support effective land administration systems. Such work is particularly about developments at the organisational level, but this cannot ignore the societal and individual levels. Progress requires honest self-assessment of organisational and system strengths and weaknesses. Effective management action must follow, to build on the strengths and address the weaknesses.

FIG commits itself to support managers and professionals in this task, working with governments, national bodies and individuals. This guide provides a tool in this regard.

The document builds on several other FIG Publications, including the Bathurst Declaration (FIG, 1999); the Nairobi Statement on Spatial Information for Sustainable Development (FIG, 2002a); Business Matters for Professionals (FIG, 2002b); the Aguascalientes Statement (FIG, 2005); and Capacity Assessment in Land Administration (FIG, 2008).

This work would not have been possible without the contribution of the Task Force members – Santiago Borrero, Richard Wonnacott, Teo Chee Hai, Spike Boydell and John Parker – as well as many other individuals who have reviewed, commented on and improved draft outputs, completed questionnaires and the like. FIG is very grateful to all of them.

Stig Enemark
FIG President
Iain Greenway
FIG Vice President
Task Force Chair

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