News in 2020

Publication: Fit-for-Purpose Land Administration for all

December 2020

Kadaster (International) has released its newest report on March 30th, a guide titled ‘Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration for All’ written by Dr. Eva-Maria Unger (former chair of FIG Young Surveyors) and Dr. Rohan Bennett (FIG Commission 7). This report shows the importance of fostering strategic partnerships amongst all land sector stakeholders - government, private sector, NGOs, and academia - when undertaking FFPLA.

The report answers pressing questions and shows how surveyors can get involved at local, national, and global levels to support FFPLA initiatives and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 
FFPLA works but 1 barrier still to overcome

The original FFPLA concept and guidelines were published in 2014 and 2015. Since then, actions aimed at igniting and implementing FFPLA at country level have shown the global land administration community that FFPLA works, and can directly support the achievement of the SDGs. Despite the success, one significant barrier still needs to be overcome: the better inclusion of private sector surveyors, and the broader private sector community, including lawyers, conveyancers and notaries. To truly deliver the benefits of FFPLA at national scale, FFPLA should be seen as an opportunity.

In response, this report speaks directly to the concerns and claims collected in expert groups, pilots, workshops and discussions. It presents counter claims and evidence from a growing body of documented applications, pilots, lessons and success stories.

Are you interested in reading the full report? Download the report 'Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration for All’.

FIG e-Working Week 2021

At the virtual Working Week that will take place in June 2021 in cooperation with the local organisers from the Netherlands, hereunder GIN and Kadaster, there will be sessions focusing on FFPLA. If you want to submit an abstract on this topic check your possibilities at the Working Week web site.


Louise Friis-Hansen
December 2020