Land Markets: What are the Rules of the Game?
What Works and What Doesn't
The Political Dimension
Scope and Objectives of The Report
Structure of the Report
How Does the Formal System Work?
Why is it not working?
What can be Done to Improve the Existing Situation
II. The Formal Path: An Often Long and Confusing Journey Toward Legal Status
Access to Land
Getting Through the Land Registration Process
Getting Through the Land Development Process
III. What is Blocking the Land Management Process: The Governance of Land and the Gatekeepers
The Governance of Land
What is Wrong With the Existing Legal System in Developing Countries?
Who Gains and Who Loses From Such a Situation?
The Gatekeepers of the System: Issues and Trends
Central Government Bodies
Urban Development Authorities
Land Administration Agencies
Private Consumer's Organizations: A Look at NGOs and Cooperatives
Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)
IV. What is Blocking the Land Management Process: A Look at Policy Instruments
Forms of Land Tenure and Their Characteristics
Diversions from the Statutory Systems: The Many Shades of Informality
A Third Set of Tenure Systems: The Survival of Customary Systems
Policy Issues Related to Tenure
Freehold v Leasehold
Restrictions on Transactions
Techniques of tenure Reform
Registration of Transactions and Titles
What is Land Registration?
Why is Registration Important?
Costs and Benefits of Registration
Registration for Whose Benefit?
Registration, Security of Tenure, and Resolution of Disputes
Registration and Revenue-Raising
What Hampers the Reform of Registration Systems in Developing Countries?
Land-Use regulatory Framework
Impact of These Constraints on the Land Markets
Supply of Land
Costs of Development
The Way Forward
Is Deregulation the Way to Go?
What Should be the Role of the Planner?
Direct Public Interventions in the Acquisition of Land
Nationalization of Land
Compulsory Acquisition /Eminent Domain
What is the Purpose of Compulsory Acquisition
Clearance and Redevelopment/Resettlement
The Way Forward
Winners and Losers
V. The Path of Reform
Priorities and Principles
The Basic Issues in Urban Land Management
Strategies for Action
Framework for Reforms
Institutions of the Private Sector
Reforms of Instruments
Expected Results and Beneficiaries