2018

Strengthening Land Tenure in Informal Settings: A Fit-For-Purpose Approach
Written by: Frank Pichel & Madaleine Weber
A functioning land administration sector is the foundation for economic growth. Unfortunately, effective land registry and cadastral systems with national coverage exist in only a fraction of the world’s countries.
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2017

Mapping as Empowerment – Lessons from a Year of Participatory Community Mapping
Written by: Marena Brinhurst, Frank Pichel, Hillary Ogina
Cadasta worked with Namati on community mapping projects in sub-Saharan Africa. In this paper, presented at the World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, we share our learnings.
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Thinking Local: Can Local Land Administration Systems Avoid the Pitfalls of National Land Systems
Written by: Maria Lodin, Kent Nilsson & Frank Pichel
In this paper, presented at the World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, Cadasta explores the benefits of local, fit for purpose land administrations systems.
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Towards a More Open Future: Increasing Accountability and Transparency through Open Land Data
Written by: Lindsay Ferris, Frank Pichel & Neil Sorensen
This paper identifies the potential and observed benefits of open data, successful examples and best practices, and examined potential and observed negative impact of opening land information.
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2016

Colored Coins: Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Land Administration
Written by: Aanchal Anand, Matthew McKibbin & Frank Pichel
Simply put, the blockchain is an economic layer for the internet. It provides a protocol for tokens of value to be transferred on a peer-to-peer basis without central actors being necessary.
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10 Reasons to Open Land and Resource Rights Records
An estimated 70 percent of the land in emerging economies is currently not registered. Property records that do exist are often out of date or inaccessible. Documenting land and resource rights and opening these records is critical.
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