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TDLC to Organize TDD on Information Technologies for Improving Land Administration Services

Friday, November 10th, 2017

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November 13-17, 2017, Tokyo and Kobe- Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) is organizing a Technical Deep Dive (TDD) on Information Technologies for Improving Land Administration Services, in collaboration with the World Bank’s Land and Geospatial Global Solution Group, Land Policy Thematic Group, Geospatial Community of Practice (CoP), Kobe City, and the Government of Japan.

This TDD will provide a platform for knowledge exchange and structured learning on key topics related to the use of information technology for improving land administration. Good practice knowledge and experience from Japan and other countries will be highlighted as will the experiences of the participating country delegations. Among others, Japan’s experience with Land Use Management, Geospatial technology for advanced cadastral functions and National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), especially with regards to geodetic infrastructure, fundamental data, and regulatory framework presents a significant opportunity for knowledge sharing and collaborative learning.

Effective systems for recording land ownership, values, and use are a critical foundation to the efficient operation of any economy. Building a modern land administration system requires addressing several policy issues. However, policy goals cannot be achieved unless there is a functioning land administration infrastructure with up-to-date and accessible information technology. Therefore, this TDD will discuss experiences with automation of land administration systems which ensure that process and procedures for land transactions is more time and cost efficient, and ensures the reliability and consistency of information.

Approximately 50 participants from 11 countries including practitioners and decision makers from World Bank client countries and World Bank Task Team Leaders (TTLs) are joining this TDD and learn different approaches and experiences from Japan, Singapore, Lithuania, and other participating countries through active learning sessions and site visits in Kobe.