With security of tenure – provided by land administration – there
is much incentive for such developments, resulting in
improved dwellings and protection of the land, water and natural resources.
Becoming a recognised landowner can also lead to a heightened sense
of self respect, and encourages participation in democratic processes.
This is especially important for households headed by women or orphans,
who are among the most vulnerable landholders.
The public sector keeps track of land – where it is, who has access to it,
and its value – through land administration. This information, recorded
in cadastres, land registers and tax rolls, is important for many land related