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American Journal of Rural Development. 2014, 2(3), 40-45
DOI: 10.12691/ajrd-2-3-1
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Assessing the Quality Land Administration System in Pakistan Using Systematic Approach of Case Study Methodology

Zahir Ali1, 2, , Jaap Zevenbergen2 and Arbind Tuladhar2

1Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), Karachi, Pakistan

2Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente, AE Enschede, the Netherlands

Pub. Date: July 21, 2014

Cite this paper:
Zahir Ali, Jaap Zevenbergen and Arbind Tuladhar. Assessing the Quality Land Administration System in Pakistan Using Systematic Approach of Case Study Methodology. American Journal of Rural Development. 2014; 2(3):40-45. doi: 10.12691/ajrd-2-3-1

Abstract

Land Information System is a tool for legal, administrative and economic decision making as well as an aid for planning and development. The present land administration system in Pakistan is entirely based on paper land records and maps lacking standards with outdated information stored at different administrative levels. Such practice restricts the usefulness of reliable and quality land information for supporting tenure security to citizens, socio-economic development, and urban/rural development including infrastructure. This situation demands for a methodological framework to assess the quality of the existing system before going to take necessary action for quality improvement. There have been a few efforts to standardize the procedures for assessing the quality of land administration systems at international level but there is no internationally accepted or standardized method to assess the quality of a standalone land administration system within a country’s environment. To be able to assess the quality of a standalone land administration system, this paper develops a methodological framework for assessing the quality of the existing land administration system in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan through systematic use of case study methodology including both exploratory and explanatory case study approaches. The main outcomes of this research leads to a standardized framework that can be used for assessing the quality of a standalone land administration system within a country’s environment.

Keywords:
land administration system quality assessment case study methodology exploratory case study explanatory case study

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