Beyond Titling

Åsa Forsman
4th Urban Research Symposium 2007 Organised by the World Bank and Sida / Formal land delivery systems have often been inadequate to meet growing urban populations' demands for secure tenure. The "informal land delivery system" - squatting, illegal subdivision of plots and pavement dwelling - has been the only answer. In order to improve poor people's livelihoods, we need to better understand how the full continuum of informal and formal land markets operate; how new solutions to secure land for poor people can be developed; and how land can be used sustainably.