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Mobile land services – challenge or solution for the land administration: A case of Larasita in Indonesia

Djoko, Mulya Utami (2013) Mobile land services – challenge or solution for the land administration: A case of Larasita in Indonesia.

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Abstract:Land services are related to one or more organizations/individuals as actors. The increasing number of land dispute indicates of weak governance and weak governance is caused by fragmented institutional arrangement between actors. Hence, intervention to the institutions could improve the quality of the land registration and strengthen the existing mobile land services at community level. The main objective of this research is to identify the requirements of institutional changes in the context of mobile land service by establishing the governance network. This research uses three methods, the desk research together with case study method and modelling. Desk research is adopted to get information on policy issues in governance issues in existing land services. To gain insight and understandings of phenomena of mobile land service, single case is taken in Indonesia since this country is the country that innovates the mobile land service. The modelling approach in this research means to model the institution and actors and the relationships among their roles and responsibilities on land services based on governance requirement. Prototyping is conducted to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposal models. An assessment framework is developed to measure the current situation in order to identify what intervention used for establishing the governance network. The questions of interview are designed based on the variables of indicators of the assessment framework. The assessment shows that the roles of actors are clear, but more likely for their own interest. The governance between actors is not clearly defined because the actors act independently. There is no mechanism of connecting land use from spatial plan to land ownership data. On the other hand, the improper record system of reference letter in the village office leads them to produce reference letter more than once for same parcel. Based on the interview, duplication of reference letter is one of the causes of land dispute. The evaluation results governance requirement of the collaboration of actors by establishing reference letter database, developing mobile land services LIS that connects to other actors, and the necessity to form regulation that support the collaboration. A new LIS is designed to establish the network of actors using spatial hierarchy concept. This concept enhances connection of spatial components from different processes. The proposed LIS connects land use plan policy from district level into land ownership information in the parcel level. It also enables mobile land services to check the validity of reference letter submitted by the citizen to village office database. Hence, mobile land services is able to provide the informations of land parcel from other actors. Finally, this research concludes that governance requirement of collaboration changes the institutional arrangement in mobile land services. By definition, governance network sets indipendent actors to interact through negotiations within rules and norms. In the proposed LIS, spatial hierarchy concept translates the roles of independent actors from different processes to collaborate within new rules of mobile land services. Key words: Mobile land services, governance network, spatial hierarchy
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ITC: Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
Programme:Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation MSc (75014)
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