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  • Wednesday January 3, 2018

Recently, there has been a lot of talk about Pakistan’s deteriorating performance on Doing Business Indicators. According to World Bank’s flagship Doing Business Report 2018, Pakistan slipped by three points and now ranks at 147 out of 190 economies with a Distance to Frontier (DTF) of 51.65 on the Doing Business Index. Experts from various fields have shared different views on the performance of Pakistan on this front. Let us examine the subject and different facts associated with it in detail.

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  • Wednesday December 20, 2017

In Pakistan, the province of Punjab faced such a challenge. For many rural landowners in the province, land titles weren’t easily accessible, nor were they properly managed and protected. To tackle the land administration challenge, the government of Punjab turned to an innovative solution: they used digital technology to modernize its old, inefficient paper-based land administration system.

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  • Wednesday December 20, 2017

The Government of Punjab started computerization of rural Land Records with the overall objective to improve service delivery and to resolve the overall dispersed nature of land records. The transaction costs were very high for the poor during the old days of patwari system. Women were denied their land rights and the low mobility of land markets contributed to preserving the highly unequal distribution of land and, therefore, opportunities to improve people’s livelihoods.

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  • Wednesday December 20, 2017

Only 30% of the world’s population has a legally registered title to their land. For the majority of the world’s poor, secure land and property rights are a rare luxury. What can be done to protect the land rights of the poor and vulnerable populations?