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This topic examines the steps, time, and cost involved in registering a property, assuming a standardized case of an entrepreneur who wants to purchase land and a building that is already registered and free of title dispute. In addition, the topic measures the quality of the land administration system in each economy. The quality of land administration index has five dimensions: reliability of infrastructure, transparency of information, geographic coverage, land dispute resolution, and equal access to property rights. The most recent round of data collection for the project was completed in May 2019. See the methodology and webinar for more information.

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Read transparency and the registering property indicator.

Burns, Anthony. 2002. “Land Registration to Improve Security, Transparency, Governance & Sustainable Resource Management.” In Comparative Study of Land Administration Systems, World Bank Asia Regional Workshop on Land Policy and Administration working paper, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Deininger, Klaus. 2003. Land Policies for Growth and Poverty Reduction. World Bank Policy Research Report. New York: Oxford University Press.

Nogueroles Peiró, Nicolás "The Evolution of Registration Systems in Europe" (“La Evolución de los Sistemas Registrales en Europa”). News from the European Union (Number 265)