Die Bodenkultur - Journal for Land Management, Food and Environment

R. Mansberger, G. Navratil, G. Muggenhuber and C. Twaroch:

Is Good Governance in Land Administration Measurable and Comparable?


Good governance is a fundamental goal in public administration. This raises the following questions: How to define good governance and how to measure and quantify the level of good governance?

This paper tries to address these questions. However, the discussion is focused on a specific part of public administration, the administration of land. After describing the terms land administration and good governance there are parameters and indicators presented which are used to measure the level of good governance. Finally, the feasibility to compare good governance on national and global level is discussed – using the indicators described in the Land Governance Assessment Framework.

Key words: Good Governance, land administration, cadastre, land register.