Land Based Financing: Linkages to Asset Management and Land Administration by Local Governments

LPSI News: Posted July 7, 2012

The presentation will review various instruments of land-based financing used by local governments around the world and demonstrate how these instruments are interlinked with land management and land administration. The links between these three subjects all of which are important for well managed and financed local governments but are often discussed separately, will be explored. Examples of the successful use of these instruments will be shared along with the challenges and risks associated with them, especially in light of the on-going global fiscal crisis which has impacted local governments in many countries.

Olga Kaganova is an internationally recognized expert on managing government property assetsland and asset management and land-based financing. She has advised the State of California, Aden Governorate (Yemen), and the cities of Bishkek, Cape Town, Kuwait, Mecca, Moscow, and Warsaw. Her publications include, Guidebook on Capital Investing Planning for Local Governments (World Bank, 2011), the book Managing Government Property Assets: International Experiences (Urban Institute Press, 2006), and the awards-winning paper Government Property Assets in the Wake of the Dual Crisis in Public Finance and Real Estate: An Opportunity to Do Better Going Forward? (Real Estate Issues, 2010/2011). She is an Advisor, Canadian National Executive Forum on Public Property and Adjunct Professor, Clemson University,USA. She is a PhD in Applied Mathematics, Institute of Biophysics, Russian Academy of Science and is a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).

Presenter: Olga Kaganova, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute, Washington DC
Chair: Abha Joshi-Ghani, Manager, FEU
Thursday, July 12, 2012, 12:30 - 2:00 PM, MC 10-850.

The presentation is at the Main Complex of the World Bank, 1818 H Street N.W. For a visitor's pass or more information, please contact Tara Sharafudeen at

The AusAID- World Bank South Asia Decentralization Series is a knowledge space on decentralization. The partnership with AusAID the development arm of the Australian government has through the Policy Facility for Decentralization, Local Governance and Service Delivery supported major analytical and operational work around decentralization, local governance and service delivery in South Asia. The 88 presentations since the series commenced in April 2003, have been attended by 4,826 staff from various networks and regions and by guests from development partners and think tanks.