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This Guidance Note has been developed in the framework of the Joint Programme “Strengthening Capacity to Address Immediate and Post-Agreement Housing Land and Property Issues” (HLP JP) to guide the understanding of the Technical HLP Working Group, and its partners, in addressing land administration issues in Syria in a strategic and fit-for-purpose manner. The paper investigates the Syrian legal and administrative framework and explores key areas of application of FFP principles for improving Syria’s land administration and introducing positive changes in the cadaster and in the processes guiding the regularization of informal settlements and the provision of adequate housing.

The Note provides an overview of key international references defining why the fit-for-purpose land administration approach is relevant for the Syrian context and how it could be introduced - such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance (VGGTs), and the UN Secretary General Guidance Note on ‘The United Nations and Land and Conflict’.


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