By the year 2050, half of all Indians will live in urban areas, a significant transition that will have widespread economic, political, social, and ecological impacts. To meet these challenges, the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) aims to establish an independently funded and managed interdisciplinary national university for research and innovation focused on India’s urban transition.
The IIHS team and its growing global network of partners are working on a number of research projects on urban law and governance, sustainability, climate change, regional planning, and land use, among other related topics.
Omidyar Network has partnered with IIHS to conduct a study on the land records management system in four Indian states (Karnataka, Haryana, Bihar, and Himachal Pradesh). The study will capture the existing processes for land records management, identify critical barriers to success, and develop recommendations for improvement in consultation with key stakeholders. Findings from this study will be applied to the national policy debate on land records management, potentially impacting millions of people and moving the entire sector forward.