Analyzing the Welfare-Improving Potential of Land Pooling in Thimphu City, Bhutan: Lessons Learned from ADB’s Experience

Publication | November 2020

This paper presents an empirical and spatial analysis on how welfare gains are realized in a land pooling scheme in four ADB-financed local area plans in Thimphu City, Bhutan.

It assesses a mix of fiscal and urban policy levers to identify inefficiencies associated with build-out pattern and infrastructure service quality. The paper also provides insights on how to effectively address unplanned development that occurs outside the serviced local area plans. This is the second in a series of working papers on the topic of land pooling produced by ADB’s South Asia Urban Development and Water Division. The series takes a deeper look at the effectiveness and prospects of land pooling as a land management tool in developing country cities.

Contents 

  • Introduction
  • Welfare Analysis
  • Review of Land Pooling Scheme under Urban Infrastructure Development Project
  • Entry Points for Sustainable Urban Expansion
  • Conclusion

Additional Details

Authors
Type
Series
Subjects
  • Poverty
  • Urban development
Countries
  • Bhutan
Pages
  • 72
Dimensions
  • 8.5 x 11
SKU
  • WPS200315-2
ISSN
  • 2313-5867 (print)
  • 2313-5875 (electronic)

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