At the time of the study, in May 2008, The Government of Botswana had undertaken to improve land management through the introduction of electronic land management information systems. The development of these systems flowed from the country’s ICT policy, which provided a roadmap that guided the transformation of the country toward e-governance through the adoption of ICT strategies. The computerisation of information about land holdings represented an important step toward this realisation. The study explored the development of these systems and examined the issues involved in managing paper-based and electronic records as they applied to the tribal land records and information systems. It noted the need to strengthen the management of records in both formats as a basis for strengthening data integrity and protecting the vital evidence that the records contained.
Michael Hoyle and Dr Peter Sebina undertook the study in April and May 2008. Additional information and clarification of key points occurred between May and August 2008.
International Records Management Trust, 34 pp.