Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Australia
January 2011 - December 2015
Gender, Community & Inclusion
Survey, Mapping & Spatial Planning
Governance, Policy & Institutional Strengthening
Improved decision making, transparency in land transactions and land management procedures and practices.
A Government of Vanuatu (GoV) Land Sector Framework (LSF) provided the foundation for a strategic plan to implement land sector reforms in Vanuatu. It was intended to guide government, the private sector and civil society in the use and management of Vanuatu’s land resources. The LSF was based on a Vision and a set of strategic objectives or themes. It outlined implementation priorities for a LSF policy and activity agenda over a ten year period and built upon 2006 National Land Summit (NLS) resolutions and donor initiatives in the sector. Four principles guided stakeholders and policy makers to ensure that the land sector activities within the LSF were aligned with the GoV development agenda:
The Vanuatu Land Program was a long-term commitment by the GoV in land sector reform initiatives that aimed to support the LSF through improved decision making, improved transparency in land transactions, and improved land management procedures and practices. It also intended to minimise the potential for conflict over land matters.
Capacity development was undertaken with the following key stakeholders:
The program was designed to provide a facilitation and supporting role, rather than a directive role. As such, LEI facilitated and supported the following program objectives:
Informed collective decisions by customary landholders through the following mechanisms:
Participatory land governance through the following mechanisms:
Effective and enabling services through the following mechanisms:
A strengthened Customary Lands Tribunal consistent with the GoV’s national plans through the following mechanisms:
A Land Information Management System (LMIS) that meets current and future needs and supports economic development through the following mechanisms:
Implementation of effective management and governance systems through:
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