Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Australia
July 1997 - September 2003
Governance, Policy & Institutional Strengthening
Prime contractor, responsible for project management, secondment of Thai and Lao experts, technical management of land titling activity.
This project is a World Bank/AusAID co-financed project. The overall goal of the project is to strengthen the basis for long-term sustainable economic and social development. In conformity with this goal, the objectives of the project are to foster the development of efficient land markets and to facilitate domestic resource mobilization by providing a system of clear and enforceable land use ownership rights, and by developing a land valuation capacity. The project supports the first seven years of a longer term national land titling program (which is being developed during implementation) aimed at extending secure land ownership and developing land administration and valuation systems, including compiling a cadastral mapping system. The main components of the project are: (a) completion of the policy and legal framework for land management and administration (US$0.4 million); (b) implementation of an accelerated land titling program (US$19.0 million); (c) improvements in infrastructure, facilities and systems for land administration (US$2.7 million); (d) improvements in land valuation (US$0.8 million); (e) support for project management and implementation, and institutional strengthening (US$4.0 million); (f) studies on community land tenure and registration, definition of forest boundaries, cost recovery, land rights issues on nationalized lands and socio-economic impact (US$0.6 million)
The TA assisted the successful implementation of LLTP in a total of nine provinces, these being Vientiane Prefecture, and provinces of Savannakhet, Champassack, Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Khammouane, Bolikhamsay, Sayaboury and Saravan. In the six years of the Project there were a number of major sector outcomes, which can be summarised as:
There have also been a number of significant outputs which underpin the above outcomes, such as: