West Bank Gaza (Palestine)
January - September 2018
Secure land tenure in the Palestinian territories is fundamental for economic growth, effective central and local government, and citizen's trust in their services. After two reform attempts, momentum was later realised and successful first-time land registration was completed. The World Bank re-engaged with the government, and this project focused on assisting preparation of an action plan to implement the Palestinian Authority Road Map.
Land management and administrative reform is a key priority for the Palestinian Authority, and secure tenure is fundamental to the economic growth, effective central and local governance, and citizen’s trust in the land and government services. Two past reform land administration projects have been supported by the World Bank in the Palestinian territories, with varying results. The first sought to strengthen the capacity of the Palestinian Authority in land management, whilst the second sought to improve the design and implementation of the land registration system. The latter achieved little progress and it was agreed with development partners that the Palestinian Authority should develop a comprehensive, multi-stakeholder approach to land sector reform. This assignment supported Palestinian Authority efforts in this regard.
In particular, the project supported the implementation of the Road Map through key technical assistance in developing sectoral policies on issues related to the update and consolidation of the legal framework.
This assignment provided land administration services to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in connection with:
LEI provided advice to the Palestinian Authority on the next steps and requirements to implement the Road Map, with particular regard to ongoing systematic land registration, linkages within and between land and other government agencies, and institutional development needs. LEI undertook the following actions: