Enhancing Systematic Land Registration Project (WB-P169669)

Countries
  • Laos
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
A
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Voting Date
Jul 1, 2020
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Borrower
Lao People's Democratic Republic
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 25.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 25.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 25.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Nov 27, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 21, 2019


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Project Description

According to the bank document, the project aims to support the Government of Lao PDR in scaling up systematic land registration and improving the delivery of land administration services. The proposed project aims to support the issuance of approximately 1.2 million land titles by 2025 while simultaneously establishing a unified land administration system in the country.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)

International Development Association (IDA-World Bank) US$ 25.00 million.

To support broader land sector reform the proposed Bank project will be coordinated with programs funded by GiZ and KfW Bank aus Verantwortung, both of which are funded by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a total of almost €10 million. Joint development missions have been conducted and a provisional division of labor is under discussion. The Bank and KfW have discussed the formation of a joint Project Management Unit within MoNRE and will jointly develop relevant social and environment assessments.

Additionally, the Task Team has received permission from the Japan Social Development Fund to develop a grant for the Land Issues Working Group and Helvetas to develop information, awareness
and counseling services in communities where systematic registration takes place.

Contact Information

1/World Bank
Paul Scott Prettitore
Sr Land Administration Specialist

2/Borrower/Client/Recipient
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Sommad Pholsena
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment
sommad@monre.gov.la

3/Implementing Agencies
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Sommad Pholsena
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment
sommad@monre.gov.la

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