Sierra Leone Land Administration Project (WB-P177031)

  • Sierra Leone
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 31, 2022
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Sierra Leone
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 40.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 40.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS May 6, 2022

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Project Description
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The objective of this project according to the bank website is to establish a transparent and efficient land administration system.

The project has five components:

  1. Component 1: Institutional development and legal reform

    1. Institutional development.

    2. Legal Reform

    3. Capacity Building

    4. Sensitization

  2. Component 2: Development of Land Information System (US$6 million)

    1. Development and Installation of a land information system

    2. Base Mapping and Land Cadastre

    3. National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI)

  3. Component 3: Recording and Registration of Land Tenure Rights (US$22 million)

    1. Land Title Registration System – for Transactions

    2. Systematic First Time Registration of Properties

    3. Geodetic network

  4. Component 4: Project Management. This component will finance all expenses required to ensure efficient and transparent project management and coordination. This will entail in particular the financing of PCU staff at the MLHCP; facilitation of meetings of a Project Steering Committee (PSC); and facilitation of VGGT Technical Working Group (TWG) meetings and consultations. Required

    studies, such as customer surveys, baselines, a mid-term review, and an implementation and completion report would be financed to inform the M&E system of the project. In addition, safeguards related studies will be financed from this component as well.

  5. Component 5: Contingency Emergency Response Component (CERC). The CERC is a zero-sum component included to mitigate situations of urgent need and allows for the rapid reallocation of funding in the event of a natural disaster or crisis that has caused, or is likely to imminently cause, a major adverse economic and/or social impact

Investment Description
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Contact Information
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World Bank:
Linus Benedikt Pott
Land Administration Specialist

Ministry of Finance
Dennis Vandy

Implementing Agencies:
Ministry of Lands, Housing and Country Planning
Turad Senesie

Jobo Samba
Director GIS and Remote Sensing

Alphajoh Cham
Director Policy, Planning and Project Development 


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