The development objective of the Improved Land Governance and Database (VILG) Project for Vietnam is to improve the efficiency and transparency of land administration services in the Project Provinces, through the development and implementation of the national Multipurpose Land Information System (MPLIS). The project comprises three components. The first component, strengthening the quality of land service delivery will support (a) modernization and strengthening of local land administration by simplifying standard operating procedures and guidelines and improving business processes to enable the Land Registration Offices (LROs) to provide better quality and more accessible land services, though most of these activities will be financed by the Government using its own budget; (b) training and support for public awareness raising and communication among stakeholders, including implementation of ethnic minority development plans; and (c) establishing and operating a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system for land use management. The investments under this component will support quality enhancement of land service delivery by streamlining service procedures and standards, renovating facilities, and enhancing the capacity of personnel working in LROs in project provinces. The component will support unification of business standards and provide LROs with equipment and working facilities at sub-national levels. The second component, establishment and development of the multi-purpose land information system (MPLIS) and land database will provide technical assistance for the development of MPLIS and land database, finance digitization of existing maps and records on land use rights; updating and integration of cadastre data (both cadastre map users and land use information), land price data, land use plan data, and land statistics and inventory to improve the completeness and
This project will deliver on the economic priorities of the Federal Government of Somalia by supporting the World Bank’s Multi Partner Fund (MPF) to: 1. build more effective and efficient public institutions through support to Public Financial Management and Public Sector Management and 2. to improve the business enabling environment by building critical infrastructure, supporting the development of key sectors, helping create jobs and improving access to finance and training, with a focus on women and girls.
The project purpose of the Land Investment for Transformation Programme (Ethiopia) is to increase land tenure security through second level land certification (SLLC) and improved rural land administration systems, maximising benefits to small holder farmers through to a Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) component, in the four states of Oromia, Amhara, Tigray and the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR). At the national level the project will work with the Government to ensure the transparency of land allocation, commercial land investment procedures and other policies and procedures are consistent with international good practice and human rights commitments. The LIFT Programme consists of three main pillars that includes: 1. Second Level Land Certification 2. M4P Interventions 3. Cross Cutting Policy Issues
The development objective of the Third Phase of the Pacific Regional Connectivity Program Project for Samoa is to reduce the cost and increase the availability of internet services in Samoa. The project comprises of three components. The first component, Samoa-Fiji cable consists of following three sub-components: (i) submarine cable system; (ii) landing stations and ancillary equipment; and (iii) additional Costs. The second component, information and communication technologies (ICT) regulatory technical assistance include: (i) review, development, and implementation of effective regulation for the ICT sector with a particular focus on wholesale markets; (ii) review (and update) of existing legal regulatory framework; and (iii) carrying out a nationwide consumer survey on the benefits of ICT. The third component, project implementation and administration include: (i) project finance and transactional assistance in connection with the institutional design and operationalization of the Samoa submarine cable company (SSCC) pursuant to public private partnership arrangements; including independent appraisal of the proposed structure of SSCC; and (ii) overall project coordination; financial and contract management; procurement, communications, outreach; reporting, audit, monitoring, and evaluation.
The Modern Slavery Fund is the Home Office’s £33.5m official development assistance (ODA) fund to support the UK’s goal of reducing the prevalence of modern slavery in countries from which the UK sees a high number of victims. This activity started in 2016/17 and will end in 2020/21. The fund actively contributes to achieving the UN sustainable development goal target 8.7 which calls for “immediate and effective measures to eradicate modern slavery” by 2030. The fund forms part of a UK government commitment to spend £200m of ODA on tackling modern slavery. As part of the Home Office Modern Slavery Fund we are investing £3m in Vietnam, £5m in Nigeria and £2m in Albania. The Modern Slavery Fund also includes an £11m Innovation Fund, which builds the evidence base by supporting projects taking innovative approaches to tackling modern slavery.
CDIP is a two and a half year programme funded by the Conflict, Stability & Security Fund (CSSF), a cross-UK government departmental fund to help fragile and conflict affected states. The objective of CDIP is to support the consolidation of democratic practice in Pakistan, through strengthening the capacity of its political institutions to be more capable, accountable and responsive to the needs and aspirations of the Pakistani people. Consolidating democracy through enhanced inclusion and legitimacy begins – and continues – beyond election day. The programme will work closely with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP); the Parliament; Provincial Assemblies; political parties; and civil society. It will also focus particularly on enhancing the participation and empowerment of marginalised groups, including women, youth, persons with disabilities and minorities. CDIP will utilise its convening power to broker sustainable relationships that will bring together disparate groups in Pakistani society, and facilitate the building of consensus around the democratic process.