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Project ID:00073632Description:PBF/LBR/E-5 Land Commission
Peacebuilding Fund
Start Date *: 31 Mar 2009
Public Administration-W2
End Date*: 31 Dec 2010
Country: Liberia Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   UNHABITAT - UN Centre for Human Settlement

Project Description:

This intervention supports the establishment and initial functioning of the Land Commission (LC), by implementing a series of activities that make a direct contribution to the peace building process as part of a long term land reform program.


Peacebuilding Impact:

The project will provide support to make the land Commission (LC) operational and known to the public as a peace building instrument of trust, competence and integrity, which will contribute directly to the peace building, stability, equitable growth and natural resource management for the benefit of all Liberians




  • Strengthened capacity of the Land Commission (LC) and its technical secretariat
  • Increased public awareness aimed at improving understanding of the LC and land issues in Liberia
  • Enhanced capacity of LC to analyse, monitor and evaluate land-related activities and land sector coordination, and
  • Enhanced capacity of the LC to develop short and long term land administrative and management procedures, policies, programs and laws


Outputs and Key Activities:

The project will support the establishment of a functional Land Commission that will work with key partners to realize the following outputs/activities: (i)institution-building activities that strengthen the capacity of the LC, including its technical secretariat, (ii)public awareness/educational activities aimed at improving the understanding the of the LC and land issues in Liberia, (iii)activities that enhance the LC’s capacity for analyzing, monitoring and evaluating land-related activities and land sector coordination between relevant ministries and agencies and other stakeholders and (iv)initial selective pilot projects and interim procedures for addressing immediate and pressing land administration issues that will assist the LC in developing and recommending national land policies, programs and land laws, as part of a long term land reform program, that will promote better land governance and contribute directly to peace building, stability, equitable growth and natural resource management for the benefit of all Liberians.


Indicator and Benchmarks:

Outcome 1: Land Commission Established and Operational. Related indicators:

-          Office established; core staff recruited; work programs developed

-          %  of land Commissioners participating in briefings number and type of training activities; feedback regarding training relevance

-          3-5 year land program developed and funded;

-          Number of participants at launch; representativeness of stakeholder groups

Outcome 2: Increased public awareness and understanding. Related indicators:

-          Number of participants at launch; representativeness of stakeholder groups;

-          % of identified key stakeholder groups consulted

-          Number and frequency of interviews with key stakeholders; variety of stakeholders interview; % of identified key stakeholder groups targeted with information on Land Commission or land issues


Outcome 3: Improved land sector information and coordination. Related indicator:

-          Inventory established and updated every six months

-          Establishment of donor coordination group; donor policies aligned/coordinated; basket fund established (if agreed)

-          Baseline data collected; quarterly progress reports; project evaluation carried out


Outcome 4: Strengthened LC capacity to address critical land issues. Related Indicators:

-          % of targeted land sale case reviewed; % of cases in which recommendations endorsed

-          National inventory available; % of targeted concessions reviewed

-          Number and quality of studies produced;



Procurement will be done through UNDP Monrovia as part of global agreement between UN-HABITAT and UNDP.


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