The Land and Rural Development Program (LRDP) is at its core an institutional strengthening project. The project’s mandate is not to resolve land issues itself, but to strengthen the many GOC regional and national entities involved in the sector, through targeted technical assistance and training. The project will accompany the GOC entities to help them achieve their mandate; it will not do the work that the GOC must do itself.
In year 3, we will pursue an ambitious technical assistance schedule that will facilitate achievement of the following key results:
- 7,000 rural households will obtain documented property rights through the restitution, titling, and allocation of public lands through LRDP assistance. This is a LRDP and GOC shared goal1. The 2013 baseline for this indicator was 0.
- 45 percent of beneficiaries of restitution and formalization efforts will be women. This is an LRDP goal. The 2013 baseline was 38%.
- 3,000 restitution beneficiaries will be ethnic minorities. This is an LRDP goal. The 2013 baseline was 0.
- The time to access inputs to restitution and formalization processes will be reduced by 20 percent. This is an LRDP goal. The program is currently in the process of establishing the baseline.
- 250 secondary occupants will receive legal representation in restitution proceedings. This is an LRDP goal. The 2013 baseline was 0.
- 7,000 land parcels will be inventoried to supplement the Land Fund, increasing the amount of land available for restitution and titling. This is a LRDP and GOC shared goal. The 2013 baseline for this indicator was 0.
- The GOC will increase the amount of funds mobilized from the national level to LRDP target municipalities by 80 percent. This is an LRDP goal. The 2013 baseline for LRDP target regions was US $6,206,000. 2 Thus, LRDP will mobilize US $11,170,800 of GOC funding into LRDP focal regions, representing an 80 percent increase over the baseline.