Land administration: LIS supervision project extended in Ethiopia

Land administration: LIS supervision project extended in Ethiopia

In 2014, the international consortium IGN FI/ IGN France/ Geomark was contracted to supervise and assist technically the Ethiopian Ministry of Urban Development and Housing in the development and implementation of a registration system for an urban legal cadastre (CRPRS Cadastre and Real Property Registration System).

This 2 year contract was extended for an additional duration of 16 months. The official signature between the Ministry and IGN FI took place in Addis Ababa on March, 10th, 2017. As Christophe DEKEYNE, IGN FI general manager explained: “This contract has come to its end but the national cadastre and real property registration system is not yet developed. The Ministry of Urban Development and Housing and IGN FI decided to extend their contract so that the whole system can be fully operational by the beginning of 2018. The development of such a system will contribute to curb the problems of mismanagement and increase the real pension in urban areas.”

The following remaining tasks will be undertaken by the consortium during the extension:

  • Supervision of the development, conducting cyclical tests and acceptance test of the system,
  • Assistance to the Ministry in the review final designs of the hardware and network infrastructure to support the CRPRS and later in the commitment of the infrastructure,
  • Supervision of final acceptance of the CRPRS and its deployment throughout the country,
  • Training and capacity building on themes related to the supervision and management of IT based projects.

Once operational, the system will be implemented in 6 pilot cities before being implemented at the national level in a second phase. In this pilot phase, the system for urban land will benefit about 10% of the population.

In the recent years, IGN FI has acquired a strong experience in land projects. It is currently implementing with success the National land information system in Uganda at the national scale.

By the implementation of secure and reliable land information systems, the governments seeks to modernize their land administration, reduce the delays in the registration of titles, the risks of fraud and reduce costs of registration. According to the World Bank, land insecurity remains a major obstacle to the economic and social development of countries.

Project overview: Supervision of an urban land information system, ETHIOPIA