Evaluation of Results of Support to Land Administration Systems
Sida supports the development of land administration systems in Eastern Europe as a means to contribute to closer social and economic integration of some of the Eastern Partnership countries with the rest of Europe. With the aim to develop a market-based property system in Belarus, a project implemented jointly by Lantmäteriet and the Belarusian organisation "NGO Land Reform" was initiated in 1998 to provide technical and capacity support to Belarusian land administration agencies. Lantmäteriet is also the partner in the Georgian project where the recipient of the support is the National Agency of Public Registry.
The main purpose of the evaluation was to identify the medium- and long-term results and lessons learned by the land administration projects financed by Sida in Belarus and Georgia. For an eventual continuation of the support, the evaluators have additionally identified the most relevant future focus in the context of the Eastern Partnership Agenda and the new regional strategy for Swedish support to the Eastern Partnership countries (forthcoming 2014). Furthermore, the evaluation includes recommendations on how a gender perspective can be integrated into the projects.