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Formulation of the National Spatial Development Framework (NSDF)


Natural Resource Management, Urban Development, Land Administration, Natural Resource Management, Good Governance and Public Administration

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The Land Administration Programme (LAP) was introduced to implement the National Land Policy of 1999 over a period of 15 to 25 years. The first phase of the LAP started in 2003 and focused on undertaking legislative and institutional reforms and key pilots to lay the foundation for a sustainable, fair, efficient, and cost-effective land administration system that guarantees security of tenure.

This project had four components broken down into several interventions for legal reforms, support lo the judiciary, inventory of State acquired lands to formulate policies on outstanding issues arising out of compulsory acquisition, improve participation in policy formulation, institutional reform of public sector institutions, support for customary land administration, support to academic and research institutions, developing computerised land information system, decongestion of land registries, piloting customary boundary demarcation, systematic land titling, revaluation of properties, human resource development, and reform of the land use planning system. To further promote and support effective land administration, land use planning and management a second phase of LAP (LAP II) was developed.

The LAP II focus was on the following components:

Component 1: Strengthening the Policy, Legal and Regulatory Framework for Land Administration;

Component 2: Decentralizing and Improving Business and Service Delivery Processes;

Component 3: Improve Maps and Spatial Data for Land Administration; and Component 4: Human Resource Development and Project Management.

The Formulation of the National Spatial Development Framework (NSDF) assignment was carried out under Component 3 and focused on the preparation of Land Use Plans, the Spatial Development Frameworks, Structure Plans and Local Plans. The Formulation of the National Spatial Development Framework (NSDF) was managed by the Town and Country Planning Department (TCPD) in collaboration with the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) and with technical support provided by the Consultant.