Project Notice

PNR 40683
Organization Private Sector Foundation Uganda
Work Detail Project Development Objective 32. The original PDO of the parent project, CEDP (P130471) is to improve the competitiveness of enterprises in Uganda by providing support for: (i) the implementation of business environment reforms, including the land administration reform and (ii) the development of priority productive and service sectors. 33. Under the AF, the PDO will be changed as follows: to support measures that faciliate increased private sector investment in the tourism sector and strengthen effectiveness of the land administration system. The revised PDO is more specific and focused on outcomes that are directly attributable to the project and will allow for better evaluation. 34. PDO indicators in the results framework are the following: (a) Reduction in number of days to register land from 52 days to 25 days. (b) Reduction in number of days to register a business from 33 days to 5 days and Cost to register a business (as % of income per capita) from 76.70 percent to 50 percent. (c) Increased International Tourist Arrival from 945,000 to 1,500,000. (d) Increased Tourism Sector Employmnet from 225,300 to 300,000. (e) Increase in exports of non-traditional products by 10%. (f) Direct job beneficiaries up to 1,000,000 people. (g) Increased/additional private investment in tourism by US$10 million (h) Strengthen effectiveness of land administration system, measured by · 21 Ministry zonal offices made the NLIS compliant and operationalized and · New land titles including 200,000 new land titles issued to women individually or jointly. 35. The Theory of Change (Annex 1) in the project centers around measures that facilitate an increase in private sector investment in tourism and strengthen effectiveness of the land administration system. The activities of the two components, consolidation of the land administration system and tourism product and competitiveness development are shown in Annex 1 as well as outputs and outcomes. The project will identify new investment areas in tourism where the private sector will invest. It will also provide new land titles to people thereby securing their land rights Scope of Additional Financing 36. The AF will use an Investment Project Financing (IPF) with DLIs approach. Building on the project’s experience of managing the implementation of inputs, the AF proposes to use IPF-DLIs to encourage the implementing partners to focus on performance and sustainability and increase disbursement at the beginning of project implementation. For the tourism component this relates to seeking sustainable private sector partnerships and private investment, and for the land component the focus is on increasing access for households across Uganda. The shift will also motivate the key private and public stakeholders to work toward implementing complementary policy and regulatory shifts that go beyond the scope of the project activities. Uganda has recently used and implemented DLIs in the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development Program (P117876), a Program-for-Results operation; the Uganda Teachers and Schools Effectiveness Project (P133780); and the African Centers of Excellence Project II (P151847). The other two components in the parent project, business registration and business licensing and the matching grant facility, have been completed and are not expected to be supported under the AF. 37. Component 1: Land Administration Reform (US$53.7 million equivalent of which US$22 million equivalent is DLIs). The AF proposes to further strengthen the land administration system in Uganda through a combination of: (a) systems’ improvements and physical infrastructure; (b) systematic registration of communal and individually owned land; (c) enhancements in land valuations capacity; and (d) strengthening of institutional and dispute resolution capacity and human capital. While the land agenda in Uganda is broader than the particular focus in this project, the activities included in and results incentivized through the use of DLIs are key foundational elements needed to advance the economic benefits of land administration. 38. Subcomponent 1.1: Improving and Consolidating Land Administration Infrastructure and System (US$16.2 million). The completion of MZOs and their integration with the NLIS will deepen utilization at the national and local levels. It will also lay the groundwork for systematic land registration through strengthening the Survey and Mapping Department, the consolidation of spatial data infrastructure (SDI), and the establishment of a multipurpose cadaster. Developing a policy and legal framework for land-related housing, urban development and designing programs for implementation. Implementation of the gender strategy to ensure that women’s access to land, including joint titling, is key. Out of the 500,000 new titles to be issued, 200,000 titles will be for women. 39. Subcomponent 1.2: Systematic Registration of Communal and Individually Owned Land (US$25.5 million). The project will undertake national-level systematic land registration to record land rights including the issuance of Communal Land Associations (CLAs), Certificate of Customary Ownership (CCO), and all legal documents, including titles, and ultimately register titles in the NLIS. The systematic registration will work on all land tenure systems existing in the country. 40. Subcomponent 1.3: Strengthening the Ministry of Lands on Land Valuation, Land Acquisition, Property Taxation and the development and implementation of the Land Valuation Management Information System (LAVMIS) (US$7 million). Standardization of implementation standards, mass sensitization on valuation and land acquisition, including potential impact of climate change and capacity building of staff on data collection will be undertaken to enhance the capacity of the ministry staff and enable evidence-based decision making in the sector.
Funded By 106
Country Uganda , Eastern Africa
Project Value 100 Million

Work Detail

Project Development Objective 32. The original PDO of the parent project, CEDP (P130471) is to improve the competitiveness of enterprises in Uganda by providing support for: (i) the implementation of business environment reforms, including the land administration reform and (ii) the development of priority productive and service sectors. 33. Under the AF, the PDO will be changed as follows: to support measures that faciliate increased private sector investment in the tourism sector and strengthen effectiveness of the land administration system. The revised PDO is more specific and focused on outcomes that are directly attributable to the project and will allow for better evaluation. 34. PDO indicators in the results framework are the following: (a) Reduction in number of days to register land from 52 days to 25 days. (b) Reduction in number of days to register a business from 33 days to 5 days and Cost to register a business (as % of income per capita) from 76.70 percent to 50 percent. (c) Increased International Tourist Arrival from 945,000 to 1,500,000. (d) Increased Tourism Sector Employmnet from 225,300 to 300,000. (e) Increase in exports of non-traditional products by 10%. (f) Direct job beneficiaries up to 1,000,000 people. (g) Increased/additional private investment in tourism by US$10 million (h) Strengthen effectiveness of land administration system, measured by · 21 Ministry zonal offices made the NLIS compliant and operationalized and · New land titles including 200,000 new land titles issued to women individually or jointly. 35. The Theory of Change (Annex 1) in the project centers around measures that facilitate an increase in private sector investment in tourism and strengthen effectiveness of the land administration system. The activities of the two components, consolidation of the land administration system and tourism product and competitiveness development are shown in Annex 1 as well as outputs and outcomes. The project will identify new investment areas in tourism where the private sector will invest. It will also provide new land titles to people thereby securing their land rights Scope of Additional Financing 36. The AF will use an Investment Project Financing (IPF) with DLIs approach. Building on the project’s experience of managing the implementation of inputs, the AF proposes to use IPF-DLIs to encourage the implementing partners to focus on performance and sustainability and increase disbursement at the beginning of project implementation. For the tourism component this relates to seeking sustainable private sector partnerships and private investment, and for the land component the focus is on increasing access for households across Uganda. The shift will also motivate the key private and public stakeholders to work toward implementing complementary policy and regulatory shifts that go beyond the scope of the project activities. Uganda has recently used and implemented DLIs in the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development Program (P117876), a Program-for-Results operation; the Uganda Teachers and Schools Effectiveness Project (P133780); and the African Centers of Excellence Project II (P151847). The other two components in the parent project, business registration and business licensing and the matching grant facility, have been completed and are not expected to be supported under the AF. 37. Component 1: Land Administration Reform (US$53.7 million equivalent of which US$22 million equivalent is DLIs). The AF proposes to further strengthen the land administration system in Uganda through a combination of: (a) systems’ improvements and physical infrastructure; (b) systematic registration of communal and individually owned land; (c) enhancements in land valuations capacity; and (d) strengthening of institutional and dispute resolution capacity and human capital. While the land agenda in Uganda is broader than the particular focus in this project, the activities included in and results incentivized through the use of DLIs are key foundational elements needed to advance the economic benefits of land administration. 38. Subcomponent 1.1: Improving and Consolidating Land Administration Infrastructure and System (US$16.2 million). The completion of MZOs and their integration with the NLIS will deepen utilization at the national and local levels. It will also lay the groundwork for systematic land registration through strengthening the Survey and Mapping Department, the consolidation of spatial data infrastructure (SDI), and the establishment of a multipurpose cadaster. Developing a policy and legal framework for land-related housing, urban development and designing programs for implementation. Implementation of the gender strategy to ensure that women’s access to land, including joint titling, is key. Out of the 500,000 new titles to be issued, 200,000 titles will be for women. 39. Subcomponent 1.2: Systematic Registration of Communal and Individually Owned Land (US$25.5 million). The project will undertake national-level systematic land registration to record land rights including the issuance of Communal Land Associations (CLAs), Certificate of Customary Ownership (CCO), and all legal documents, including titles, and ultimately register titles in the NLIS. The systematic registration will work on all land tenure systems existing in the country. 40. Subcomponent 1.3: Strengthening the Ministry of Lands on Land Valuation, Land Acquisition, Property Taxation and the development and implementation of the Land Valuation Management Information System (LAVMIS) (US$7 million). Standardization of implementation standards, mass sensitization on valuation and land acquisition, including potential impact of climate change and capacity building of staff on data collection will be undertaken to enhance the capacity of the ministry staff and enable evidence-based decision making in the sector.

Contact Information

Project Name Competitiveness And Enterprise Development Project
Address Team Leader Moses K. Kibirige, Mary Lisbeth Gonzalez

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