Review of National Land Legislation and Policy

Bring forward the resolutions and other outcomes from the National Land Summit.
Project narrative

The overall objective of the Assistance was to support the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources in its review of the outcomes from the National Land Summit and identify the reforms and possible assistance necessary to implement those outcomes, both in the short term and the longer term.

Description of key services provided

Worked under the direction of the Land Sector Steering Committee to bring forward the resolutions and other outcomes from the National Land Summit that was held in September 2006 for Government consideration and implementation and assist the Steering Committee in advancing the outcomes of the Summit. Advise on prioritising and sequencing administrative, policy and legislative changes. Other activities included:

  • Review of Vanuatu’s current land policies, legislation and administrative arrangements affecting land and developed a situational analysis and identified the reforms that would be necessary to implement the resolutions and other outcomes from the National Land Summit.Identified those reforms that were capable of immediate implementation under the current system (i.e. administrative in nature), and what inputs would be needed for their implementation.
  • Identified those reforms that would require amendments to existing land legislation and administrative arrangements, and what inputs would be needed for their implementation; and assist in preparation of recommendations for Ministers on new policy or legislative measures.
  • Identified in broad terms the analytical, advisory and grant support for coordinated donor assistance to the Lands sector, with a view to later consultations with the Government and possible follow-up missions to work with the Government on project design for agreed land reform activities.