Donors & Partners

Lantmäteriet, the Swedish Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authority, a governmental agency, is implementing the Capacity Building for Inclusive Land Administration and Management Project in collaboration with the Liberia Land Authority (LLA). The mission for Lantmäteriet is to give support for creating an efficient and sustainable use of Sweden’s real properties, land and water. The organization has three main activities, which also form the organizational structure: Cadastral services, Geodata and Land registration. Support for these activities is provided by corporate functions. The total staff of Lantmäteriet is today approximated at 2,150. Lantmäteriet has about 50 offices in Sweden.

Lantmäteriet’s International Services Department focuses mainly on cooperation with sister organizations in developing countries, through funding provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

The strategic aim of this work is to contribute towards fighting poverty and supporting economic development. Currently, Lantmäteriet International Services is engaged with projects in 15 different countries around the world, mainly in Eastern Europe, Western Balkans and Africa.

Website: www.lantmateriet

Within an ongoing project, Landesa is one of the implementing partners in USAID’s new four-year project to support the Government of Liberia in strengthening its institutional, policy, legal and regulatory framework for land governance. Within this project, Landesa will provide technical assistance to the government and other partners around the implementation of gender equitable land rights, as embodied within the policy and legal framework. The selected partners for Landesa in Liberia are currently TetraTech and USAID (September 2015 to June 2020).

Previous support from Landesa in Liberia, funded by USAID, has included:

  • A nationwide study, designed in collaboration with the National Land Commission, of customary tenure regimes to identify means to recognize customary land rights and to improve the tenure security of rural communities. Findings from the study informed the National Land Commission’s design of land policy.

  • A women’s land rights study to assess the rights of women and girls under both statutory and customary law, and made recommendations for legal and non-legal approaches to enhance the equity and effectiveness of the governance framework for property in Liberia. Landesa also provided policy recommendations to the Land Commission for protecting and strengthening women’s land tenure security through the draft Land Rights Policy.

  • Following the recommendations of the women’s land rights report, Landesa oversaw the establishment of a Women’s Land Rights Taskforce, co-chaired by the Ministry of Gender and Development and the Land Commission. The Task Force has provided critical inputs into the land policy process, ensuring that land administration regulations, rules, and procedures are consistent with statutory protections for women’s property rights, and working to ensure that rural women have a voice in the policy process.

Website: www.landesa.org

Under the Liberia Land Administration and Governance Support Project-support to the establishment and functioning of the Liberia Land Authority, which began implementation in late 2017, the UNDP supported several interventions aimed at operationalizing the LLA. The interventions or outputs include the following:

  • Mapping of existing land use in two customary communities in Grand Cape Mount County

  • Development of administrative procedures and policies, including for procurement, financial management and HR 

  • Development of Land Governance regulations-sale and lease of public and government land, and zoning regulations

  • Development of LLA’s five years (2018-2023) Strategic Plan

  • Development of frameworks for land use planning

  • Assessment of the technical capacity of land professionals-human resources capacity building plan

  • Provision of furniture and fixtures for LLA central office

  • UNDP through IOM-Support to the establishment of Zorzor office and gender unit at the LLA-few furniture and fixtures

  • UNDP through IOM-development of Communication Strategy and outreach on the Authority in three regions of the country (Maryland, Grand Kru, Sinoe Grand Gedeh; Nimba and Lofa; and Montserrado and Cape Mount)

Website: www.undp.org

A project proposal for capacity building for inclusive land administration and management in Liberia has been developed jointly by the LLA (The Liberia Land Authority) and Lantmäteriet (The Swedish Mapping, Cadastre, and Land Registration Authority), and expected to start by November or December 2018.

The project, which will be supported by the Government of Sweden through the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), has four components:

  • Training of LLA staff (locally and internationally) at all levels;

  • Participation of women in land administration and management functions;

  • Building capacity in Land Use Planning in Liberia; and

  • Protection and management of Customary land through demarcation.

Website: www.sida.se

Contact Information

    • Former Commerce Building,
      Ashmun and Gurley Streets Intersection, Monrovia, Liberia
    • +231 - 775 - 275 328 
      +231 - 886 - 528 792
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Liberia Land Authority

The Liberia Land Authority (LLA) is a product of the policy, legal and institutional reform of the land sector of Liberia led by the erstwhile Land Commission. The LLA, established by an Act of the National Legislature on October 6, 2016, as an autonomous agency of the Government with operational independence, subsumes land functions that were performed by several agencies of government... Read details