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Review of the Capacity Building for Improvement of Land Administration and Procedures in Bosnia and Herzegovina (CILAP project)

The purpose of the review of the Sida funded land administration project in Bosnia Herzegovina was to provide Embassy of Sweden with information and knowledge regarding the outcome and effects of the CILAP project achieved during the first two and a half years of implementation out of initially planned six years.The evaluation object was the capacity building of the two geodetic authorities (GA) in the federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) and in the Republic of Srpska (RS) and the direct and in-direct contributions to the World Bank funded project Real Estate Registration Project RERP.

The project is implemented by Lantmäteriet (The Swedish Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authority) in cooperation with the Federal Administration for Geodetic and Real Property Affairs (FGA) and the Republic Authority for Geodetic and Real Property Affairs in the Republic of Srpska (RGA).The CILAP project had as its main activities to strengthen the land administration organizations, development of legislation, develop the geodetic infrastructure, building an address register, study of land and property valuation, support to ITC, and establishing a digital archive.

The team recommended the CILAP project to pay stronger attention to crosscutting issues as they were not adequately mainstreamed during the project implementation. Special attention should also been given to gender equality and anti-corruption efforts in the land administration. There were institutions available in BiH that could be approached to enable this, such as the Gender Centres and Transparency International.

The project monitoring could also have been strengthened by a more visible link between the project document, the annual work plans and the annual progress reports. It was recommended that a more result-based approach in planning the next phase takes into account the result chain giving focus to the linkages between activities, outputs, outcomes, and results. Identification of deliverables, milestones, and goals would enable a more result-based reporting and be helpful for future monitoring and evaluation. The current set of indicators needed to be revisited as some of the indicators appeared not to be dependent on the outcome of the CILAP project. The annual reporting was so far not sufficiently linked to planned activities with outputs and the attainment of the indicators.

The final report can be found here.

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