Uganda’s Land Information System – Transforming land management

Registering land was one of the biggest challenges in Uganda until the intervention of World Bank through the Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP). Interview with Ms Dorcas W. Okalany, the permanent secretary, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development What necessitated the implementation of the land component under the World Bank supported Project called […]

Lancet critique of global estimates

Monitoring country progress and achievements by making global predictions: is the tail wagging the dog? – Ties Boerma, Cesar Victora, Carla Abouzahr We call for a repositioning of the production of global estimates, and the transition from MDGs to SDGs provides an opportunity to do so. Neither country policy makers nor the global development community […]

Liberia: National ID Registry to Issue Biometric Cards to Government Employees

The National Identification Registry is urging all employees and civil servants of government ministries and agencies to register and obtain their biometric ID cards to validate names on the government’s payroll. Speaking on Thursday April 5, 2018 at the regular press briefing of the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs, and Tourism in Monrovia, Director General […]

Digitization of Justice infrastructure in Ethiopia

The three-phase project will enable entities under the Ethiopian judicial umbrella to have an integrated IT system. In this regard, the project will have a national data center. In the first phase, a revision of the required specification document and developing a number of systems will be completed. Following this, training for users of the […]

Tanzania adopts Uganda’s Land Information System

KAMPALA – Officials from the Tanzania land ministry have applauded the Uganda land information centre in combating land-related problems and reducing on time for carrying out land searches. The nine-member delegation from the ministry of land, housing and human settlements was led by Walter Lungu on an induction of the national land information centre and […]

South Sudan government and UNHCR launch Refugees Education Information Management System 

UNHCR and the Ministry of General Education and Instruction of South Sudan today launched a new data collection and analysis tool, Refugees Education Information Management System (REMIS) that will help improve monitoring and planning of education programs for refugee children living in South Sudan. “UNHCR’s approach to education of refugee children in South Sudan is […]

Pilots under way for Ghana’s Enterprise Land Information System (GELIS) and Land Use Planning Management Information System (LUPMIS)

The Vice President of the Republic, H.E. Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has called for the speedy automation of the activities of the Lands Commission, to make land title service delivery more efficient. Giving the Keynote Address at a Land Administration Forum in Accra on Wednesday February 28, 2018, the Vice President called on the private sector […]

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