From the American People
OVERVIEWThe Land Titling and Economic Restructuring in Afghanistan (LTERA) Program improved property rights for millions of Afghans and worked with the Afghan Government to restructure state-owned entities (SOEs). LTERA resolved land rights disputes and formalized property rights by establishing clear documentation and transfer of land ownership – both for Afghan families living in informal settlements and for businesses seeking sites with secure tenure. In support of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS), LTERA also analyzed the assets and liabilities of SOEs to prepare restructuring and privatization plans. Ultimately, these plans guided the transfer of SOE assets to the private sector, releasing land, buildings, and equipment for industrial and commercial development.
ACTIVITIESLTERA improved the management of property records, formalized land tenures, restructured and privatized SOEs, and implemented modern land mapping and surveying methodologies. LTERA also worked on the policy level to improve the legal and regulatory framework for property rights, registration, and economic restructuring. These activities fell under LTERA’s two components: land titling and economic restructuring.
RESULTSProperty Records Management
Land Tenure Formalization
Economic Restructuring and Privatization
Geographic Information System (GIS)/Surveying
Land Titling and Economic Restructuring in Afghanistan 10/24/2009
Land Titling and Economic Restructuring in Afghanistan - Dari 10/24/2009
Land Titling and Economic Restructuring in Afghanistan - Pashto 10/24/2009
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USAID/Robert Sauers Site of the larger Buddha statue after it was destroyed by the Taliban in 2001. Given the images of Afghanistan...
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20 January 2008
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