‘Everything that we have achieved today to apply the CFD is thanks to PFL. The other municipalities in Benin benefit from the experiments and results of the project.’
Mr. Luc Sètondji Atrokpo,
President of the national association of municipalities, ANCB
‘Using the land plot that I inherited from my late father allows me to have an income to school my children, who are now at the university, as well as to acquire other land plots.’
A woman from Tokpota,
Municipality of Dogbo.
‘The project’s approach has made it possible to enter into the reality of unified land management (urban and rural) advocated by the Code and to give local stakeholders the material to apprehend the overall management of the municipal territory. In all the villages covered by the project, there was enthusiasm among the population, a feeling of greater land tenure security, an absence of land conflicts and an open-minded access to land for women and young people.’
From the final and external evaluation of PFL.
building more effective public administration by strengthening
Benin, Local Land Management Support Project
Over a period of 4 years, the project experimented and operationalised the new legal framework for land management in the two municipalities of Dogbo and Klouékanmè, following the adoption of the Land Code in 2013. In other words, the project has constituted a “living lab” for the establishment of new and existing local institutions on land management and their interactions, for the development and testing of instruments to register land ownership and land use, and to raise the awareness on land management and land rights. Via the national association of municipalities (ANCB), the experiences are shared with other municipalities in Benin and used as input for further policy development at the national level. By the end of 2016 the project was extended with a component to equip the national agency for land administration (ANDF) to better fulfil their duties and responsibilities.
The project has achieved remarkable results, including: