Property Governance Activity

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Informing citizens about Property Rights
Informing citizens about property rights
USAIDKosovo

USAID’s Property Governance Activity, is a five-year initiative that aims to improve the property rights system in Kosovo, reduce corruption, increase women’s empowerment, and improve formal property rights and investments in real property.  The activity, in partnership with civil society, the private sector, and other local actors will advance Kosovo’s economic and democratic development.

INCREASE FORMAL PROPERTY RIGHTS BY STANDARDIZING PROCESSES AND PRACTICES IN MUNICIPALITIES

The Property Governance Activity will focus on strengthening the property rights system by improving Municipal Cadaster Office processes and service delivery that citizens require to formalize and register their property rights. The Activity will help standardize administrative procedures which will incentivize citizens to initiate formalization proceedings. It will also work to remove the burdensome registration requirement that discourages citizens from registering these rights.

INCREASE CIVIL SOCIETY AND ACTIVE CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT WITH INSTITUTIONS 

Property Governance Activity will help mobilize citizen engagement with the government to improve property processes and service delivery and inform municipal development plans (MDPs) in coordination with Local Councils.  Additionally, the activity will support the creation of Property Transparency Forums with civil society organizations, the private sector, journalists, and concerned citizens to oversee, monitor, and report on implementation of MDPs. 

ENGAGE THE PRIVATE SECTOR TO STRENGTHEN KOSOVO’S PROPERTY RIGHTS REGIME

USAID will work with partnerships among private sector, local government, and civil society to support reforms that will facilitate citizens’ access to cadastral data, address constraints to formalize rights in newly constructed buildings, and help demonstrate the case for women to participate in the economy to generate demand for inheritance proceedings. These partnerships will also introduce new technologies that will strengthen public participation and enable increased transparency and accountability in the governance of property systems.

EXPECTED RESULTS

  • Improved municipal capacities, processes, and practices for property management and registering properties;
  • Unified/standardized service delivery of property-related services in selected municipalities;
  • Improved property inheritance processes with integrated gender equality in all property reforms;
  • Strengthened citizen and civil society oversight in ensuring transparency, accountability, and efficiency in property rights and inheritance processes and services;
  • Increased awareness and advocacy about the value of women’s property rights and inheritance to improve their economic opportunities; 
  • Increased public understanding of property sector rules and regulations to improve the public’s advocacy to ensure access to services and protection of their property rights;
  • Increased private sector engagement in institutional modernization and automatization technologies of property systems and services; and
  • Increased private sector engagement on municipal development plans for more transparent property regulations and incentivized private sector investments.

Project Duration:         May 2022 – May 2027

Partner:                           TetraTech

Contact:                           Perihan Ymeri Ustaibo

 

Last updated: September 08, 2022

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