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Technical Assistance And Training In Support Of Implementation Of The Modernization Of Real Property Registry And Cadaster (MRPRC) Project.

The Government of Uzbekistan is currently undertaking efforts to modernize its real property registration and cadastre system in order to realize the economic and social benefits of up-to-date accessible information for future development. The eGovernment Master Plan initiative,of which the registry and cadastre is a central part, is one of the Government’s priorities for improving the investment climate in Uzbekistan. In fact, the Real Property Registry and Cadastre is recognized as one of the country’s six key e-registries (together with the National Geographical Information System and the Census, Legal Entity, Vehicle and Address Registries). Its purpose is to further promote the adoption of advanced ICT technology, accelerate the development of information resources, systems and networks, as well as to expand the range of online public services provided to businesses and citizens. The success of the Uzbek transition to a uniform digital environment will require significant efforts to deal with data renovation and updating, building the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure in GKZGDK’s central and field offices, and targeted human resource development programs to upgrade the skills of staff to manage implementation of the MRPRCP and to operate effectively in the new environment.

The overall objective of this assignment is therefor to deliver a comprehensive project support and capacity building program in support of the first two years of implementation of the MRPRC project. The core elements of the program will be: (i) provision of continuous, on the ground technical assistance to support GKZGDK in the implementation of the MRPRC project components including support for the development of the Real PropertyRegistration and Cadaster System, digitalization and use of the data; and (ii) institutional development, including targeted training and knowledge transfer for the benefit of both institutional and private sector stakeholders. The TA project will help build the in-country ICT capacity, both in the public and private sector, which is a critical constraint when developing modern, computerized land administration and management systems. The importance of intensive capacity building and technical assistance to ensure that the development and maintenance of such systems is effectively operational, efficient and responds to the country's needs, cannot be over-emphasized. Extensive experience in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region and elsewhere shows that land-related ICT projects are more likely to be successful with complementary technical assistance and training to provide continuity of support for institutional strengthening and ICT development. As such, the technical leap forward needs to be combined with a requisite capacity building program to transform land administration agencies into customer-centric service organizations.