Catalytic Support on Land Issues

This joint project with the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme concluded in 2015. Through this project, the IOM took the lead in addressing issues related to land by providing technical assistance, capacity building and expert support to the Ministry of Land Reform and Management and the MoPR. The project was funded by the global UN Peacebuilding Fund through the UN Peace Fund for Nepal and contributed to addressing one of the root causes of the ten-year armed conflict. The project piloted its activities in three districts, supporting the local institutions to improve their land management systems and in implementing land use plans, while at the same time encouraging a productive and inclusive dialogue on the issues that remain unsolved. Furthermore, the project supported the Government in preparing a comprehensive and unified land act.