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Regional Planning Framework
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The development of the National Land Use Planning Framework was part of the Malagasy Action Plan, which aims at developing the country with an emphasis on the effective use of land as the driving force.
Location:
Branch:
- Regional Office for Arab States
Partner: Government of Madagascar, Ministry of Land Reform and Regional Planning
Donor: UNDP
Theme:
- Urban Development and Management
- Urban planning and policy
- Land and Housing
Cost: USD 250,300

Background and objectives

The development of the National Land Use Planning Framework was part of the Malagasy Action Plan, which aims at developing the country with an emphasis on the effective use of land as the driving force. In addition to this, UN-HABITAT assisted the Ministry of Land Reform and Regional Planning with:

  • Elaborating a Regional Land Use Planning Framework in Analamanga.

  • Restructuring plan for the Ministry itself with development of new tools to monitor activities related to land planning.

  • Preparing a National Workshop to increase awareness of policymakers with regard to land planning policy and to present newly developed instruments to the national and local authorities.

  • Drafting of principles related to urban planning and housing policy to be presented to the Madagascar-Morocco Commission.

  • Implementing regulations related to construction within the framework of natural disaster prevention.

 

Activities

 

The main activities included:

 

  • First Phase of National Land Use Planning (SNAT) launched.

  • National workshop organized to increase awareness of policymakers on land use planning (SNAT).

  • Institutional audit of the Ministry of Land Reform and Regional Planning carried out.

  • Development of an atlas for regions: Analamanga, Vatovavy Fitovinany, Atsimo, Andrefana.

  • Development of Regional Land Use Planning (SRAT) Analamanga.

  • Assessment of existing sectoral observatory completed.

  • Development of National Geographical and Information Policy.

  • Evaluation of capacities and reinforcement with the support of an international consultant on land planning

 

Results

 

The following results were achieved: 

 

  • First two missions of the National Land Use Planning completed and validated with the support of an international mission.

  • Development of atlas completed for the regions: Analamanga, Vatovavy Fitovinany, Atsimo, Andrefana

  • National Land Use Planning (SNAT) Workshop organized and goals, procedures, timeframe agreed.

  • Institutional audit of Ministry of Land and Decentralisation (MRFDAT) completed. Recommendations to restructure ministry released.

 
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