The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) is an international financial institution, established in 1944 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States, that is the lending arm of World Bank Group. The IBRD offers loans to middle-income developing countries. The IBRD is the first of five member institutions that compose the World Bank Group. The initial mission of the IBRD in 1944, was to finance the reconstruction of European nations devastated by World War II. The IBRD and its concessional lending arm, the International Development Association (IDA), are collectively known as the World Bank as they share the same leadership and staff.
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The programme will address the challenges of deforestation and peat land degradation through investments to increase transparency and accountability, building capacity for spatial (land-use) planning, and engaging and mobilising the private sector in support of sustainable economic development. It does this by focusing on overcoming the critical governance failures for the sustainable management of forests and land-use
This projects supports the International Partnership for African Fisheries Governance and Trade (PAF) based in the New Partnership for African Development. The programme aims to support the use of a more strategic approach for the sustainable use of African fisheries. It aims to strengthen Africa's capacity to consider, determine and implement responsive reforms in fisheries governance.
The project supports country offices to set up and implement new land programmes by funding programme scoping and design, and providing expert 3rd party advice during implementation; supporting a range of global level activities covering improved private sector land investment, land information and knowledge and land rights protection.
The programme focuses on improving the Land, Tax and Investment promotion systems in selected states of Nigeria. GEMS3 adopts a M4P approach to land markets, piloting interventions which improve the inclusiveness of the land market (e.g. land titling in selected states, regulatory assessments to ensure more effective implementation of the land act).
Support to the National Land Centre to demarcate, adjudicate and issue title deeds for approximately 10m plots of land across the country, including promoting joint ownership of women. The programme supports a participatory mechanism for land adjudication and disputes resolution, has invested in mapping technology and is strengthening the land administration system.