In July 2008, with assistance from the European Union, an eighteen (18) month consultancy, valued at Three hundred and sixty-two Thousand, three Hundred Euros (€362,300.00) or EC$1,370,834.15, was awarded to the University of the West of England (Bristol) and Orgut Consulting AB (Sweden) to assist the Government in designing a relevant system, incorporating policy as well as legislative and administration changes. The consultants have since delivered the draft land policy which contains several recommendations. Review of the proposals is ongoing but it is expected that all or most of the recommendations would be approved for implementation. It is envisioned that implementation of the recommendations would facilitate improved land management across state agencies and translate into a more efficient service to the wider society. The main agencies anchoring this initiative are Lands and Surveys Department, Land Registry Department, Land Valuation Department, Physical Planning Unit and the Information Technology Services Department.
An additional sum of Four hundred and twenty-two thousand, seven hundred and twenty-six Euros (€422,726.17) or EC$1,599,274.74 was invested in the procurement of computer hardware and software and advanced land surveying equipment. The Land and Surveys Department, the Land Registry Department, Land Valuation Department, Physical Planning Unit and the Information Technology and Services Department are direct beneficiaries
During the course of 2010 and further, the Government would continue the implementation of the National Land titling project with specific focus on digitisation of data/records, training of relevant staff and public education, among other activities.