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Croatia’s Leap into Digital Land Management

In a landmark decision, the World Bank Board has thrown its weight behind Croatia's ambitious push to modernize its digital land administration services with a hefty EUR 110 million funding

This investment is poised to catapult the Republic of Croatia into a new era of efficient and integrated land and justice services, promising profound benefits for citizens, businesses, and policymakers alike.

The project, christened the Integrated Land Administration and Justice Services Project, aims to resolve longstanding hurdles by ushering in a wave of digitization and integration across land registry and cadaster services. Moreover, it sets the stage for the comprehensive upgrade of vital information systems that underpin land registry, cadastral, and court data. The initiative will also see the development of geospatial datasets for infrastructure and buildings across the nation, alongside the rehabilitation of related infrastructure in Novska, Rijeka, Bjelovar, and Velika Gorica to meet European Union standards.

Jehan Arulpragasam, the World Bank Country Manager for Croatia, underscored the project’s significance as a cornerstone of Croatia’s public administration reform. He highlighted the transformative journey of Croatia’s land administration system over the past decade, driven by the World Bank’s support, which has made the system more efficient, affordable, and user-friendly.

This project not only aims to fortify Croatia’s land administration and court systems but also endeavors to enhance spatial and investment planning, invigorate the real estate market, establish a household registry, and support Croatia’s ambitious climate objectives. It promises to deliver service standards that meet the evolving needs of its users and improve the capacity of key governmental bodies to manage and leverage enhanced cadastral and spatial data effectively.

The initiative is a testament to Croatia’s progress in land administration and justice sector reform, building on significant achievements such as the simplification of land registration procedures, the creation of a unified land information database, and the mass digitization of land documents. These advancements have streamlined transactions, facilitated access to land documents online, and fostered a more resilient system protected against natural disasters.

With this new project, Croatia is set to redefine its approach to land administration and justice, marking a significant step forward in its journey towards a more modern, efficient, and accessible system that will serve as a model for future reforms.

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