According to the WB and IFC guidelines and the baseline socio-economic survey, vulnerable
, families lead by single women, refugees,
subsistence income for a family of five* and employment priority in project-related jobs. This is
additional allowance for vulnerability status on top of that of other entitlements in this matrix.
The above mentioned persons will receive 338.3 GEL x 3 months ie 1015 GEL.
Families under the poverty threshold (officially registered in Social Services as poor: with rating less than 57000 –
extremely poor receiving social allowances and with rating more than 57000 but less than 70000 – receiving
5. Political and administrative Structure
The Municipal Development Fund of Georgia (MDFG) is the executing agency (EA).MDFG is
responsible for managing construction/rehabilitation activities in scope of the RDP III project as
well as land acquisition and resettlement of the PAPs.
MDFG is assisted by a number of other government departments and private agencies in the
design, construction and operation of the Project. Pursuant to the active legislation, the National
Agency of Public Registry (NAPR) within the Ministry of Justice is in charge of the recognition
of ownership rights of rightful owners, registration of land ownership, based on verification and
certification from village communities, notaries, property rights recognition commissions at local
administration/municipalities. The local/district NAPRs are also responsible for registering the
transfer of acquired land from landowners to the Agency for Culture Heritage Preservation of
Georgia (ACHP), the local governments at district and village levels are involved in the
legalization of land parcels, land acquisition and resettlement. The Ministry of Environmental and
Natural Resources Protection (MoENRP) is responsible for environmental issues.
Various sub-projects of the RDP III Project are located in the municipalities Samtskhe-Javakheti
and Mtskheta-Mtianeti Regions. All corresponding Sakrebulo, Gamgeoba, Registration Offices
and PRRCs will be involved in RAP. Local Sakrebulos and Rtsmunebuli of villages are involved
for local level LAR activities.
The World Bank (WB) will be financing the Project and will provide advice and supervision on
land acquisition activities.
Government agencies active at various levels in the process of legalization of privately owned land
parcels are described hereunder.
Rtsmunebuli and Gamgeoba at Village (Community) Level
The community level Gamgeoba is the executive branch of self-government headed by
Rtsmunebuli. Rtsmunebuli has the primary role in the process of legalization and registration of
land parcels. Rtsmunebuli confirms the ownership of affected land plots, the parameters of land
plots and endorses the cadastral maps and related data prepared in cases of legalization1.
Gamgebeli plays an important role in the legalization of non-rightful owners (owners in possession
before the enactment of current law on privatization of land in Georgia without prior permission
of the government). Gamgeoba has the power to authorize2 details of the occupied land parcel and
verify its usage pattern as the first hand verification and authorization for further consideration in
the Property Rights Registration Commission (PRRC) as a basic step for registration with the
Public Registry. Neighbours of applicants for legalization have roles in the authorization process.
Rtsmunebuli of the villages will be involved in RAP process of implementation.
Property Rights Recognition Commission
Under the Law of Georgia on Recognition of the Property Ownership Rights Regarding the Land
Plots Owned/Used by Physical Persons or Legal Entities (2007), the Government of Georgia has
established the PRRC at the Rayon level for recognition of ownership rights of non-rightful owners
for registration. The PRRC verifies and authorizes the application of ownership for registration
with the NAPR. The PRRC authorizes the application of only those PAPs who are not registered
residential land or agricultural plots adjacent to the project affected area (“non-rightful land
owners”, according to definition of Georgian regulations).
NAPR is in charge of the registration of land ownership and its transfer through purchase
agreementfrom landowners to the GSE. Rayon Archives are now transferred in the possession of
the Rayon Registration Offices of the NAPR. Rayon Archive is used for cross verification of
ownership document and validity of physical possession of land by persons seeking registration as
legalizable owner, in the case, owner does not have available documentation proving ownership
rights on the adjacent land plot or in case there is any doubt regarding the plot.
Rayon Registration Office of the NAPR is the Rayon level authority for executing registration of
land parcels in the name of the applicants based on package of application documents provided by
rightful owners (PAPs possessing ownership documents but with title formalization pending) or
by non-rightful owners after receiving appropriate certificate from PRRC as the case may be. The
owners submit both soft copy and hard copy of plot maps with geometric details for record in the
Rayon and Central NAPR.
5.3 Land Acquisition and Resettlement Organizations
MDFG – Municipal Development Fund of Georgia
MDFG has the overall responsibility of design, land acquisition and resettlement, construction,
construction monitoring and supervision of the RDP III Project. This also includes financing and
executing land acquisition and resettlement tasks and cross-agency coordination. MDFG will
exercise its functions through its existing Resettlement Management Team (RMT), which consists
of representatives of Permits Unit, Legal Department and Environmental and Social Safeguards
Unit of MDFG. One Social Safeguards/Resettlement Specialists will be hired and a Social / Gender
Specialist have been hired and engaged for WB financed projects. The staff have received
professional on-the-job training as a part of the World Bank’s technical assistance to the MDFG.
For each separate project, including the present one, MDFG will hire a local specialist as a
consultant assisting in implementation of RAP.
A Resettlement Management Team (RMT) having specific experience and skills in land
acquisition and resettlement (LAR), is responsible for LAR activities related to the project. The
RMT is responsible for supervision of all technical work to accomplish RAP preparation and