Sao Tome and Principe - National Land Use Plan Study Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 25 Jan 2016
Signature Date 16 Feb 2016
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2020
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 43010
Commitment U.A 2,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The project seeks to conduct studies required for the preparation of the National Land Use Plan (PNAT) of Sao Tome and Principe. It will be conducted within a broader context of Bank support to the country to meet development and land use challenges so as to reduce poverty and sustainably improve the living conditions of the people. Given its scope, the study will contribute to: (i) boosting inclusive and sustainable economic growth; (ii) strengthening national cohesion; (iii) preserving national, territorial and district identities; (iv) reducing spatial and social inequalities; (v) defining and orienting the use of space and land at national and district levels; and (vi) promoting potential economic growth sectors (agriculture, tourism, etc.) within a sustainable environment. The cost estimate of the study, net of taxes, is UA 2.16 million. It will be conducted in three phases over a 15-month period.

Project Objectives

The project sector goal is to contribute to sustainable poverty reduction by ensuring harmonious development of the national territory and better population and activity distribution, paying special attention to the constraints and potential of the natural environment, the socioeconomic specificities of the various zones, and environmental protection. The specific objective of the study is to provide the Administration and local authorities of Sao Tome and Principe with a planning framework that prioritizes a coherent, integrated and inclusive approach to national land use.


The direct beneficiaries of the study will be the Sao Tome and Principe (STP) Government, local authorities (districts and the Autonomous Region of Principe), and the private sector. The indirect beneficiaries will be the entire population of the islands, especially women and vulnerable groups.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Ministère des Travaux Publics, des Infrastructures, des Ressources Naturelles et de l’Environnement (MTPIRNE)


IATI identifier 46002-P-ST-K00-011
Last Update 09 Sep 2019


Contact Details

Name MENG-LIHINAG Jean-Marie

Geographic Location

Country Sao Tome and Principe