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 28 Feb 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 28 Jun 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 2,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

This project aims to carry out a study required for the preparation of the National Land Use Plan (PNAT) of Sao Tome and Principe. It fits into a broader context of the African Development Bank Group’s support to the country to address development and land use challenges aimed to reduce poverty and sustainably improve the populations’ living conditions. The study will run for a total of 15 months. The project’s total cost is estimated at UA 2.16 million, of which UA 1.185 million in foreign currency (54.9%) and UA 0.975 million in local currency (45.1%). In the long term, it should contribute to: (i) boosting sustainable economic growth; (i) 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 both national and districts levels; (vi) promoting potential economic growth sectors (agriculture, tourism, etc.) within a sustainable environment.

Project Objectives

The study’s sector objective 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, socio-economic specificities of the various zones and environmental protection. The study’s specific objective is to provide the Administration and local authorities with a planning framework that prioritizes a coherent, integrated and inclusive approach to national land use.


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

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Sao Tome and Principe
Ministère des Travaux Publics, des Infrastructures, des Ressources Naturelles et de l’Environnement (MTPIRNE)


IATI identifier 46002-P-ST-K00-011
Last Update 01 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name ODHIAMBO Walter

Geographic Location

Country Sao Tome and Principe
Coordinates Location Name
1.61667 7.41667 Prancipe