Armenia: digitizing archives

Armenia is moving towards a more transparent, secure, unified, and citizen-oriented cadastral system. A core activity of this transition, which is manifested in the 5-year reform plan of Cadastre Committee (CC), is the digitalisation of the cadastral archives in Armenia.

Digital cadastral archives will facilitate the creation of modern online, streamlined self-services, and a paperless environment for the CC. In addition, it will support land allocation, including qualitative and quantitative analysis, monitoring, land appropriation and the management of other types of property rights on land.

It is important that all agencies creating, managing and disseminating spatial data are working together.

Suren Tovmasyan - head of the Cadastre Committee

More about this project

Overall, the project uses a design approach consisting of 6 phases, each with a standalone and well-defined result: 

The 6 subsequent steps in the project, as described below.

  1. Needs Assessment and inception report. This involves a detailed assessment by Kadaster of the existing archives, related documents, and the systems and processes used to manage them. The assessment includes an examination of legal, financial, organisational, technical, and capacity aspects.
  2. With support of Kadaster, the CC has developed a digitalisation strategy, incorporating the policy, legal, organisational, technical, and capacity constraints, requirements, and opportunities– outlining the design, form, and function of the new digital archive. 
  3. CC, with support of Kadaster, successfully developed a unified methodology towards a complete and digitized archive, including a completed and maintained end-to-end digitalisation platform, consisting of all materials archived, housed in a single building, accessible and available 24/7, secured, and integrated with other CC IT systems. The CC will finance the system.
  4. Integrate the new digital archive workflows into the regular CC working procedures, i.e. moving from the paper-based methods into the digital environment. 
  5. CC tools and materials to actively share the knowledge and skills needed to successfully implement the new system and workflows with the whole CC organisation (85 people), through train-the-trainers sessions. At least 8 people will be trained in these train-the-trainers sessions. CC, in cooperation with Kadaster, has a plan on how to monitor whether these trainings are indeed structurally being implemented, to ensure the impact of the project.
  6. A final report, presenting the results achieved during the project, recommendations for actions for the CC itself, and recommendations for further cooperation.

Digitalisation of the cadastral archives in Armenia.

1 January 2020 – 30 June 2023

The Cadastre Committee (CC)


Nieuws item: Digital transformation in Armenia

In 2023, Kadaster and the Cadastre Committee of Armenia wrap-up their collaboration agreement. Was it a successful project? We ask Suren Tovmasyan, head of the Cadastre Committee.

Read more


More info and contact

If you want more information about the project or if you want to contact us, please fill in the contact form.

Other projects

Saint Lucia: extending support for NSDI development

Following up on the first NSDI development project in St. Lucia in 2019, concentrating on the legal and business analysis and reflected in a change implementation strategy, the World Bank has awarded the extension of this project to the consortium of Kadaster and KU Leuven. 

Rwanda: renewed cooperation

We have collaborated with the Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority (RLMUA) since 2008. In August 2021, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) programme Land-at-Scale approved a funding application to continue the cooperation for the next four years. 

South Africa: Integrating land tenure management

Kadaster will assist in developing plans for an integrated land registry and cadastre system, including both statutory and customary land rights.