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  1. Library Resource

    Results from the Preliminary Impact Study of the ILGU Project’s work in Central Uganda

    Reports & Research
    April, 2021
    Africa, Eastern Africa, Uganda

    Improvement of Land Governance in Uganda (ILGU) is a project implemented by the German International Cooperation (GIZ), seeking to increase productivity of small-scale farmers on private Mailo land in Central Uganda, co-financed by the European Union and German Government through the German Federal Ministry for
    Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

  2. Library Resource
    Don’t forget the smallholder! Finding inclusivity in land investments

    Webinar Report | Country Insights Initiative

    Reports & Research
    April, 2021
    South-Eastern Asia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore

    This is the report of a webinar which took place on 25th February 2021 organized by the Land Portal Foundation.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2014
    Japan

    This paper considers two land tenure modes. leasehold and freehold. and models housing maintenance incentives under land tenure security in Japan. Compared with freeholders, leaseholders are equally likely to remain in the premises, but spend less on home maintenance, because leaseholders are not full residual claimants, even under land tenure security. The empirical results show that maintenance expenditures of leaseholders are about 30% lower than those of freeholders in the Japanese residential land market.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    April, 2018
    Central African Republic

    We propose a theory of urban land use with endogenous property rights that applies to cities in developing countries. Households compete for where to live in the city and choose the property rights they purchase from a land administration which collects fees in inequitable ways. The model generates predictions regarding the levels and spatial patterns of residential informality in the city. Simulations show that land policies that reduce the size of the informal sector may adversely impact households in the formal sector through induced land price increases.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 2016
    United Kingdom, Norway

    The analysis of land investment and tenure security usually assumes land scarcity. However, some developing countries have communities with land abundance. This article therefore examines the effects of land abundance for investment and tenure security. The paper develops a formal test of land abundance and estimates a system of three simultaneous equations. The empirical analysis uncovers significant land abundance in Northern Mozambique. In contrast to the literature, area farmed is a determinant of investment and tenure security.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2016
    Zimbabwe

    Since its independence in 1980, Zimbabwe has pursued a land reform and resettlement program aimed at addressing racially skewed land distribution. The most recent phase, the Fast Track Land Reform Program, was launched in 2000 with the aim of acquiring at least five million hectares of land for redistribution. This paper investigates the impact of this program on perceptions of tenure security and investments in soil conservation. Evidence suggests that the program not only created some insecurity among its beneficiaries but also had an adverse impact on investments in soil conservation.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2016
    Ethiopia

    The authors use a large data set from Ethiopia that differentiates tenure security and transferability to explore determinants of different types of land-related investment and its possible impact on productivity. While they find some support for endogeneity of investment in trees, this is not the case for terraces. Transfer rights are unambiguously investment-enhancing. The large productivity effect of terracing implies that, even where households undertake investments to increase their tenure security, this may not be socially efficient.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2018
    Burkina Faso

    In this article, we study the impact of both secure individual and mixed allocation of plots of land on the farming household propensity to invest in land as well as to improve the productivity of the soil. For that purpose, we resort to the World Bank LSMS-ISA database established in 2014 from a representative sample at the national level of 10,800 farming households in Burkina Faso. The empirical application favors the estimation of a multivariate Probit with random effects and of a translog model with household fixed effects.

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