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  1. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Vietnam

    In the wake of reforms to establish a free market in land-use rights, Vietnam is experiencing a pronounced rise in rural landlessness. To some observers this is a harmless by-product of a more efficient economy, while to others it signals the return of the pre-socialist class-structure, with the rural landless at the bottom of the economic ladder. The authors' theoretical model suggests that removing restrictions on land markets will increase landlessness among the poor, but that there will be both gainers and losers, with uncertain impacts on aggregate poverty.

  2. Library Resource
    May, 2014
    Vietnam

    The extent to which households should be
    allowed to transfer their land rights in post-socialist
    transition economies is of considerable policy interest. The
    authors use data from Vietnam, a transition country that
    allows rental and sales of land use rights, to identify
    factors conducive to the development of land markets and to
    assess the extent to which land transfers enhance productive
    efficiency and transfer land to the poor. They find that

  3. Library Resource
    August, 2014
    Vietnam

    The decollectivization of agriculture in
    Vietnam was a crucial step in the country's transition
    to a market economy. But the assignment of land use rights
    had to be decentralized, and local cadres ostensibly had the
    power to corrupt this process. The authors assess the
    realized land allocation against explicit counterfactuals,
    including the simulated allocation implied by a competitive
    market-based privatization. The authors find that 95-99

  4. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Thailand

    In the 1980s the Thai government tried to legalize squatters by issuing special titles that restricted the sale and rental of the land. Using data from 2,874 farming households collected in 1997, the author finds that in places where these government titles where issued, leased plots are more likely to be titled than those that are self-cultivated. For these areas, he uses a model to estimate a 6 percent risk premium in the rental rate for untitled plots.

  5. Library Resource
    April, 2014
    Vietnam

    The authors examine the impact of land
    reform in Vietnam which gives households the power to
    exchange, transfer, lease, inherit, and mortgage their
    land-use rights. The authors expect this change to increase
    the incentives as well as the ability to undertake long-term
    investments on the part of households. Their
    difference-in-differences estimation strategy takes
    advantage of the variation across provinces in the issuance

  6. Library Resource
    August, 2014
    Vietnam

    While liberalizing key factor markets is
    a crucial step in the transition from a socialist
    control-economy to a market economy, the process can be
    stalled by imperfect information, high transaction costs,
    and covert resistance from entrenched interests. The authors
    study land-market adjustment in the wake of Vietnam's
    reforms aiming to establish a free market in land-use rights
    following de-collectivization. Inefficiencies in the initial

  7. Library Resource
    June, 2014
    Philippines

    The goal of this report is to take stock
    of the existing evidence on the impact of the Comprehensive
    Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) on poverty, to examine the
    current challenges that an extension of CARP would face, and
    to suggest directions toward achieving progress on land
    reform given the financial and policy constraints faced by
    the program. The report starts by examining the nature and
    relevance of the challenges that an extension of the land

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2012
    Vietnam

    The policy reforms called for in the
    transition from a socialist command economy to a developing
    market economy bring both opportunities and risks to a
    country's citizens. In poor economies, the initial
    focus of reform efforts is naturally the rural sector, which
    is where one finds the bulk of the population and almost all
    the poor. Economic development will typically entail moving
    many rural households out of farming into more remunerative

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2013
    South-Eastern Asia

    The gender and equity implications of land-related investments on land access and labour and income-generating opportunities

    >> A case study of selected agricultural Investments in LAO PDR (2013)

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