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  1. Library Resource
    August, 2012
    Europe

    Buying, selling and mortgaging farmland
    are still rare in Eastern and Central Europe. Not
    surprisingly, given the level of risk in many of these
    countries, short-term transactions, especially leasing, are
    more common. These short-term transactions do almost as well
    as land sales in allocating resources. Making them more
    secure by improving simple registration and enforcement
    systems and increasing public access to information on what

  2. Library Resource
    August, 2012

    IFC has built up a hefty portfolio of
    debt and equity investments in leasing companies in emerging
    markets. Based on IFC's experience, the authors argue
    that leasing is an effective instrument for financing small
    firms' investments in equipment --especially in
    countries with weak collateral laws or mostly new businesses
    that lack historical financial statements.

  3. Library Resource
    August, 2012

    Enterprises use credit to acquire
    productivity-enhancing assets. Rural enterprises in
    developing economies, however, often lack access to the
    credit they need. Key reasons for this lack of access
    include the low level and scattered nature of economic
    activity in rural areas, the enterprises' lack of
    collateral, inadequate capacity among the country's
    lenders to lend in rural areas, and legal and policy

  4. Library Resource
    August, 2012
    Vanuatu

    Under the Vanuatu constitution, the
    'rules of custom shall form the basis of ownership and
    use of land.' Implementing this principle after decades
    of land alienation, however, has proved to be challenging.
    While the leasing arrangement was originally intended to
    restore investor confidence and maintain agricultural
    development in newly independent Vanuatu, it soon evolved
    into the method of acquiring new leases over previously

  5. Library Resource
    August, 2012
    Vanuatu

    This note summarizes findings from an
    analysis of Vanuatu national leasing data drawn from the
    Vanuatu department of lands databases for the period of
    1980-2010. It provides a preliminary indication of how much
    of Vanuatu is currently under lease, where land is being
    leased, how leased land is being used, the length of leases,
    and the extent that leases have been subdivided. The profile
    also highlights areas where data collection needs to be improved.

  6. Library Resource
    August, 2012

    The project initially focused on
    building upon the 1998 Registration Law to develop
    registration procedures, and on getting the Legislative
    Reform Office (LROs) up and running. Cost, affordability,
    and quality of services were important considerations. The
    Project benefited from the country's high education
    levels and relatively low labor costs. Since independence in
    1991, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic has sought to

  7. Library Resource
    August, 2012

    Land markets that allow access to
    land-and to buildings-through secure property rights, at
    transparent prices, and with efficient permitting processes
    and land tax systems are essential to a good business
    environment. Creating such markets, however, can be a long,
    complex, politically charged process, especially where most
    land is untitled and where there are conflicting claims. But
    experience points to practical interim or step solutions

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