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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2007
    India, Southern Asia

    Recognition of the importance of institutions that provide security of property rights and relatively equal access to economic resources to a broad cross-section of society has renewed interest in the potential of asset redistribution, including land reforms. Empirical analysis of the impact of such policies is, however, scant and often contradictory. This paper uses panel household data from India, together with state-level variation in the implementation of land reform, to address some of the deficiencies of earlier studies.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2003

    Land policies are of fundamental importance to sustainable growth, good governance, and the well-being of, and the economic opportunities open to, both rural and urban dwellers - particularly the poor. To this end, research on land policy, and analysis of interventions related to the subject, have long been of interest to the Bank's Research Department, and other academic, and civil society institutions.

  3. 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.

  4. Library Resource
    May, 2012

    Ownership and control over assets such
    as land and housing provide direct and indirect benefits to
    individuals and households, including a secure place to
    live, the means of a livelihood, protection during
    emergencies, and collateral for credit that can be used for
    investment or consumption. Unfortunately, few studies -
    either at the micro or macro levels- examine the gender
    dimensions of asset ownership. This paper sets out a

  5. Library Resource
    July, 2013
    Nicaragua

    This report centers on the problems
    stemming from land issues in Nicaragua. The report's
    main recommendations deal with four priority actions:
    institutional reform; adjustments to the legal framework;
    systematic regularization of land rights; and, firmly
    addressing previous land invasions, and preventing future
    invasions. The issue of land distribution, and ownership is
    especially critical in Nicaragua; indeed, the country

  6. Library Resource
    August, 2012

    There is enough land in the Amazon
    region to satisfy Brazilian society's demands for
    economic development, environmental management of a resource
    base of global importance and the challenges of agrarian
    reform. Yet Brazil has been unable to create a fully
    coherent and manageable land policy and administration
    system for the region which permits sustainable development
    goals to be achieved while reconciling special interests and

  7. Library Resource
    March, 2013
    Global

    Land policy, administration and
    management are areas of strong client demand for technical
    advice and operational support. This review sought to help
    the Bank better position itself to present coherent advice
    on policy, institutional arrangements and practice. The
    potential implications are a lowering of reputational risk
    to the Bank; greater efficiency in the process including
    joint data gathering; and building of greater momentum and

  8. Library Resource
    February, 2013
    Yemen

    The report, Land Tenure for Social and
    Economic Inclusion in Yemen: Issues and Opportunities was
    completed in December 2009. The report addresses the
    problems of land ownership in Yemen and the various social
    and economic problems associated with the system of land
    ownership. Property rights under Yemeni Law are expressed
    both in custom and statute, but both are informed by shari a
    (Islamic law), which provides the basic property categories

  9. 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

  10. Library Resource
    August, 2014
    Egypt

    The main objective of the Egypt Public
    Land Management Strategy is to provide the Government of
    Egypt (GOE) with practical and politically feasible policy
    recommendations to reform existing public land management
    policies and practices in the aim of improving the business
    climate in Egypt. This study is presented in two volumes:
    Volume one with the main policy note, supported by Volume
    two with background notes on access to public land by

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