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  1. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Ethiopia

    Although many African countries have
    recently adopted highly innovative and pro-poor land laws,
    lack of implementation thwarts their potentially
    far-reaching impact on productivity, poverty reduction, and
    governance. The authors use a representative household
    survey from Ethiopia where, over a short period,
    certificates to more than 20 million plots were issued to
    describe the certification process, explore its incidence

  2. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    China

    This paper is motivated by the emphasis
    on secure property rights as a determinant of economic
    development in recent literature. The authors use village
    and household level information from about 800 villages
    throughout China to explore whether legal reform increased
    protection of land rights against unauthorized reallocation
    or expropriation with below-average compensation by the
    state. The analysis provides nation-wide evidence on a

  3. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    This paper analyzes land transactions
    between municipalities and private businesses based on
    official data and business surveys in 15 regions of the
    Russian Federation. Since the Russian Federation passed the
    new Land Code in 2001, land privatization has been
    officially encouraged by the federal government and in
    particular, land under previously privatized buildings was
    supposed to be privatized to the owner at a nominal price.

  4. 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

  5. Library Resource
    December, 2012
    Vanuatu

    The regionally unique constitution of
    the Republic of Vanuatu provides that-all land in Vanuatu
    belongs to custom owners and their descendants and that
    the-rule of custom shall form the basis of ownership and use
    of land. Implementing this principle, however, after decades
    of land alienation by foreigners using alien laws has proven
    to be challenging. Concerns over actual and perceived
    problems of land alienation through leasing in Vanuatu

  6. 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.

  7. Library Resource

    Land Leasing on Tanna Island, Vanuatu

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2012
    Vanuatu, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    The body of this report consists of five sections. Section one is an introduction to the JBE program and the context for the lease research on Tanna. Section two provides a profile of some of the relevant historical and economic features of the island and aspects related to the structure of governance and civil society organization. This is followed in section three by a summary of key findings regarding the 64 leases studied on Tanna.

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