Benin introduced new instruments to register customary land rights in the 2013 Land and Domain Law, which was updated in 2017. The BMZ supported “Promotion d’une Politique Foncière Responsable (ProPFR)” project is testing these instruments together with scalable implementation modalities in the Borgou department (Benin). This work is complemented with a rigorous impact evaluation to assess changes in tenure security, agricultural investments and food security. The baseline survey was completed in 2018 and includes 2,968 households in 53 villages in the Borgou. This summary report presents the evaluation approach and selected findings on land rights, modes of land acquisition, incidence of land conflict, perceptions of tenure security and expectation of land registration, disaggregated by gender and socio-economic status. The endline data will be collected in 2022.
For more information on the project: Responsible Land Policy in Benin | Land Portal.
Authors and Publishers
Thea Hilhorst (World Bank),
Clémentine Sadania, Nicholas Barton (both C4ED),
Dr. Bruno O’Heix and Inoussa Guinin Asso (both GIZ)
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