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Title:Environmental and gender impacts of land tenure regularization in Africa: Pilot evidence from Rwanda PDF Logo
Authors:Ali, Daniel Ayalew
Deininger, Klaus
Goldstein, Markus
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Working paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2011,74
Abstract:Although recent developments greatly increased interest in African land tenure, few models to address these issues at the required scale have been identified or evaluated. Rwanda's nation-wide land tenure regularization programme is of great interest. A discontinuity design with spatial fixed effects that is used to evaluate the pilot for this programme points to three main effects; namely, (i) improved land access for legally married women and better recordation of inheritance rights; (ii) significant and large investment impacts that are particularly pronounced for women; and (iii) a reduction in land market activity rather than distress sales. Implications for programme design and policy are discussed.
Subjects:gender
agricultural investment
land administration
Rwanda
JEL:J16
O13
Q12
Q15
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Working Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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