Land administration

Environmental and Gender Impacts of Land Tenure Regularization in Africa

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Although increased global demand for land has led to renewed interest in African land tenure, few models to address these issues quickly and at the required scale have been identi ed or evaluated. e case of Rwanda’s nation- wide and relatively low-cost land tenure regularization program is thus of great interest. is paper evaluates the short-term impact (some 2.5 years after completion) of the pilots undertaken to ne-tune the approach using a geographic discontinuity design with spatial xed e ects. ree key ndings emerge from the analysis.

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August 2011
Publisher(s)
World Bank Group

Land tenure and property rights assessment for Kyrgyzstan

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Kyrgyzstan was one of the first countries from the former Soviet Union (FSU) to privatize agricultural land and remains the only country of the five Central Asian countries that has distributed land to the former collective and state farm members and dismantled the majority of these large farms. 

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January 2005
Publisher(s)
USAID