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Land Inequality and Decentralized Governance in LDCs

Project name/title
Land Inequality and Decentralized Governance in LDCs
Year:
2010
Theme:
Economic Policy and Good Governance
Abstract:
This project will investigate issues concerning (a) evolution of land inequality and the role of policies concerning land rights, and (b) accountability of local governments in developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. One component will be a set of research papers on these issues in the context of West Bengal, India. The other component will be an international conference on the topic of land inequality and land rights which will examine related issues in a number of developing countries.
Keywords:
land inequality, land rights, land reform, local governments, accountability, political reservations, clientelism.
Contact:

UNU-WIDER focal point:
Finn Tarp Director of UNU-WIDER

Project Assistant:
Anne Ruohonen

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