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Working PaperRental markets, gender, and land certificates: Evidence from Vietnam
The way property rights affect land rental market behaviour is one of the key issues in development economics...Land use Land titling Gender
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (September-October 2015)
UNU-WIDER had a busy September. We celebrated our 30 th birthday with some 600 people at our three-day conference on ‘Mapping the Future of Development Economics’ here in Helsinki. It was a great occasion...Agriculture Business enterprises Capital investments
BlogMalawi's Farm Subsidy Benefits the Poor but Doesn't Come Cheap
Malawi’s farm input subsidy benefits the poor and can be part of a viable national development strategy. Agriculture is Malawi’s main economic sector...Agriculture Equilibrium (Economics) Expenditures, Public
Journal ArticleProperty Rights and Productivity: the Case of Joint Land-Titling in Vietnam
This paper explores the effect of land titling on agricultural productivity in Vietnam and the productivity effects of single versus joint titling for husband and wife...Agriculture Economic development Land use
Journal ArticleLand Acquisition for Industrialization and Compensation of Displaced Farmers
Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property RightsCompensation management Industrialization Land tenure
Journal Special IssueLand and Property Rights
This special issue of the Journal of Development Economics originates from a UNU-WIDER research project on land inequality and decentralized governance in LDCs...Economic development Land tenure Land use
BlogReport from Gender Equality Results Meeting
Roger Williamson The Danish State Secretary for Development Policy Charlotte Slente , welcomed the participants and contributors to the meeting and stressed the centrality of gender equality to Danish development policy ...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Education
BlogFrom the Editor’s Desk (October 2013)
31 October 2013 Tony Addison October finds Angle in New York, for our event on ‘Fragility and Aid–What Works?’ at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN...Agriculture Budget Economic aspects (Education)
Working PaperTrends and Patterns of Land Use Change and International Aid in Sub-Saharan Africa
The sub-Saharan Africa region recorded the fastest conversion of forest land to agriculture in the past 20 years. The region also has the widest yield gap and together with Latin America and Caribbean has the largest unused arable land...Agriculture Land use
Working PaperLand, Environment and Climate: Contributing to the Global Public Good
This paper discusses global public goods related to the world’s land resources, their current provision and likely future provision, their potential impacts on the world’s poorest households, as well as prospects for using foreign assista...Biodiversity conservation Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid
Book ChapterAccess to Land: Market and Non-market Land Transactions in Rural Vietnam
By applying a unified framework, this book examines the impact of land tenure reforms on poverty reduction and natural resource management in countries in Africa and Asia with highly diverse historical contexts...Land reform Land tenure Land use
Book ChapterToward Efficient Urban Form in China
From the book: Urbanization and Development in AsiaEconomic aspects (Agriculture) Land use Economic aspects (Land use)
Working PaperReputation, Policy Risk, and Land Use: A Study of China’s ‘Grain for Green’ Programme
Since 1999, China has spent RMB 50 billion (about US$7 billion) to implement the ‘Grain for Green’ programme, the largest land retirement programme in the developing world...Conservation of natural resources Farm produce Forests and forestry
Working PaperMigration and Inheritance Practices in the Bolivian Altiplano
Most theoretical approaches to inheritance assume that parents are the key actors of bequest decisions. However, in a context of important migration, children may play an active role in the inheritance process...Inheritance and succession Land tenure Land use
Working PaperLand Acquisition for Industrialization and Compensation of Displaced Farmers
This paper addresses the question of how farmers displaced by acquisition of agricultural land for the purpose of industrialization ought to be compensated...Compensation management Industrialization Land tenure
Working PaperToward Efficient Urban Form in China
Land efficiency in urban China is examined, using Tianjin as a case study, from the perspective of agricultural land conservation; reduction in energy use, conventional pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions; and human time savings...Economic aspects (Agriculture) Land use Economic aspects (Land use)