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Working Paper
Rental markets, gender, and land certificates: Evidence from Viet Nam

The way property rights affect land rental market behaviour is one of the key issues in development economics...

Land use Land titling Gender
Blog
From 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
Blog
Malawi'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 Article
Property 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 Article
Land Acquisition for Industrialization and Compensation of Displaced Farmers

Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property Rights

Compensation management Industrialization Land tenure
Journal Special Issue
Land 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
Blog
Report 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
Blog
From 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 Paper
Trends 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 Paper
Land, 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 Chapter
Access 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 Chapter
Toward Efficient Urban Form in China

From the book: Urbanization and Development in Asia

Economic aspects (Agriculture) Land use Economic aspects (Land use)
Working Paper
Reputation, 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 Paper
Migration 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 Paper
Land 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 Paper
Toward 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)
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