Land Use and Policies; Land Administration; Rural Land Policies for Poverty Reduction
The World Region
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Summary: Inappropriate land policies can be limitation for economic and social development: insecure land tenure, out-of-date regulations, and dysfunctional agrarian institutions hamper/constrain private investment, undermine good governance, and impede local government efforts to increase their revenue; unequal distributions of property and of access to land have limited economic opportunities for the poor and fomented/fostered social conflict and violence. This report explains how the losses caused by inadequate land policies have been significant, and how key policy, institutional, and market regulatory actions as well as infrastructure are necessary to make progress toward increasing economic growth and social development, and reducing poverty.
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