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This book is the first systematic attempt to address emerging land markets and their implications for poverty, equity and efficiency across a number of African countries. The high incidence of poverty and the need for increased agricultural productivity remain acute in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa, where a lack of secure land rights and a growing scarcity of land relative to the size of the population are becoming increasingly critical issues.
'This book deals systematically and competently with the equity and efficiency implications of land markets in sub-Saharan Africa. The rigorous empirical analyses provide important insights to guide decisionmakers and development partners in formulating policies and investments to promote economic growth and poverty alleviation in Africa.' Gershon Feder, Research Manager for Rural Development in the Development Research Group, the World Bank 'A truly welcome contribution. It provides detailed, well-structured studies on recent initiatives in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, and Malawi...It is an invitation for rigorous impact analysis and to further experimentation in the use of land markets. It is an appropriately important work with which to begin the Environment for Development series from Resources for the Future.' Alain de Janvry, University of California at Berkeley 'it is a careful empirical record of most everything one needs to know about land markets in Ethiopia' Journal of Regional Science
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