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2008-09-09 | Peer Reviewed

Impacts of land certification on tenure security, investment, and land market participation: evidence from Ethiopia

Deininger, Klaus, Daniel Ayalew Ali and Tekie Alemu, 2011, "Impacts of Land Certification on Tenure Security, Investment, and Land Markets Evidence from Ethiopia", Land Economics, 87(2): 312-334, 2011.
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While early attempts at land titling in Africa were often unsuccessful, factors such as new legislation, low-cost methods, and increasing demand for land have generated renewed interest.

A four-period panel allows use of a pipeline and
difference-indifferences
approach to assess impacts of land registration in
Ethiopia. We find that the program increased tenure security,
land-related investment, and rental market participation and
yielded benefits significantly above the cost of implementation.