Impacts of Land Certification on Tenure Security, Investment, and Land Markets: Evidence from Ethiopia

EfD Discussion Paper
1 January 2009

Using a difference-in-difference approach, this paper assesses the effects on investment of a low-cost land registration program in Ethiopia, which covered some 20 million plots over five years. Despite policy constraints, the program increased land-related investment and yielded benefits significantly above the cost of implementation.


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