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Empowering Women Through Equal Land Rights : Experimental Evidence From Rural Uganda (English)

Traditional customary land tenure systems often limit women’s land rights in Sub-Saharan Africa.In an ongoing experiment in rural Uganda, we offered households fully-subsidized land titles and basic information about the benefits of land titling.Providing additional gender information and making the offer conditional on female co-tilting raised the take up of joint titles to about 76 percent and 89 percent, respectively, without dampening overall demand for titling. ... See More +

Brief 135873 APR 01, 2019

Cherchi,Ludovica; Goldstein,Markus P.; Habyarimana,James Paul; Montalvao,Joao; O'Sullivan,Michael B.; Udry,Chris; Gruver,Ariel Rose Disclosed

Profiting from Parity : Unlocking the Potential of Women's Businesses in Africa : Main Report (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of entrepreneurship in the world, with approximately 42 percent of the non-agricultural labor force classified as self-employed or employers. ... See More +

Working Paper 135420 MAR 19, 2019

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Coleman,Rachel Dawn; Conconi,Adriana; Donald,Aletheia Amalia; Gassier,Marine; Goldstein,Markus P.; Chavez,Zenaida L.; Mikulski,Joanna; Milazzo,Annamaria; Paryavi,Maliheh; Pierotti,Rachael Susan; O'Sullivan,Michael B.; Vaillant,Julia Disclosed

Profiting from Parity : Unlocking the Potential of Women's Businesses in Africa (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of entrepreneurship in the world, with approximately 42 percent of the non-agricultural labor force classified as self-employed or employers. ... See More +

Working Paper 135420 MAR 19, 2019

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Coleman,Rachel Dawn; Conconi,Adriana; Donald,Aletheia Amalia; Gassier,Marine; Goldstein,Markus P.; Hernandez Uriz,Zenaida; Mikulski,Joanna; Milazzo,Annamaria; Paryavi,Maliheh; Pierotti,Rachael Susan; O'Sullivan,Michael B.; Vaillant,Julia French Disclosed

Empowering Women Through Family Visioning : a Randomized Experiment in Uganda (English)

Women's empowerment programs have gained popularity in many low-income countries as a means to improve women's economic Status, health and livelihood. ... See More +

Correspondence 136383 FEB 21, 2019

O'Sullivan,Michael B.; Jones,Kelly; Ambler, Kate Disclosed

Gender and property rights in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions (English)

Strengthening women's ownership, control, and use of land, livestock, and savings assets matters for poverty and shared prosperity, as unequal property rights can lead to intrahousehold inequality in wealth; allocative inefficiencies, which are costly in lost economic output and productivity growth; and women's control over household resources and spending decisions, with welfare implications for this generation and the next. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8250 NOV 21, 2017

O'Sullivan,Michael B. Disclosed

Moving out and up : panel data evidence on migration and poverty in Uganda (English)

This paper examines the relationship between spatial and economic mobility in Uganda using longitudinal data from 2005 through 2012. The study relies on a detailed panel tracking survey and exploits exogenous variation in the spatial intensity of violent conflict, rainfall shocks, distance from the regional capital, and ethnic networks in urban areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8186 SEP 07, 2017

Mensah,Edouard Romeo; O'Sullivan,Michael B. Disclosed

Formalizing rural land rights in West Africa : early evidence from a randomized impact evaluation in Benin : Formalisation des droits fonciers dans les zones rurales d'Afrique de l'Ouest : Résultats initiaux d'une étude expérimentale au Bénin (French)

This paper presents early evidence from the first large-scale randomized-controlled trial of a land formalization program. The study examines the links between land demarcation and investment in rural Benin in light of a model of agricultural production under insecure tenure. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7435 APR 06, 2016

Goldstein,Markus P.; Houngbedji,Kenneth; Kondylis,Florence; O'Sullivan,Michael B.; Selod,Harris English Disclosed

Securing property rights for women and men in rural Benin : Mieux établir les droits fonciers des femmes et des hommes dans les zones rurales au Bénin (French)

Women in Sub-Saharan Africa are less likely than men to own land. They also use less land and have lower tenure security over the land that they use. ... See More +

Brief 103188 FEB 01, 2016

Goldstein,Markus P.; Houngbedji,Kenneth; Kondylis,Florence; O'Sullivan,Michael B.; Selod,Harris English Disclosed

Securing property rights for women and men in rural Benin (English)

Women in Sub-Saharan Africa are less likely than men to own land. They also use less land and have lower tenure security over the land that they use. ... See More +

Brief 103188 FEB 01, 2016

Goldstein,Markus P.; Houngbedji,Kenneth; Kondylis,Florence; O'Sullivan,Michael B.; Selod,Harris French Disclosed

Formalizing rural land rights in West Africa : early evidence from a randomized impact evaluation in Benin (English)

This paper presents early evidence from the first large-scale randomized-controlled trial of a land formalization program. The study examines the links between land demarcation and investment in rural Benin in light of a model of agricultural production under insecure tenure. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7435 OCT 08, 2015

Goldstein,Markus P.; Houngbedji,Kenneth; Kondylis,Florence; O'Sullivan,Michael B.; Selod,Harris French Disclosed

Levelling the field : improving opportunities for women farmers in Africa (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)

There is a growing recognition of agriculture's potential to spur growth and reduce poverty in Africa. Agriculture accounts for one-third of the continent's gross domestic product (GDP), and two-thirds of its citizens rely on the sector for their incomes. ... See More +

Working Paper 86039 MAR 18, 2014

O'Sullivan, Michael; Rao, Arathi; Banerjee, Raka; Gulati, Kajal; Vinez, Margaux French Disclosed

Levelling the field : improving opportunities for women farmers in Africa (English)

There is a growing recognition of agriculture's potential to spur growth and reduce poverty in Africa. Agriculture accounts for one-third of the continent's gross domestic product (GDP), and two-thirds of its citizens rely on the sector for their incomes. ... See More +

Working Paper 86039 MAR 18, 2014

O'Sullivan, Michael; Rao, Arathi; Banerjee, Raka; Gulati, Kajal; Vinez, Margaux Disclosed

Levelling the field : improving opportunities for women farmers in Africa (Vol. 2) : Harmoniser les règles du jeu : améliorer les perspectives des femmes agricultrices en afrique - résultats clés (French)

There is a growing recognition of agriculture's potential to spur growth and reduce poverty in Africa. Agriculture accounts for one-third of the continent's gross domestic product (GDP), and two-thirds of its citizens rely on the sector for their incomes. ... See More +

Working Paper 86039 MAR 18, 2014

O'Sullivan, Michael; Rao, Arathi; Banerjee, Raka; Gulati, Kajal; Vinez, Margaux English Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Empowering Women Through Equal Land Rights : Experimental Evidence From Rural Uganda (English)
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APR 01, 2019 135873 Brief
Profiting from Parity : Unlocking the Potential of Women's Businesses in Africa : Main Report (English)
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MAR 19, 2019 135420 Working Paper
Profiting from Parity : Unlocking the Potential of Women's Businesses in Africa (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (English)
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MAR 19, 2019 135420 Working Paper French
Empowering Women Through Family Visioning : a Randomized Experiment in Uganda (English)
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FEB 21, 2019 136383 Correspondence
Gender and property rights in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions (English)
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NOV 21, 2017 WPS8250 Policy Research Working Paper
Moving out and up : panel data evidence on migration and poverty in Uganda (English)
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SEP 07, 2017 WPS8186 Policy Research Working Paper
Formalizing rural land rights in West Africa : early evidence from a randomized impact evaluation in Benin : Formalisation des droits fonciers dans les zones rurales d'Afrique de l'Ouest : Résultats initiaux d'une étude expérimentale au Bénin (French)
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APR 06, 2016 WPS7435 Policy Research Working Paper English
Securing property rights for women and men in rural Benin : Mieux établir les droits fonciers des femmes et des hommes dans les zones rurales au Bénin (French)
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FEB 01, 2016 103188 Brief English
Securing property rights for women and men in rural Benin (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103188 Brief French
Formalizing rural land rights in West Africa : early evidence from a randomized impact evaluation in Benin (English)
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OCT 08, 2015 WPS7435 Policy Research Working Paper French
Levelling the field : improving opportunities for women farmers in Africa (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)
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MAR 18, 2014 86039 Working Paper French
Levelling the field : improving opportunities for women farmers in Africa (English)
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MAR 18, 2014 86039 Working Paper
Levelling the field : improving opportunities for women farmers in Africa (Vol. 2) : Harmoniser les règles du jeu : améliorer les perspectives des femmes agricultrices en afrique - résultats clés (French)
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MAR 18, 2014 86039 Working Paper English