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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 (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; OSullivan,Michael B.; Selod,Harris French 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; OSullivan,Michael B.; Selod,Harris English 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 (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) : 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 (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