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Performance of large farms and benefits for smallholders : challenges and opportunities in Malawi’s estate sector (English)

The agricultural estates in Malawi (1.5 million hectares), mostly held by domestic commercial farmers, are underperforming. Data from three sources (digitized agricultural leases, a georeferenced farm survey, and satellite imagery) are used to analyze this. ... See More +

Brief 122473 NOV 01, 2017

Xia,Fang; Deininger,Klaus W. Disclosed

Assessing effects of large-scale land transfers: challenges and opportunities in Malawi's estate sector (English)

This study uses data from the complete computerization of agricultural leases in Malawi, a georeferenced farm survey, and satellite imagery to document the opportunities and challenges of land-based investment in novel ways. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8200 SEP 20, 2017

Deininger,Klaus W.; Xia,Fang Disclosed

Gender-differentiated impacts of tenure in security in Malawi’s customary tenure systems (English)

In most African countries, land access continues to be governed by customary tenure systems. These have long been argued to provide high levels of tenure security and flexibility at a cost well below that of ‘modern’ arrangements. ... See More +

Brief 122472 SEP 01, 2017

Xia,Fang; Holden,Stein Terje; Deininger,Klaus W. Disclosed

Gender-differentiated impacts of tenure insecurity on agricultural performance in Malawi's customary tenure systems (English)

Many African countries rely on sporadic land transfers from customary to statutory domains to attract investment and improve agricultural performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7943 JAN 18, 2017

Deininger,Klaus W.; Xia,Fang; Holden,Stein Terje Disclosed

Quantifying spillover effects from large farm establishments : the case of Mozambique (English)

Almost a decade after large land-based investment for agriculture increased sharply, opinions on its impact continue to diverge, partly because (positive or negative) spillovers on neighboring smallholders have never been rigorously assessed. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7466 OCT 29, 2015

Deininger,Klaus W.; Xia,Fang; Mate,Aurelio; Payongayong,Ellen Disclosed

Impact of property rights reform to support China’s rural-urban integration : household-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment (English)

As part of a national experiment in 2008, Chengdu prefecture implemented ambitious property rights reforms, including complete registration of all land together with measures to ease transferability and eliminate migration restrictions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7388 AUG 11, 2015

Deininger,Klaus W.; Jin,Songqing; Liu,Shouying; Xia,Fang Disclosed

Impact of property rights reform to support China’s rural-urban integration : village-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment (English)

As part of a national experiment, in 2008 Chengdu prefecture implemented ambitious property rights reforms, including complete registration of all land together with measures to ease transferability and eliminate labor market restrictions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7389 AUG 11, 2015

Deininger,Klaus W.; Jin,Songqing; Liu,Shouying; Shao,Ting; Xia,Fang Disclosed

Smallholders’ land ownership and access in Sub-Saharan Africa: a new landscape ? (English)

While scholars agree on the importance of land rental markets for structural transformation in rural areas, evidence on the extent and nature of their operation, including potential obstacles to their improved functioning, remains limited. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7285 JUN 02, 2015

Deininger,Klaus W.; Xia,Fang; Savastano,Sara Disclosed

Inheritance law reform, empowerment, and human capital accumulation : second-generation effects from India (English)

This paper uses evidence from three Indian states, one of which amended inheritance legislation in 1994, to assess first- and second-generation effects of inheritance reform using a triple-difference strategy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7086 NOV 01, 2014

Deininger, Klaus; Xia, Fang; Jin, Songqing; Nagarajan, Hari K. Disclosed

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Performance of large farms and benefits for smallholders : challenges and opportunities in Malawi’s estate sector (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 122473 Brief
Assessing effects of large-scale land transfers: challenges and opportunities in Malawi's estate sector (English)
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SEP 20, 2017 WPS8200 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender-differentiated impacts of tenure in security in Malawi’s customary tenure systems (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 122472 Brief
Gender-differentiated impacts of tenure insecurity on agricultural performance in Malawi's customary tenure systems (English)
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JAN 18, 2017 WPS7943 Policy Research Working Paper
Quantifying spillover effects from large farm establishments : the case of Mozambique (English)
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OCT 29, 2015 WPS7466 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of property rights reform to support China’s rural-urban integration : household-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment (English)
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AUG 11, 2015 WPS7388 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of property rights reform to support China’s rural-urban integration : village-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment (English)
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AUG 11, 2015 WPS7389 Policy Research Working Paper
Smallholders’ land ownership and access in Sub-Saharan Africa: a new landscape ? (English)
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JUN 02, 2015 WPS7285 Policy Research Working Paper
Inheritance law reform, empowerment, and human capital accumulation : second-generation effects from India (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7086 Policy Research Working Paper