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Does land fragmentation increase the cost of cultivation ? evidence from India (English)

Although a large literature discusses the productivity effects of land fragmentation, measurement and potential endogeneity issues are often overlooked. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7085 NOV 01, 2014

Deininger, Klaus; Monchuk, Daniel; Nagarajan, Hari K; Singh, Sudhir K

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.

The price of empowerment : experimental evidence on land titling in Tanzania (English)

This paper reports on a randomized field experiment that uses price incentives to address economic and gender inequality in land tenure formalization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6908 JUN 01, 2014

Ali, Daniel Ayalew; Collin, Matthew; Deininger, Klaus; Dercon, Stefan; Sandefur, Justin; Zeitlin, Andrew

Credit constraints, agricultural productivity, and rural nonfarm participation : evidence from Rwanda (English)

Although the potentially negative impacts of credit constraints on economic development have long been discussed conceptually, empirical evidence for Africa remains limited. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6769 FEB 01, 2014

Ali, Daniel Ayalew; Deininger, Klaus; Duponchel, Marguerite

Is there a farm-size productivity relationship in African agriculture ? evidence from Rwanda (English)

Whether the negative relationship between farm size and productivity that is confirmed in a large global literature holds in Africa is of considerable policy relevance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6770 FEB 01, 2014

Ali, Daniel Ayalew; Deininger, Klaus

Economic and social impacts of self-help groups in India (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Economic and social impacts of self-help groups in India, conducted between 2000 and present in India. ... See More +

Brief 81306 AUG 14, 2013

Deininger, Klaus; Liu, Yanyan

Environmental and gender impacts of land tenure regularization in Africa : pilot evidence from Rwanda (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Environmental and gender impacts of land tenure regularization in Africa : pilot evidence from Rwanda, conducted in the year between 2007-2008, in Rwanda. ... See More +

Brief 81318 AUG 14, 2013

Ali, Daniel Ayalew; Deininger, Klaus; Goldstein, Markus

Welfare and poverty impacts of India's national rural employment guarantee scheme : evidence from Andhra Pradesh (English)

This paper uses a three-round 4,000-household panel from Andhra Pradesh together with administrative data to explore short and medium-term poverty and welfare effects of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6543 JUL 01, 2013

Deininger, Klaus; Liu, Yanyan

Does sharecropping affect productivity and long-term investment ? evidence from West Bengal's tenancy reforms (English)

Although transfer of agricultural land ownership through land reform had positive impacts on productivity, investment, and political empowerment in many cases, institutional arrangements in West Bengal -- which made tenancy heritable and imposed a prohibition on subleasing -- imply that early land reform benefits may not be sustained and gains from this policy remain well below potential. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6293 DEC 01, 2012

Deininger, Klaus; Jin, Songqing; Yadav, Vandana

Causes and implications of credit rationing in rural Ethiopia : the importance of spatial variation (English)

This paper uses Ethiopian data to explore credit rationing in semi-formal credit markets and its effects on farmers' resource allocation and crop productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6096 JUN 01, 2012

Deininger, Klaus; Ayalew Ali, Daniel

Land fragmentation, cropland abandonment, and land market operation in Albania (English)

Albania's radical farmland distribution is credited with averting an economic crisis and social unrest during the transition. But many believe it led to a holding structure too fragmented to be efficient, and that public efforts to consolidate plots are needed to lay the foundation for greater rural productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6032 APR 01, 2012

Deininger, Klaus; Savastano, Sara; Carletto, Calogero

Moving off the farm: Land institutions to facilitate structural transformation and agricultural productivity growth in China (English)

Agriculture has made major contributions to China's economic growth and poverty reduction, but the literature has rarely focused on the institutional factors that might underpin such structural transformation and productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5949 JAN 01, 2012

Deininger, Klaus; Jin, Songqing; Xia, Fang

Environmental and gender impacts of land tenure regularization in Africa : pilot evidence from Rwanda (English)

Although increased global demand for land has led to renewed interest in African land tenure, few models to address these issues quickly and at the required scale have been identified or evaluated. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5765 AUG 01, 2011

Deininger, Klaus; Goldstein, Markus; Ali, Daniel Ayalew

Productivity effects of land rental markets in Ethiopia : Evidence from a matched tenant-landlord sample (English)

As countries increasingly strive to transform their economies from agriculture-based into a diversified one, land rental will become of greater importance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5727 JUL 01, 2011

Deininger, Klaus; Alemu, Tekie; Ali, Daniel Ayalew

Going digital : credit effects of land registry computerization in India (English)

Despite strong beliefs that property titling and registration will enhance credit access, empirical evidence in support of such effects remains scant. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5244 MAR 01, 2010

Deininger, Klaus; Goyal, Aparajita

Economic and social impacts of self-help groups in India (English)

Although there has been considerable recent interest in micro-credit programs, rigorous evidence on the impacts of forming self-help groups to mobilize savings and foster social empowerment at the local level is virtually non-existent, despite a large number of programs following this pattern. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4884 MAR 01, 2009

Deininger, Klaus; Liu, Yanyan

Determinants of repayment performance in Indian micro-credit groups (English)

Despite their potential importance and ease of modification, impacts of monitoring and loan recovery arrangements on micro-credit groups' repayment performance have rarely been studied. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4885 MAR 01, 2009

Deininger, Klaus; Liu, Yanyan

Longer-term economic impacts of self-help groups in india (English)

Despite the popularity and unique nature of women's self-help groups in India, evidence of their economic impacts is scant. Based on two rounds of a 2,400 household panel, the authors use double differences, propensity score matching, and pipeline comparison to assess economic impacts of longer (2.5-3 years) exposure of a program that promoted and strengthened self-help programs in Andhra Pradesh in India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4886 MAR 01, 2009

Deininger, Klaus; Liu, Yanyan

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Does land fragmentation increase the cost of cultivation ? evidence from India (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7085 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
The price of empowerment : experimental evidence on land titling in Tanzania (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6908 Policy Research Working Paper
Credit constraints, agricultural productivity, and rural nonfarm participation : evidence from Rwanda (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6769 Policy Research Working Paper
Is there a farm-size productivity relationship in African agriculture ? evidence from Rwanda (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6770 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic and social impacts of self-help groups in India (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81306 Brief
Environmental and gender impacts of land tenure regularization in Africa : pilot evidence from Rwanda (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81318 Brief
Welfare and poverty impacts of India's national rural employment guarantee scheme : evidence from Andhra Pradesh (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 WPS6543 Policy Research Working Paper
Does sharecropping affect productivity and long-term investment ? evidence from West Bengal's tenancy reforms (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 WPS6293 Policy Research Working Paper
Causes and implications of credit rationing in rural Ethiopia : the importance of spatial variation (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 WPS6096 Policy Research Working Paper
Land fragmentation, cropland abandonment, and land market operation in Albania (English)
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APR 01, 2012 WPS6032 Policy Research Working Paper
Moving off the farm: Land institutions to facilitate structural transformation and agricultural productivity growth in China (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 WPS5949 Policy Research Working Paper
Environmental and gender impacts of land tenure regularization in Africa : pilot evidence from Rwanda (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 WPS5765 Policy Research Working Paper
Productivity effects of land rental markets in Ethiopia : Evidence from a matched tenant-landlord sample (English)
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JUL 01, 2011 WPS5727 Policy Research Working Paper
Going digital : credit effects of land registry computerization in India (English)
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MAR 01, 2010 WPS5244 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic and social impacts of self-help groups in India (English)
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MAR 01, 2009 WPS4884 Policy Research Working Paper
Determinants of repayment performance in Indian micro-credit groups (English)
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MAR 01, 2009 WPS4885 Policy Research Working Paper
Longer-term economic impacts of self-help groups in india (English)
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MAR 01, 2009 WPS4886 Policy Research Working Paper