Impacts of land certification on tenure security, investment, and land market participation: Evidence from Ethiopia
Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
While early attempts at land titling in Africa were often unsuccessful, factors such as new legislation, low-cost methods, and increasing demand for land have generated renewed interest. A four-period panel allows use of a pipeline and difference-indifferences approach to assess impacts of land registration in Ethiopia. We find that the program increased tenure security, land-related investment, and rental market participation and yielded benefits significantly above the cost of implementation. © 2011 by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
certification; implementation process; land market; land registration; land tenure; rental sector; tenure system; Ethiopia