Land Tenure Reform in Asia and Africa

Assessing Impacts on Poverty and Natural Resource Management

  • Stein T. Holden
  • Keijiro Otsuka
  • Klaus Deininger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Land Tenure Reforms, Poverty and Natural Resource Management: Conceptual Framework

    1. Stein T. Holden, Keijiro Otsuka, Klaus Deininger
      Pages 1-26
  3. Land Redistribution Reforms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Jeetendra P. Aryal roresearcher, Stein T. Holden
      Pages 29-53
    3. Henrik Wiig, Henning Øien
      Pages 80-104
    4. Franklin Simtowe, Mariapia Mendola, Julius Mangisoni, Hardwick Tchale, Clement Nyirongo
      Pages 105-133
  4. Tenure Security and Transfer Rights Enhancing Reforms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Stein T. Holden, Hosaena Ghebru
      Pages 137-161
    3. Luu Due Khai, Thomas Markussen, Simon McCoy, Finn Tarp
      Pages 162-186
  5. Forest Tenure Reforms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Stein T. Holden, Yuanyuan Yi, Xuemei Jiang, Jintao Xu
      Pages 256-282
    3. Maurice Juma Ogada, Wilfred Nyangena, Geophrey Sikei
      Pages 283-307
    4. Alemu Mekonnen, Hosaena Ghebru, Stein T. Holden, Menale Kassie
      Pages 308-330
  6. New Challenges and the Future of Land Tenure Reform

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. Stein T. Holden, Keijiro Otsuka, Klaus Deininger
      Pages 380-395
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 397-405

About this book


Rural poverty remains widespread and persistent in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. A group of leading experts critically examines the impact of land tenure reforms on poverty reduction and natural resource management in countries in Africa and Asia with highly diverse historical contexts.


China development poverty

Editors and affiliations

  • Stein T. Holden
    • 1
  • Keijiro Otsuka
    • 2
  • Klaus Deininger
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Economics and Business and Centre for Land Tenure Studies (CLTS)Norwegian University of Life SciencesÅsNorway
  2. 2.National Graduate Institute for Policy StudiesTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Development Economics Research GroupWorld BankWashington, DCUSA

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