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Formalizing Rural Land Rights in West Africa: Early Evidence from a Randomized Impact Evaluation in Benin
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 inExpand
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Formalization without certification? Experimental evidence on property rights and investment.
We present evidence from the first large-scale randomized-controlled trial of a land formalization program. We examine the link between land demarcation and investment in rural Benin in light of aExpand
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Just a bit of cushion: The role of a simple savings device in meeting planned and unplanned expenses in rural Niger
Abstract The welfare impacts of expanding access to new financial services depend upon whether such services better meet households’ financial needs in terms of savings, investment and insurance. WeExpand
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Moving Out and Up: Panel Data Evidence on Migration and Poverty in Uganda
This paper examines the relationship between spatial and economic mobility in Uganda using longitudinal data from 2005 through 2012. The study relies on a detailed panel tracking survey and exploitsExpand
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Gender and Property Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Review of Constraints and Effective Interventions
Strengthening women's ownership, control, and use of land, livestock, and savings assets matters for poverty and shared prosperity, as unequal property rights can lead to intrahousehold inequality inExpand
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Empowering Women Through Equal Land Rights : Experimental Evidence From Rural Uganda
Traditional customary land tenure systems often limit women’s land rights in Sub-Saharan Africa.In an ongoing experiment in rural Uganda, we offered households fully-subsidized land titles and basicExpand
COVID-19 Pandemic Through a Gender Lens
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to disruptions of both social and economic activities across the globe. While the early narrative described COVID-19 as the “great equalizer,” assertingExpand
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Empowering Women Through Family Visioning : a Randomized Experiment in Uganda
Women's empowerment programs have gained popularity in many low-income countries as a means to improve women's economic Status, health and livelihood. Such programs vary widely, ranging from purelyExpand
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Empowering Women Through Equal Land Rights
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