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USAID (United States Agency for International Development) and ARD, Inc. 2008. Global Land Tenure Master Database. 2007. Unpublished data. Original graphics published in USAID and ARD, Inc. 2007. “Land Tenure and Property Rights Tools and Regional Reports.” Washington, DC: USAID EGAT/Natural Resources Management/Land Resources Management Team and Burlington, Vermont: ARD, Inc.
Uploaded on Friday 17 Feb 2012
Status of land tenure and property rights, 2005
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Strong property rights have been found to be associated with increased economic growth. The study behind the data in the map examined the status on land ownership in selected countries, and created an index on the degree of concern. Strong rights to land empowers communities and families, and enables them to take charge over their future.