While many policymakers in sub-Saharan Africa are concerned with getting formal property rights into the hands of the poor, little is known about how to do so in a cost-effective, equitable manner. This research project uses a randomized experiment to systematically lower the barriers to obtaining land titles in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and study how households respond when faced with different prices.
Ayelew, D.; Collin, M.; Deininger, K.; Dercon, S.; Sandefur, J.; Zeitlin, A. Is land titling feasible in Tanzania’s low-income urban areas? (Policy Brief). (2012) 4 pp.