This Briefing Paper presents the debate on the impact of formalised land rights on economic growth through the vectors of increased investment, credit and efficiency. At the request of DfID, the paper also considers the impact of titling on the distribution of control of property and of growth. Drawing on this debate, it identifies key research questions and weighs up the evidence to answer these questions, discussing the nature of the evidence available and highlighting gaps in current evidence that need to be tackled through further research.
Locke, A. Property Rights and Development: Property Rights and Economic Growth. Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London, UK (2013) iii + 24 pp pp.