This paper analyses how inheritance is being addressed to enhance socio-economic equity and opportunities in five Sub-Saharan African countries: Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda and Uganda. Based on key informant interviews with governmental and nongovernmental actors focused on inheritance policies and practices, as well as policy analysis and literature reviews, the paper reviews how inheritance is understood as a public policy issue and discusses several key existing challenges and opportunities for achieving gender-equitable and pro-poor inheritance.
E. Cooper. Women and inheritance in Sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunities and challenges for policy and practice change. CPRC Working Paper No. 182. Chronic Poverty Research Centre, London, UK (2011) 25 pp. ISBN 978-1-906433-88-8