Former Visiting Fellow Lauren Honig has recently published an article in World Development that examines the effect of customary institutions on smallholder land titling in Sub-Saharan Africa.

In the article, Honig argues that an individual’s status within the customary institution conditions his or her demand for land titles.

“This article contributes to our understandings of which farmers benefit most from land titling…[which] has implications for the improved design of land governance programs,” she writes.

Honig, Lauren, “Selecting the State or Choosing the Chief? The Political Determinants of Smallholder Land Titling,” World Development 100 (December 2017)


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