Property Rights, Land Use, and Poverty in Africa


Billions of dollars have been poured into Africa since the 1960s to address poverty to little apparent effect. Could it be that the way of poverty lies less in wealth transfers and more in the development of institutions such as rule of law and, above all, strong property rights. In this session, we discuss the visible and invisible ways in which private property contributes to long-term poverty alleviation throughout the African continent.

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