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Land Policy and Land Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa: Consensus, Confusion and Controversy

Rogier van den Brink1 - Rvandenbrink@worldbank.org

Presentation to the Symposium Land Redistribution in Southern Africa
Burgers Park Hotel, Pretoria, South Africa

November 6-7, 2002

Posted with permission of Rogier van den Brink
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Table of contents
 
1.   Introduction
2.   Property rights
3.   Land Reform
4.   Summary: Consensus and Controversy
5.   References



Footnote:
  1. Land Reform and Land Policy Coordinator, Africa Region, The World Bank, South Africa. An earlier version of this paper benefited from comments by Hans Binswanger, Dan Bromley, John Bruce, Ben Cousins, Klaus Deininger, Vincent Hungwe, Odenda Lumumba, Francisco Pichon, and Glen Thomas. The idea of a multi-option policy framework for redistributive land reform owes an intellectual debt to Vincent Hungwe and Sam Moyo. I am also grateful for discussions with Caesar Chidawanyika, Mike Mispelaar, Jorge Munoz, Robbie Mupawose, Nick Swanepoel, Greg Brackenridge, and the many others who were involved in trying to reach a negotiated agreement on the Zimbabwe land reform program between 1998 and 2000.


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