Research around the world shows that land tenure security is positively associated with macro-economic growth and individual wealth.
- 1A global study of 33 countries found that stronger property rights were associated with a five percent increase in GDP growth.
- 2A global study of 108 countries found that stronger property were associated with an increased average annual growth of per capita income by 6 to 14 percentage points.
- 3A study in Nicaragua found that titled and registered land had a 30 percent higher value.
- 4A study in Ethiopia found that farmers with land certificates were associated with an increase in agricultural productivity by as much as 45 percent.
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