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Jan 12 2011

The Impact of Land Titling in the Ukraine

2003

During the 1990’s, 6.7 million rural Ukrainians received rights to about 27 million hectares (67 million acres) of agricultural land that had been farmed by the collective and state farms. However, these rights were commonly held “land shares” that proved difficult to use in practice. In response, in 1999 the Government of Ukraine (with foreign aid support) began converting these land shares into privately owned individual land parcels with corresponding title documents. About half of the land shares have been converted thus far. The survey assesses the impact of this land titling effort, and finds that it has provided meaningful benefits to Ukraine’s people. | download PDF

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