Capital Creation, Transfer or Reversal: Assessing the Outcomes of Systematic Demarcation of Customary Tenure in Uganda

April 2005
Herbert Kamusiime, Margaret Rugadya, Esther Obaikol (Associates for Development, Land Research Series No. 6)

Background – renewed impetus for systematic demarcation – policy, legislative and operational frameworks. Systematic demarcation and poverty reduction – theoretical and conceptual frameworks, methodology. Outcomes of systematic demarcation – the demarcation process, transformations in land rights, including for children and women, asset enhancement, access to capital, farm investment and production, the land market, land disputes, area land committee operations, local parcel registration data bank. Conclusions and recommendations. Specifically analyses whether systematic demarcation of customary tenure will create poverty eradication opportunities for the poor.