Land Policy and Land Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa

April 2003
Rogier van den Brink (World Bank Land Reform and Land Policy Coordinator, Africa Region)

Focuses on property rights in land, giving a short narrative of some of the key ‘land tenure’ or ‘land policy’ issues and the emerging consensus around them. Addresses the redistribution of property rights in land from large to small farmers. A policy framework for redistributive land reform is outlined within which the competing paradigms can actually compete there where it matters: on the ground.