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Date: Tuesday, 15/Mar/2016
8:30am - 10:00am01-07: Urbanization Trends: New Ways of Spatial Data Acquisition and Analysis
Session Chair: Oumar Sylla, UN-Habitat, Kenya
MC C1-200 

Fragmented Nature of African Cities

Neeraj Baruah

The London School of Economics and Political Science


A Globally Comparable Definition of Urban Areas

Chandan Deuskar, Benjamin Stewart

World Bank, United States of America


Using Satellite Imagery to Explore Granularity in Cities

Sarah E. Antos, Somik V. Lall, Nancy Lozano Gracia

World Bank, United States of America


Monitoring urbanization in Latin American metropolitan areas

Rainer Malmberg, Elke Krätzschmar

IABG mbH, Germany

10:30am - 12:00pm02-07: Documenting and Quantifying the Impacts of Urban Land Market Failure in Africa
Session Chair: Somik V. Lall, World Bank, United States of America
MC C1-200 

Building the City: Sunk Capital and Sequencing

Vernon Henderson, Tanner Regan, Anthony Venables

The London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom


Slumlords and the Failure of Land Markets in Nairobi

Tanner Regan

The London School of Economics and Political Science


Retrofit or Plan Ahead: Evidence from Tanzanian Cities

Guy Michaels, Tanner Regan, Dzhamilya Nigmatulina, Neeraj Baruah, Ferdinand Rauch

The London School of Economics and Political Science

1:00pm - 2:30pm03-07: Research on Land Policies and Structural Transformation I
Session Chair: Bekele Shiferaw, Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), Kenya
MC C1-200 

Competing claims or land use transition? A temporal analysis of land use change in southeastern Morocco and the implications for tenure policy

Karen Rignall1, Yoko Kusunose2

1University of Kentucky, United States of America; 2University of Kentucky, United States of America


Smallholder Participation In Land Rental Market In A mountainous Region Of Southern China: Impact Of Population Aging, Land Tenure Security And Ethnicity

Hermann Waibel1, Shi Min1, Jikun Huang2

1University of Hannover, Germany; 2Chinese Center of Agricultural Policy, Beijing, China


Engagement Dynamics in Large Scale Investments in Farmland and Implications for Smallholder Farmers – Evidence from Zambia

Rudo Makunike, Johann Kirsten

University of Pretoria, South Africa

2:45pm - 4:15pm04-07: Research on Land Policies and Structural Transformation II
Session Chair: Willis Oluoch-Kosura, University of Nairobi, Kenya
MC C1-200 

Intra-Household Allocation And Gender Distribution Of Land Ownership: Findings From A Large Survey In Rural Uganda

Ludovica Cherchi1, Richard Oput2, Markus Goldstein1, James Habyarimana3, Joao Montalvao1, Michael O’Sullivan1, Christopher Udry4

1The World Bank; 2Ministry of Land, Housing, Urban Development, Uganda; 3Georgetown University, United States of America; 4Yale University, United States of America


Perceptions: A Tangible Ingredient In Farmers’ Tenure Security

Rikke Brandt Broegaard1, Helle Munk Ravnborg2, Rachel Spichiger2

1Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; 2Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen


Local Land Institutions and Rural Land Markets

Greenwell Matchaya

IWMI, South Africa


Adaptive Investment in Coping with Climate Change in China: Do Land Property Rights Matter?

Yangjie Wang

Central South University, China, People's Republic of

4:30pm - 6:00pm05-07: Research on Land Policies and Structural Transformation III
Session Chair: Jacob Ricker-Gilbert, Purdue University, United States of America
MC C1-200 

Why are Indian firms five times less productive than American ones? One reason is land.

Ejaz Ghani

World Bank, United States of America


Urbanization and Property Rights

Yongyang Cai1, Harris Selod2, Jevgenijs Steinbuks2

1Stanford University, University of Chicago; 2The World Bank


Can Land Regularization Prompt Structural Change? Evidence from Rwanda

Daniel Ayalew Ali

World Bank, United States of America


Move Up or Move Out: Land Rights, Agricultural Transformation and the Fate of Rural Youth: Panel Data Evidence from Ethiopia

Hosaena Ghebru, Alemayehu Seyoum Tafesse, Bethelhem Koru

International Food Policy Research Institute, United States of America

Date: Wednesday, 16/Mar/2016
8:30am - 10:00am06-06: Research on Impacts of Securing Community Tenure
Session Chair: Peter Messerli, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, Switzerland
MC C1-200 

The Economic Costs and Benefits of Securing Community Forest Tenure: Evidence from Brazil and Guatemala

Erin Gray, Peter Veit, Juan Carlos Altamirano, Helen Ding

World Resources Institute, United States of America


Reconciling Global and Local Benefits from Communally Managed Forests: Evidence from a Choice Experiment on PES in Zambia

Tobias Vorlaufer1, Thomas Falk2, Tom Dufhues1, Michael Kirk1

1University of Marburg, Germany; 2International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)


Collective property leads to Private Investments:Lessons from a decade of land titling to Afro Colombian communities

Ximena Peña, Maria Alejandra Vélez, Juan Camilo Cardenas, Natalia Perdomo

Los Andes University, Colombia


Does Collective Action Sequester Carbon? The Case of the Nepal Community Forestry Program

Randall Bluffstone1, Eswaran Somanathan2, Prakash Jha3, Harisharan Luintel4, Rajesh Bista5, Naya Paudel6, Bhim Adhikari7

1Portland State University, United States of America; 2Indian Statistical Institute; 3ForestAction Nepal; 4Portland State University, ForestAction Nepal; 5ForestAction Nepal; 6ForestAction Nepal; 7IDRC

10:30am - 12:00pm07-06: Research on Investment Models
Session Chair: Thomas Jayne, Michigan State University, United States of America
MC C1-200 

Inclusive Business Models: How Investment and Appropriability Hazard Shape Governance Structure

Wytse Vellema1, Claude Ménard2, Marijke D'Haese1, Wytske Oeke Van Der Werf3

1Ghent University, Belgium; 2University of Paris, Sorbonne, France; 3University of Pretoria, South Africa


Local Stakeholders’ Preferences for Foreign Land lease Design Attributes in Kenya

David Jakinda Otieno, Willis Oluoch-Kosura

University of Nairobi, Kenya


Corporate sustainability and social responsibility of smallholder farmers:Implication for agriculture financing

Ebele Maduekwe1, Emmanuel Benjamin1, Maarten Punt2, Gertrud Buchenrieder1,3

1Technische Universität München, Germany; 2University of Southern Denmark; 3Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

1:00pm - 2:30pm08-07: Research on Land Tenure issues in India
Session Chair: Elizabeth Louis, Landesa, United States of America
MC C1-200 

Transaction Costs and Farmer Marginalization in Land Acquisition

Vikram Patil1, Ranjan Kumar Ghosh2, Vinish Kathuria3

1Centre for Environment and Development, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, India; 2Department of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) Uppsala, Sweden; 3SJM School of Management of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India


The Role of Access Mechanisms in Effective Rehabilitation of Farmers Displaced Due to Development Projects

Ranjan Kumar Ghosh1, Vikram Patil2, Vinish Kathuria3

1Department of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) Uppsala, Sweden; 2Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore, India; 3SJM School of Management of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India


The Regulation of Land Markets: Evidence from Tenancy Reform In India

Vijayendra Rao

World Bank, United States of America

2:45pm - 4:15pm09-07: Research on Spillover Effects I
Session Chair: Anja Tolonen, Barnard College, Columbia University, United States of America
MC C1-200 

The Determinants of Large – Scale Land Investment in Africa: An Application of Heckman Model

Olayinka Idowu Kareem

University of Marburg, Germany


Commercial farms and smallholders in Zambia: competition, spillovers or peaceful coexistence?

Kerstin Nolte, Kacana Catherine Sipangule, Jann Lay

GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Germany


Large-Scale Land Acquisitions and Rural Development: Empirical Evidence from Ethiopia

Giulia Barbanente1,2, Emma Aisbett1

1University of Hamburg, Germany; 2Erasmus University, Rotterdam


Understanding Large-Scale Land Acquisitions and their Land Change Dimensions: Socio-Environmental Synthesis of the Global ‘Rush’ for Land

Ariane de Bremond1, Evan Ellicott1, Nick Magliocca2, Klaus Hubacek1, Kuishang Feng1

1University of Maryland, United States of America; 2The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)

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4:30pm - 6:00pm10-07: Research on Spillover Effects II
Session Chair: Snaebjoern Gunnsteinsson, University of Maryland, United States of America
MC C1-200 

Extractive Industries, Production Shocks and Criminality: Evidence from a Middle-Income Country

Anja Tolonen1, Sebastian Axbard2, Jonas Poulsen3

1Barnard College, Columbia University, United States of America; 2Uppsala University; 3Harvard University


Social Capital and Large Scale Land Investments: An Experimental Investigation in Central Zambia

Kacana Sipangule1,3, Menusch Khadjavi1,2, Rainer Thiele1

1Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany; 2Christian Albrechts University Kiel; 3University of Goettingen


Large Scale Land Acquisitions as Drivers of Forest Fragmentation in Africa

Maria Cristina Rulli1, Paolo D'Odorico2,3, Jampel Dell'Angelo3, Kyle F. Davis2

1Politecnico di Milano, Italy; 2University of Virginia, United States of America; 3National Social-Environmental Synthesis Center


Large Scale Agricultural Investments by Private Export Companies: Evidence from Senegal

Hannah Pieters1, Goedele Van den Broeck2, Miet Maertens2, Johan Swinnen1,3

1LICOS – Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, KU Leuven, Belgium; 2Division of Bio-economics, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium; 3Centre for Food Security and the Environment, Stanford University, USA

Date: Thursday, 17/Mar/2016
10:30am - 12:00pm12-07: Research on Tenure Security and Formalizing Rights
Session Chair: Stein T. Holden, Norwegian University of Life Science, Norway
MC C1-200 

Defining “Treatment” For Evaluating the Impact of Land Administration Projects

Mario Gonzalez Flores1, Leonardo Corral2, Heath Henderson3, Paul Winters1,4

1American University; 2Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness, Inter-American Development Bank, United States; 3College of Business & Public Administration, Drake University; 4International Fund for Agricultural Development

Gonzalez Flores-269-269_paper.pdf
Gonzalez Flores-269-269_ppt.pptx

Formalizing Rural Land Rights in West Africa: Early Evidence from a Randomized Impact Evaluation in Benin

Markus Goldstein1, Kenneth Houngbedji2, Florence Kondylis1, Michael O'Sullivan1, Harris Selod1

1World Bank, United States of America; 2Paris School of Economics


Gold, Trust and Political Attitudes: Evidence from Ghana

Roxanne Rahnama-Hazaveh1, Anja Tolonen2

1University of California, Berkeley, United States of America; 2Barnard College, New York, United States of America


Lessons Learned in Establishing Effective Land Evaluations

Jennifer Lisher

Millennium Challenge Corporation, United States of America

1:00pm - 2:30pm13-07: Research on Determinants for Land Use Sustainability
Session Chair: Michael Toman, World Bank, United States of America
MC C1-200 

Does forest certification stem tropical deforestation? Forest Stewardship Council certification in Mexico

Allen Blackman1, Leonard Goff1, Marisol Rivera2

1Resources for the Future, United States of America; 2Institutio Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático, Mexico


Land Cover Change and Welfare in North Ghana: a Spatial Simultaneous Equations Approach

Carlo Azzarri, Zhe Guo, Beliyou Haile, Sara Signorelli

IFPRI, United States of America


Water Grabbing: is it a global syndrome?

Jampel Dell'Angelo1, Maria Cristina Rulli2, Paolo D'Odorico3

1SESYNC - University of Maryland, United States of America; 2University of Virginia, United States of America; 3Politecnico di Milano, Italy


To what extent does tenure security shape agroforestry investment and impacts on agriculture and livelihoods in strong customary land systems? Evidence from early agroforestry adopters in Zambia’s Eastern Province

Lauren Persha1,2, Heather Huntington2

1University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States of America; 2Cloudburst Consulting Group, Inc.

2:45pm - 4:15pm14-07: Research on Land Rights & Female Empowerment
Session Chair: Hans Binswanger, Tswahne Institute of Technology, South Africa
MC C1-200 

Land Allocation in Subsistence Economies and Intra-Familial Time-Use Decisions

Nadege Miclanche Azebaze1, Thomas Falk2, Evelyn Korn1

1Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany; 2International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)


Marital Sorting, Resource Misallocation, and Agricultural Productivity

Ardina Hasanbasri1, Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis1, Cezar Santos2, Leandro De Magalhaes3

1Washington University in St. Louis, United States of America; 2Fundação Getulio Vargas; 3University of Bristol


Creating Space: Reforming Informal Land Tenure and the Rights of Previously Excluded Groups

Alexandra Hartman1, Heather Huntington2, Kate Marple-Cantrell3

1University College of London, United Kingdom; 2Cloudburst; 3Cloudburst


“As a husband I will love, lead and provide.” Social processes shaping women's access to land in Ghana

Isabel Lambrecht

IFPRI, Ghana

Date: Friday, 18/Mar/2016
9:00am - 10:30amMasterClass 01-05: USAID: Designing Customary Land Governance Interventions
MC C1-200 

Designing Impact Evaluations of Customary Land Governance Interventions

Lauren Persha1,2, M. Mercedes Stickler3

1University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States of America; 2Cloudburst Consulting Group, Inc.; 3United States Agency for International Development

11:00am - 12:30pmSide event 02-02: USAID: Community Land Tenure Recognition
MC C1-200 

Community Land and Tenure Recognition: Review of Country Experiences

Mercedes Stickler1, Nayna Jhaveri2

1US Agency for International Development, United States of America; 2Tetra Tech

1:30pm - 3:00pmMasterClass 03-04: USAID - Impact Evaluations of Customary Land Governance Interventions
MC C1-200 

Innovative Analysis Strategies to Improve Measurement of Customary Tenure Security in Impact Evaluation

Heather Huntington1, Mercedes Stickler2

1Cloudburst Consulting Group, United States of America; 2United States Agency for International Development


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