Agrifood Economics

The impact of improved land administration in Nicaragua

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 44
Year: 2021
Author(s): FAO

An impact evaluation of Nicaragua’s Land Administration Programme (PRODEP) finds that the programme ensured gender equality in the access to land titles, with women landholders more likely to obtain titles than men landholders. The programme also significantly increased beneficiaries’ perception of high tenure security, and title-holders were more likely to report that their land had increased its value. However, the lack of impacts in other household-level investments provides policy insights on the need of complementarity support measures for landowners.

Theme: Poverty
Publication type: Policy brief
Country coverage: Nicaragua
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
ISSN: 2520-6540 (online) / 2520-6532 (print)