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Poverty And Land Policy In Cambodia

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  • Engvall, Anders

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    (European Institute of Japanese Studies)

  • Kokko, Ari

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    (European Institute of Japanese Studies)

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Slow agricultural development has restrained economic growth and poverty alleviation in Cambodia. The country's volatile history has left a legacy of weak tenure security and large areas of underutilized land. This study estimates the impact of access to land on poverty in a logistic regression framework using household survey data. Increased access to land is shown to significantly lower the risk of household poverty. Tenure security, land improvements and irrigation strengthens this effect. Simulations of the potential impact of a land reform package predicts a 16 percentage points fall in poverty incidence among landowning rural households and a 30-point fall when targeting the landless. The analysis suggests that improved tenure security should be at the top of the policy agenda. Given political and economic constraints, implementation of reforms remains a key challenge.

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Paper provided by The European Institute of Japanese Studies in its series EIJS Working Paper Series with number 233.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 01 Jun 2007
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:eijswp:0233

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Keywords: Cambodia; Economic Development; Poverty; Property Rights; Land Reform;

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