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Reducing gender inequalities through land titling? The case of Gozamin Woreda

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  • Mengesha, Ayelech Kidie
  • Damyanovic, Doris
  • Mansberger, Reinfried
  • Agegnehu, Sayeh Kassaw
  • Stoeglehner, Gernot

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•The government has implemented a land titling program by the name of women and men.•Land titling contributes positively to reduce gender disparities in access to land and natural resources.•Women are highly aware of their land rights after land titling program.•Civil servants behavior and customary/patriarchic ideologies of the local people hinder the effective implementation of land titling program.•To empower women’s access to land and natural resources, customary/traditional land tenure systems should be changed by formal land laws.

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  • Mengesha, Ayelech Kidie & Damyanovic, Doris & Mansberger, Reinfried & Agegnehu, Sayeh Kassaw & Stoeglehner, Gernot, 2021. "Reducing gender inequalities through land titling? The case of Gozamin Woreda," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 145(C).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:145:y:2021:i:c:s0305750x21001443
    DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105532
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