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Date of publication: 
July 2016
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
oai:openknowledge.worldbank.org:10986/24621
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CC BY 3.0 IGO

Rwanda's completion, in 2012/13, of
a land tenure regularization program covering the entire
country allows the use of administrative data to describe
initial performance and combine the data with household
surveys to quantify to what extent and why subsequent
transfers remain informal, and how to address this. In
2014/15, annual volumes of registered sales ranged between
5.6 percent for residential land in Kigali and 0.1 percent
for agricultural land in the rest of the country; and US$2.6
billion worth of mortgages were secured against land and
property. Yet, informality of transfers in rural areas
remains high. Decentralized service provision and
information campaigns help reduce but not eliminate the
extent of informality. A strategy to test the efficacy of
different approaches to ensure full registration, scale up
promising ones, and rigorously monitor the effect of doing
so is described.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Ali, Daniel Ayalew Deininger, Klaus Duponchel, Marguerite
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