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  1. Implementing a Local Property Tax Where There Is No Real Estate Market

    The Case of Commonly Owned Land in Rural South Africa
    Abril 2006
    Michael E. Bell and John H. Bowman

    Since 1995 the authors have worked on a series of property taxation projects in South Africa, funded in part by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. South Africa envisions extending value-based...

  2. Recently posted working papers

    Entradas de blog
    Octubre 2007
  3. Post-Apartheid Johannesburg

    A Work in Progress
    Revista Land Lines
    Octubre 2007
    Tracy Metz

    South Africa is reinventing itself as we speak—socially, politically, economically, racially. Will the “unfathomably peaceful” transition be strong enough to sustain South Africa...

  4. Land Lines, October 2007

    Revista Land Lines
    Octubre 2007
    Edited by Ann LeRoyer

    This issue hones in on socioeconomic conditions in post-Apartheid South Africa; strategies to improve U.S. state and local finances amid economic downturns; and the effects of urban land use...

  5. The Impact of Customary Landholding on Emerging Land Markets in Enugu, Nigeria

    Documentos de trabajo
    Octubre 2007
    Cosmas Uchenna Ikejiofor

    On account of its historical antecedents, the bulk of land for urban development in Enugu is held by indigenous landowning communities. Customary land tenure and management practices have persisted...

  6. The MDB as Mid-Wife

    Delivering Property Rights Reform
    Documentos de trabajo
    Mayo 2007
    John W. Bruce

    Competition for land is pervasive in the developing world, and competition can become conflict, sometimes violent conflict, where rules are unclear or a rule-of-law environment does not exist. While...

  7. The Challenge of Slum Formation in the Developing World

    Revista Land Lines
    Abril 2007

    A flourishing informal market already provides housing alternatives for both poor and middle-class families in many cities where access to land is constrained in the urban core and is held privately...

  8. Property Taxation in Anglophone Africa

    Revista Land Lines
    Abril 2007

    A well-functioning property tax system could offer many benefits to the nations of sub-Saharan Africa. A dependable and locally administered source of revenue would greatly benefit local democracy...

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