Uma leles award

Was given to our paper:

The Role of Land Certification in Reducing Gender Gaps in Productivity in Rural Ethiopia

By: Mintewab Bezabih (1), Stein T. Holden (2) and Andrea Mannberg (3)

(1) Department of Economics, University of Sussex, Mantell Building, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RF, UK. Email:

(2) School of Economics and Business, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, P.O. Box 5033, 1432 Ås, Norway. Email:

(3) Department of Economics, Umeå University, Sweden. Email:

The paper analyses the impact of a low cost and restricted rights land certification program on the productivity of female-headed households. The analysis is based on plot level panel data from the Amhara Region in Ethiopia. The results suggest a positive and significant effect of certification on plot-level productivity. In addition, the results show that certification has different impacts on male and female productivity with female-headed households gaining significantly more, and significant zonal differences in the effectiveness of the certification impacts.

Key Words:  Productivity, gender, land certification, Ethiopia

JEL Classification:  D2, Q12, Q15





Published 2. September 2014 - 10:20 - Updated 23. May 2017 - 19:36