Building on Custom: Land Tenure Policy and Economic Development in Ghana
37 Pages Posted: 11 May 2007
This Note addresses the intersection of customary and statutory land law in the land tenure policy of Ghana. It argues that improving the current land tenure policy demands integration of customary land law and customary authorities into the statutory system. After describing why and how customary property practices are central to the economic viability of any property system, the Note gives a brief overview of Ghana's customary and statutory land law. The Note concludes with specific policy suggestions about how Ghana could better draw on the strength of its customary land sector.
Keywords: Law and Development, Ghana, Law and Economics, Property, Customary Law
JEL Classification: A19, H10, H11, K11, N57, O00, P40, Q15, Z10
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