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Moving forward with land reform

During a three-year period, over 20 million plots in Ethiopia, covering the majority of rural lands, received land certificates. The benefits included an increase in bargaining power for women, stronger incentives for investment and more efficient transfer of land through decentralization of rental and sale transactions.

No future crises and modest growth for Latin America

A new paper, which estimated the accumulated cost of past financial crises in the region at 16 percent of GDP over a period of 25 years, predicts financial stability going froward but drab growth.

Next week at the World Bank Nouriel Roubini may offer a second opinion on the subject.