Event: “Sharing Solutions” – Credit and land titling in Uganda
Michael O’ Sullivan from the World Bank presents research on “Relaxing credit constraints and tenure insecurity in imperfect markets.” The project motivation arises from recognition that in the absence of well-functioning markets for land, credit and insurance, farming households are often forced to rely on informal institutions and networks that can limit their investment and welfare. Theory suggests that addressing these inefficiencies jointly, rather than in isolation, could offer higher returns. O’Sullivan’s research focuses on understanding the complementary role of improving land rights and relaxing credit constraints.
This presentation was part of a larger convening workshop for EDI, “Sharing Solutions, Sharing Strategies: A Policy Institute for Innovations in Public Services,” which involved 13 implementing partners of the programme. Participants had an opportunity to hear about all the work being carried out across the consortium, which helped identify important synergies. Researchers also had an opportunity to gain feedback on work-in-progress.