USAID has been promoting land privatization throughout the transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe with the hope that private ownership and clear land ownership rights will promote rural development in the region. Privatization of land holdings has been seen as a critical component of securing land rights, increasing opportunities for provision of credit, and providing incentives for greater investments in land and better environmental management. This report forms one of three reports that explore the relationship between land privatization and economic and environmental outcomes in Eastern Europe and Eurasia (E&E). The three reports include two Country Case Studies (Bulgaria and Ukraine), and a Synthesis Report that places the Country Case Studies within the context of the region as a whole (as examined through desk review of literature). The studies focus on the agriculture, livestock/pasture, and forestry sectors.
August 1, 2006
Monitoring and Evaluation