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Promoting Land Governance Reform in the Philippines, 2000-2017: Long-term Linkages, Legacies, and Lessons

This paper traces four major reforms in Philippine land governance, including their scope, outcomes, and complementarities. It also offers lessons on considering institutional capacity and political feasibility, and the importance of capitalizing on gains. With property rights as an important contributor to economic growth, the paper’s holistic examination provides useful lessons not only on land governance but also for other development initiatives.