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Land registration in Papua New Guinea: competing perspectives (Peter Larmour) Scarcity amidst plenty: the economics of land tenure in Papua New Guinea (Tim Curtin) Customary land tenure systems: resilient, appropriate and productive (Hartmut Holzknecht)

Curtin, Tim; Holzknecht, Hartmut; Larmour, Peter


Like other post-colonial states, Papua New Guinea continues to grapple with issues pertaining to land. In addition to being an important source of group identity, in resource rich Papua New Guinea, land is an important source of economic prosperity. Vigorous debate however, has ensued over the relationship between customary land tenure systems and economic growth, with official land registration being proposed as a more economically viable alternative to local systems of land tenure. This...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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