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Improving access to finance through land titling: evidence from the small oil palm project

Yala, Charles


Analysis of survey data from a group of PNG smallholder oil palm growers with long-term (99-year) leases on state-owned land shows that ownership of land titles per se is not sufficient for improving access to finance from commercial financial institutions. The link between land titles and access to finance appears to be determined by the effectiveness of the institutions that define and enforce property rights to the underlying land and the individual land titles and not the ownership of land...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Pacific Economic Bulletin


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