Property rights and markets
Assessing Key Components for Sustainable Property Market Development
Billions of people around the world today still lack secure property rights and access to other key building blocks of a fully functional property system, according to the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor. This, in turn, hinders their economic, political, and social prospects of participation and development. Institutions that make property markets work need to be strengthened in order to improve livelihoods around the world.
The International Property Markets Scorecard is a systems analysis tool jointly developed by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and IHC Global to provide an actionable snapshot of the institutional components of a property market. The Scorecard can be used by in-country reformers, international policy advisors, the donor community, and global property market analysts to understand market conditions, evaluate risks, and identify key areas for reform.
The Scorecard Methodology investigates the six core elements necessary for sustainable property market development: property rights, access to credit, effective governance, rational dispute resolution, financial transparency, and appropriate regulation. The color saturation of each element indicates its relative strength or weakness, building a comprehensive picture of where reform efforts should focus to fully realize human potential, contribute to inclusive economic growth, and provide the opportunity for all to prosper.
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Land Reform and Property Rights: A Key to Prosperity
February 28, 2023 | “Pathways to Prosperity: Land Reform Playbook,” a report developed by The Legatum Institute, explores the links between property rights, democracy, and prosperity.
An Economic Opportunity in Nigeria
February 9, 2022 | CIPE and World Citizen Consulting are also working with ANWBN to use the Scorecard to evaluate the status for women and suggest a plan of action that will lead to reforms that enable more women to participate in property markets.
Property Rights and Democratic Development post-COVID
July 9, 2021 | This is a blog written by the Director for Global Programs at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Anna Kompanek. She discusses why property rights matter to democratic development and specific efforts in Nigeria.