When and why do policymakers implement land governance reforms? These are the key questions explored in a new Working Paper from the Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) entitled “Subnational Variation in Policy Implementation: The Case of Nigerian Land Governance Reform”. The Working Paper is co-authored by Danielle Resnick, a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), based in Washington, DC and Austen Okumo, a PhD candidate at the Center for Agriculture in the Tropics and Subtropics at Hohenheim University, Stuttgart, Germany.
The NSSP Working Paper, which is Number 46 in the series, looks at the implementation of Systematic Land Tenure Regularization (SLTR) across six states in Nigeria. Using a structured comparative analysis that draws on interviews with more than 90 federal and state-level stakeholders in Cross River, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, and Ondo states, the paper reveals that the collective presence of bureaucratic autonomy, diversity of donor funding, and continuity in state government administrations are more likely to explain where SLTR implementation has progressed the most.
This publication is one of the outputs of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, a joint effort between the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) and Michigan State University which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/Nigeria).
You can access NSSP Working Paper 46 by clicking the following link: http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131439