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wb_publA new release available on the World Bank Open Knowledge platform outlines how Sub Saharan Africa can leverage land to eradicate poverty by improving land governance through a 10-point program to scale up policy reforms and investments at a cost of USD 4.5 billion.

The publication, Securing Africa's Land for Shared Prosperity: A program to Scale Up Reforms and Investments, which is part of the Africa Development Forum outlines challenges and describes solutions to scale up land reforms for shared development.

The publication - despite the reality an undocumented 90 percent of rural lands in Sub Saharan Africa - manages to provide "simple practical steps to turn the hugely controversial subject of "land grabs" into a development opportunity by improving land governance to reduce the risks of dispossessing poor landholders while ensuring mutually beneficial investors' deals."

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