Land Research, Data, and Policy Insights

Rural poverty, rapid urbanization, equity, and environmental degradation have placed land at the center of many of the world's pressing challenges. Through analysis of change, testing cutting-edge technology, and partnerships with governments, universities, think tanks, and the private sector in developing and developed countries, the World Bank's Development Research Group is generating new insights into how countries can reform their land policies to effectively tackle these challenges.




Klaus Deininger

Lead Economist

Daniel Ayalew Ali

Senior Economist

Thea Hilhorst

Senior Land Governance Specialist