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Analytical Reports


Electronic Land Sales: Conditions for Success

It is probably impossible to completely exclude the influence of bureaucrats on land sales. What are the conditions for the success of this reform?

26 Years of Land Reform: the Glass is Half-Empty or Half-Full

More than 25 years have passed since the first Parliament resolution “On land reform”. Despite this significant time period, the reform is far from being complete: sales market for agricultural land does not exist, significant share of rental market is informal and several categories of land do not have a clear legal status or are used in a non-transparent way. >>>

Use of Land Lease Rights as a Collateral for Bank Loans: Current State and Prospects

Ukrainian banks are skeptical about the possibility of providing loans to agricultural enterprises secured by the right to lease agricultural land due to the low liquidity and no practice for valuation of such right. The National Bank of Ukraine ... >>> Analytical Report

The Turnover of the Right to Lease Agricultural Land in Ukraine: Current Practices and the Ways to Improve It

The current land legislation of Ukraine lacks sufficient regulation for turnover of lease rights for agricultural land. In particular, the legislation does not entitle tenants with the right to alienate the land lease right on the basis of civil legal transactions – agreements .. >>> Executive Summary

A Frozen Reform: What To Do With More Than 10 Mln Ha of State-Owned Agricultural Land

The state owns more than a quarter of all the agricultural land in Ukraine and uses there resources very inefficiently.


Policy Note: Improving Governance of Land Resources. May 2016

Weak land governance precludes realization of Ukraine’s comparative advantage and its attractiveness for outside investment in agriculture and beyond. Full realization of its agricultural sector, especially in ways that include small and medium scale producers, is possible only...

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Moratorium on agricultural land and not only…

For 15 years of its history, the moratorium has become a subject of many political manipulations that have generated persistent myths, but pushed aside the very subject of the debate.

Economic Return to Farmland in Ukraine and its Incidence

Farmland rental prices in Ukraine are more than 10 times lower than they could be in case land and other factor markets distorts are mitigated. Such distortions include poor access to capital, farmland sales moratorium, fragmentation of land ownership etc. A straightforward conclusion is... >>> Analytical report

Restrictions on Farmland Sales Markets: International Experience

The moratorium was originally intended as a transitional measure that would lastfor 5 years. But since then, it has been extended several times and currently is set to expire on January 1st 2017 >>>

Impact of the Agricultural Tax Exemptions on the Sector Productivity

Discussions around agricultural tax exemptions have been in the focus of a hot political fight between the Ministry of Finance and agrarian lobby for more than a year