DFID recently committed £20 million to support a land registration programme for Rwanda. The five-year project will see million of Rwandans attain certified rights to land as well as create a data base of land ownership. According to DFID the "project is ground breaking in its approach....It is consultative and empowers local people to identify, verify and map the boundaries of their land, and to resolve any disputes themselves....This is a great opportunity to unlock fair and sustainable growth. In future, land titles will be acceptable as collateral for loans and will build confidence for investments”. I remain skeptical over the effectiveness of land registration programmes. We have previously discussed this on several blogs including The problem with land registration , Land tenure, titling and access to credit... and Reforming property rights.