Women and Inheritance in Sub-Saharan Africa
Opportunities and Challenges for Policy and Practice Change
This paper analyzes how inheritance is being addressed to enhance socio-economic equity and opportunities in five Sub-Saharan African countries: Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda and Uganda. Based on key informant interviews focused on inheritance policies and practices, as well as policy analysis and literature reviews, the paper reviews how inheritance is understood as a public policy issue and discusses several key existing challenges and opportunities for achieving gender-equitable and pro-poor inheritance.
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