Martina Manara

Martina Manara is a PhD candidate in Regional and Urban Planning. She holds an MSc with Distinction in Regional and Urban Planning Studies from the LSE (winner of RICS Best Performance Prize).

Content by Martina Manara
  • Publication - Project Report

    Ask a local: Improving the public pricing of land titles in urban Tanzania

    Information on willingness-to-pay is key for public pricing and allocation of services but not easily collected. Studying land titles in Dar-es-Salaam, we ask whether local leaders know and will reveal plot owners' willingness-to-pay. We randomly assign leaders to predict under different settings then elicit owners' actual willingness-to-pay. Demand is substantial, but...

    4 May 2022 | Martina Manara, Tanner Regan

  • Project

    Leveraging informal institutions to raise land formalisation

    There are large swathes of land in urban Africa that are allocated low values of built capital, remain unplanned, and are settled under limited property rights. Since the 1999 Land Act, the government in Tanzania is working towards universally titled urban land. Despite this, uptake of titles remains low in many urban areas. As argued in the literature, aside from moral...

    2 Dec 2019 | Tanner Regan, Martina Manara