Global Capital, Local Concessions: A Data-Driven Examination of Land Tenure Risk and Industrial Concessions in Emerging Market Economies

Date: September 18, 2013


    Using geospatial data from 12 emerging market economies (EMEs), this analysis attempts to guide investors in emerging markets by shedding light on a difficult problem: overlapping land claims that diminish the value and viability of industrial concessions. It refers to this as “land tenure risk”. From these data sets and an examination of research and financial information, the report concludes that land tenure risk is a statistically significant source of risk in EME concession investments, and extends across all land-dependent sectors regardless of concession type.