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PEREIRA, João Márcio Mendes. Evaluation of the Cédula da Terra project (1997-2002). Estud. av. [online]. 2012, vol.26, n.75, pp. 111-136. ISSN 0103-4014.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-40142012000200008.

The article evaluates the pilot-project Cédula da Terra, inspired on the "market-assisted land reform" model of the World Bank, implemented since 1994 under various formats in countries marked by the deep agrarian problems and strong social tensions in the countryside, such as Colombia, South Africa, Guatemala and the Philippines. In Brazil, the project was implemented in five states of the federation and was acclaimed by the Bank as a successful and textbook experience. From it were developed other similar programs on a large scale. The article questions if the World Bank's diagnostics are indeed justifiable and if the Cédula da Terra was really a viable reference to be replicated in Brazil in larger scale.

Keywords : World Bank; Cédula da Terra; Marked-assisted land reform; Rural poverty; Agrarian credit.

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