A key policy issue confronting developing countries in the ECAFE region was the concentration of landholdings, which constituted a serious obstacle to their development. In Survey 1950, land reform was prominently signalled as a foundational requirement for equitably redistributing income and empowering the majority of the people in the predominantly agrarian economies of the ECAFE region; the two most successful instances of land reform to date were cited, namely the measures instituted by China and Japan:

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