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Eid Muhammad, 70 stands on the balcony overlooking the hills of Kabul.  Millions of Afghans live in informal settlements occupied without a formal deed, on land with unclear legal ownership. This lack of a functioning land management system, Afghan and international experts say, looms as one of the most serious obstacles to the country’s economic development.Nov.21, 2014 Paula Bronstein/ The Wall Street Journal

Eid Muhammad, 70 stands on the balcony overlooking the hills of Kabul. Millions of Afghans live in informal settlements occupied without a formal deed, on land with unclear legal ownership. This lack of a functioning land management system, Afghan and international experts say, looms as one of the most serious obstacles to the country’s economic development.

Nov.21, 2014

Paula Bronstein/ The Wall Street Journal