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Title: IMPEDIMENTS TO COOPERATIVE HOUSEING IN AMHARA REGION: THE CASE OF BAHIRDAR CITY
Authors: MELESE, BEKELE
Advisors: Dr. TEGEGNE G/EGZIABHER
Keywords: Housing
cooperatives
Urbanization
Urban Poverty
Self Help
Sites Ans Services
Bahirdar
Copyright: 2003
Date Added: 21-Apr-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: Like in many other developing countries, critical shortage and poor condition of housing is one of the biggest urban problems in Ethiopia, and the problem is even more critical in towns and cities of the country where there is high rate of urbanization. Bahirdar is one such city of the country that has been experiencing dramatic rise in its rate of urbanization. The purpose of this study is to explore the nature and magnitude of the housing problem in Bahirdar and, primarily, to look into the potentials and constraints of cooperative housing as a viable strategy to mitigate the problem at hand. Towards the fulfillment of this objective, members of housing cooperatives who have been undertaking their projects in the last five years were surveyed. A two stage sampling design was used to select sample households from the target population. At the first stage, 16 cooperatives were randomly selected out of the total 48 cooperatives that have received land in the last five years. At the second stage, 150 cooperative members were chosen from the 16 cooperatives proportionate to size. A structured questionnaire was administered to the sample population. This was also complemented with unstructured interview, site observation, and documentary search. The findings of the research revealed that there is a tremendous shortfall and poor condition of housing in Bahidar, and yet there is no appropriate housing supply system to mitigate the problem. The private rental system (real estate development) is entirely non-existent, and the public housing system is both insignificant and ineffective. Even though the cooperative way of housing is institutionalized to address the tremendous housing need, cooperatives in general have not been able to bear fruit or have failed to realize the intended outcomes. A number of factors hinder the performance of housing cooperatives. The findings of this study indicate that problems of land provision, housing finance, and infrastructure as well as higher housing standards are found to be most important factors that severely preclude the progress of cooperatives
Description: A Thesis submitted to the school of graduate studies of Addis Ababa University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Regional and Local Development Studies (RLDS)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/760
Appears in:Thesis - Regional and Local Development

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