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Federalism and Environmental Policy in Ethiopia: The Case Study of Batu City Administration in Oromia National Regional State

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dc.contributor.advisor Wakjira, Ketema (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Deksiso Kawo, Habib
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-23T12:17:49Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-23T12:17:49Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/15981
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study is to assess the environmental policy in the federal system of Ethiopia thereby to analyze the state of devolution in the environmental matters with particular reference to Batu City administration of Oromia state. Basic research questions, including the extent of the environmental policy decentralization and effectiveness of environmental policy implementation, whether the environmental policy is consistent with socio-cultural values of local community and the challenges of managing environment in the Batu city administration of Oromia The study was carried out in Batu city administration of Oromia region. It has utilized a case study design and a mixed research approach. The instruments used to gather the required information for the study were questionnaire, key informant interview and focus group discussion (FGD) as well as personal observation. The total number of respondents who took in questionnaire and key informant interview 70 and 12 respectively; a FGD comparising eight participants was also conducted. The obtained data through questionnaire were analyzed through simple statistics while those obtained through key informant interview, focus group discussion and observation were interpreted qualitatively. The major findings of the study include: Niether the regional state nor the urban local government is empowered to effectively implement environmental policy. There are lack of compliance between environmental legal provision and socio-cultural values of the local community. Particularily, the development projects like floriculture have not implemented the extant Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Consequentely, the lack of effective EIA has detrimental human and other biotic life in and around Batu City Administration. Hence, it is the argument of this Thesis that environmental policy making and implementation in the federation need meaningful participation of the people, devolved environmental power for both the regional and urban local government; and effective implementation of EIA by investment projects like floriculture. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject environmental policy,decentralization,policy implementation en_US
dc.title Federalism and Environmental Policy in Ethiopia: The Case Study of Batu City Administration in Oromia National Regional State en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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