The Effectiveness of Urban Land Management of Addis Ababa City Administration: Case Study Yeka Sub-city

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This study examined effectiveness of urban land management practices and challenges in Addis Ababa City Administration using Yeka Sub-City as a case study. The study design was descriptive case study. Data was collected from primary and secondary sources. Primary data was obtained through questionnaire from 138 selected respondents using simple random sampling technique, and through interviews from key respondents. The key respondentswere selected using non-probability purposive sampling technique. Secondary data involved reviewing relevant published and unpublished reports, procedural manuals and other relevant documents. Data collected through survey questionnaire was entered in to SPSS for statistical analysis, and data collected through interviews were analyzed using narrative description method. This study found that the existing land management and development office Yeka sub city are characterized by a lack of adequate capacity interms professional workers and advanced technologies and infra-structures. It also identified several challenges including, lack of complete inventory of land, , poor coordination among stakeholders, lack of aducate capacity interms workers and equipments, poor or un scientific land use plan, lack well organized land information,poor recording and controlling mechanisms of land resource,lack of clearly defined legal framework to control illegal settlement. The study recommends improving capacity of the land management; and clearly defining role, mandate, and coordination of offices involved in the land management process and scientifically designed land management system.


A Thesis Submitted to Department of Public Administration and Management of Addis Ababa University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Masters in Public Management and Policy


Addis Ababa, Urban Land, Yeka Sub-city