An Assessment Of Stakeholder Management Practice And Challenges: The Case Of Addis Ababa Land Adjudication Project

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Addis Ababa University


Stakeholder management in the Addis Ababa city administration-adjudication project faces different challenges. The objective of this study is to assess the stakeholder management practice of the organization and to describe what challenges have been there. There have been 85 participants from the organization and the findings implied that stakeholder management practice is poorly managed that it will have an impact on the success of the project. There is no separate unit in the organization to manage stakeholders and it affects the identification of key stakeholders, communication problem, conflicting interests between stakeholders and other problems have been seen from the findings. It’s noted that there have been challenges of creating common understanding, conflicting interests of stakeholders, communication gap, and understanding stakeholder’s expectations and managing accordingly. Finally, it’s recommended that the organization should emphasize stakeholder management, having a separate entity responsible for the stakeholder organization will help in minimizing the overall challenges. It’s also recommended that participation of team members in identifying stakeholders, ensure strong communication, identify relevant stakeholders from the project planning, and ensure full commitment from all stakeholders. Key Terms:



stakeholder management practice, stakeholder management, identification of key stakeholders