Land Management Practices and Challenges in Addis Ababa City Administration: Experiences from Akaki-Kality Sub-city

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Addis Ababa University


This study assessed the land management practices and challenges in Addis Ababa City Administration using Akaki-Kality 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 69 selected respondents using simple random sampling technique, and through key informant interviews. The key informants were selected using non-probability purposive sampling technique. Secondary data involved reviewing relevant published and unpublished reports, operation manuals and other relevant documents.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 institutions in Akaki-Kality sub city are characterized by a lack of adequate capacity and unstable organizational structure. It also identified several challenges including, among others, lack of complete inventory of land, changing nature of the sub-city characterized by new expansion/development sites, poor coordination among stakeholders, lack of staff integrity, unstable land use plan, and high staff turnover. The study recommends improving capacity of the land management institutions; and clearly defining role, mandate, and coordination of offices involved in the land management process.


A thesis submitted to the 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


Land, Land Management