Ethiopia Land Policy Review

Funding bodies: GIZ (Germany)

Duration: April-May 2011

GPA was commissioned to undertake a review of a draft land policy paper prepared by a Task Team appointed by H.E. the Minister of Urban Development and Construction and related documents and to offer recommendations based on international good practice. Geoffrey Payne was Team Leader with Alain Durand-Lasserve and Michael Wagner as team members.

The project involved reading and reviewing a number of documents prepared by MUDC and the land Task Team appointed by H.E. the Minister of MUDC, attend meetings of the Task Team, visit a range of projects and urban development areas within Addis Ababa and contribute examples of good practice from international experience to ensure that urban land policy and practice for Addis Ababa, and eventually for other urban centres in Ethiopia, was built on solid foundations.

The assignment had four main components: land development, land administration, land information and real property registration. In practice, it was realised that there is considerable overlap between these and the latter two were combined during the assignment to reflect both the substantive connections and interactions between them and also the structure of the consultancy team.

The output of the project was a report submitted to the Ministry of Urban Development and Construction Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and the Co-ordinator of the GIZ Urban Governance and Decentralization Programme in Addis Ababa.

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