An Assessment of Governance in the Slum Clearance Project in Addis Ababa: The Case of Arada Sub-City, Basha Wolde Chilot Area at Arat Kilo
by Open Science Repository Geography
The objective of the study was to assess the nature of governance in slum clearance project in Basha Wolde Chilot area at Arat Kilo, Addis Ababa. Governance is assessed through measuring local peoples’ level of participation and evaluating the degree of transparency of local administrators in the slum clearance project in the study area. Data was generated with the dominant use of Interviews, and document review. Some case histories were drawn from the interviews made. Moreover, field observation was made to strengthen the data obtained through interview and document review. The results of the study revealed that local administrators at the kebele level lack transparency in disclosing the real information to the local residents during the design and implementation of the slum clearance project in 2011. Local administrators invited local peoples for only few meetings to ensure the fact that they are doing something and to at least retain some access to potential benefits. Nevertheless, the local people were not fully allowed to benefit from autonomous participation and the fruits of good governance. Therefore, the local people only enjoyed nominal level of participation which is against the quality of good governance discussed in the literature. The major actors of governance in the project seem local government representatives (from the design to implementation of the slum clearance project) and the local residents only enjoyed nominal role. This implies that the government assumes itself as the sole provider of infrastructural facilities, namely, housing by setting aside the civil society and the private sector which are also believed to be the important actors for providing services in the development literature.Keywords:
participation, transparency, governance, Addis Ababa.
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