Vol. 3 No. 1 (2023): Inclusive urbanization process.

The Practice of Urban Cadastral system and its challenges in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Getu Desalegn Mesele
Lecturer at the Department of Urban Land Management and Information System, College of Ur-ban Development and Engineering, Ethiopian Civil Service University

Published 2023-05-31


  • Urban Cadastral System, Adjudication, Cadastral Surveying, Demarcation, Registration

How to Cite

Mesele, G. D. (2023). The Practice of Urban Cadastral system and its challenges in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Journal of Urban Development Studies, 3(1), 47–56. https://doi.org/10.58891/ecsujuds.v3i1.162


Addis Ababa sub city settings experiencing unprecedented rate of urbanization through expansion. Hence, the objective of this study was to assess practice of urban cadastral system and its challenges. Based on the descriptive research design, the study had applied the mix methods of both qualitative and quantitative approaches. A data collection survey was conducted on customers and employees sampled through simple random sampling techniques. Primary data were collected through structured questionnaire and  interview, while the secondary data were collected from documented sources. The data were analyzed using Likert scale measurement. From analysis results, the practice of urban cadastral system is moderate and low level. The practice level of adjudication is moderate, this is a mean of (3.27), whereas demarcation, surveying and registration are low level that were mean of (3.12), (3.11) and (2.66) respectively. There are challenges found on urban cadastral system, these are: right creation institution not gives fast response for claims related to ownership right, high cost of adjudication process, there is interruption of network, the system not functioning up to few months, shortage of man power and resources. The study concluded that the practice of urban cadastral system in the study area is low level. The urban cadastral system office should improve the constraints.