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- ItemAn assessment of urban land administration in Ethiopia : evidence from Mekelle City(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2022-12) Gebrihet, Hafte Gebreselassie; Pillay, Pregala; Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. Dept of Business Management.ENGLISH SUMMARY: There has been a growing scholarly interest within the land administration community to realize fit-for-purpose land administration that meets people's needs across society. While global research into land administration is on the rise, little attention has been paid to the Ethiopia's context. The literature gap results from the problem of available data to examine questions relating to good governance, land market, and land policies. This study offers evidence from Ethiopia by providing an analysis of triangulated data while focusing on good governance, land market, and land policies. The study is based on a pragmatic research design that used surveys, interviews, secondary data, and document reviews to gather evidence on urban land administration in Mekelle City, Ethiopia. The study's first objective is generating a good governance index that fits the context of urban land administration in the Mekelle City context. The findings demonstrate that accountability, transparency, the rule of law, and public participation matter the most in urban land administration. The good governance index generated from this study is included in the survey to analyze the determinants of customer satisfaction in urban land governance. The findings of the study demonstrate that urban land administration in Mekelle City is characterized by weak governance. The regression analysis results reveal that undermining the rule of law, accountability, public participation, transparency, and rampant corruption negatively affect customer satisfaction. In addition, the study examines the determinants of the urban land lease market. As a result, this study found that plots specified for residential housing, plot grade, payment period, monthly income and plot size increases the markup price by 160.34; 5.56; 0.5; 0.056 and 0.04 percent, respectively. Plots located in Adi-Haki, Hawelti, and Ayder increase the markup price by 19.28, 16.98 and 12.89 percent, respectively. In the fourth objective, the study appraises the rhetoric and praxis of Ethiopian urban land policies. Results show that urban land legislation in Ethiopia has failed to achieve efficiency and fairness in the land lease market. These failures, in turn, contribute to increasing customer dissatisfaction. The proliferation of customer dissatisfaction was found to be influenced by weak land governance. However, the scale of the phenomenon was seen beyond weak land governance as a signal of policy failure and market failure. The land policy-making failure emanated from the complexity and under-estimation of the modalities of land lease delivery. Hence, all stakeholders must be committed to work as a team to ensure quality service delivery, improve customer satisfaction, and realize sustainable urban land administration in Mekelle City. The study contributes to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) no. 11 by tracing the performance of urban land governance, the dynamics of the urban land market, and urban land policies towards fit-for-purpose and sustainable land use and development. It also contributes methodologically by generating a good governance framework for urban land administration and combining rhetoric informed and practice-based discourse analyses to show the whole picture of policy research.