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JLAEA
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Managing Editor, the Journal of Land Administration in Eastern Africa, Ardhi University P O Box 35176 Dar es Salaam

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Ardhi University
P O Box 35176 Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania
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The Journal of Land Administration in Eastern Africa (JLAEA) is publication of the Land Administration Unit that was set up at ARU in November 2009. JLAEA mirrors the aspirations of the Land Administration Unit at Ardhi University (ARU) whose mission is to ensure quality education and training, research, scientific publications, information dissemination, documentation and public services through integrated cross disciplinary team work in land administration. In November 2011, Ardhi University agreed to a suggestion by the newly established Eastern African Land Administration Network  (EALAN) to make the Journal, a property of the network. The EALAN  comprises of universities conducting education and training in land administration in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Rwanda.

 

Purpose of the Journal
The evolving need for a multi-disciplinary approach in land administration has been well captured by the United Nations institutions drawing experiences from different countries across the globe. In East Africa, land administration is increasingly becoming a crosscutting discipline and no longer limited to the mundane land allocation and use control enforcement processes. It is more diverse and anchored in information communication technology and democratic institutional systems within the land sector. For training institutions such as Ardhi University (ARU), the challenge has been to train the new brand of land administrator who will have to work with the single-discipline trained land sector specialists.

 

The Journal of Land Administration in Eastern Africa (JLAEA) is publication of the Land Administration Unit that was set up at ARU in November 2009. JLAEA mirrors the aspirations of the Land Administration Unit at ARU whose mission is to ensure quality education and training, research, scientific publications, information dissemination, documentation and public services through integrated cross disciplinary team work in land administration. In November 2011, Ardhi University agreed to a suggestion by the newly established Eastern African Land Administration Network (EALAN) to make the Journal, a property of the network. The EALAN comprises of universities conducting education and training in land administration in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Rwanda

Journal of Land Administration in Eastern Africa Resources

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Journal Articles & Books
January 2015
Ethiopia

Large scale land acquisition is a buzzword of the day in the world, more so in Ethiopia. The issue is indeed polarizing, in one hand it is dubbed as land grab and seen as ultimate scramble for land. On the other hand, it is often depicted as key to development, technology transfer and boost in productivity of an otherwise idle land available in Ethiopian lowlands, or somewhere else.

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Journal Articles & Books
January 2015
Rwanda

In various countries around the world, land expropriation is considered as a major tool used by governments to assemble tracts of land for various activities aiming at public interest. However, determination of compensation which is regarded as a pre-requisite for land expropriation has been a source of controversy in this process. This paper attempts to find out how land valuation for compensation during expropriation is carried out in Rwanda, considering two expropriation projects in Kigali city.

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Journal Articles & Books
January 2015
Ethiopia

 Peri-urban areas in Ethiopia like that of other African countries are places where much of urban growth is taking place and as a result the competition for land between agriculture and nonagriculture (urban built-up property) is intense. It is there that new properties and property rights emerge and at the same time the existing traditional or customary rights may also disappear or dissolve. This study has attempted to assess and demonstrate the process of built-up property formation process in the transitional peri-urban areas of Ethiopia.

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Journal Articles & Books
January 2015
Tanzania

This paper examines regulatory approaches for informal livelihood activities within cities. Informality is generally conceptualised in terms of activities, workers and governance. Scholars have concentrated much advocating development of micro enterprise and improvement of capital goods. Little focus has been put on the conceptualisation of regulatory approaches for informal livelihood activities spatially, which sought to be the aim of this paper.

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Journal Articles & Books
January 2015
Tanzania

This paper analyses the resettlement process and procedures followed during the displacement of communities from Kipawa and Kigilagila settlements to pave way for the expansion of the Dar es Salaam International Airport in Dar es Salaam city. The paper is based on findings of a PhD research project carried out between 2010 and 2013 that explored procedures and process which caused displacement of the receiving community while resettling the displaced residents from Kipawa and Kigilagila.

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Journal Articles & Books
January 2015
Tanzania

This paper analyses the resettlement process and procedures followed during the displacement of communities from Kipawa and Kigilagila settlements to pave way for the expansion of the Dar es Salaam International Airport in Dar es Salaam city. The paper is based on findings of a PhD research project carried out between 2010 and 2013 that explored procedures and process which caused displacement of the receiving community while resettling the displaced residents from Kipawa and Kigilagila.

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Journal Articles & Books
January 2015
Rwanda

Over the last decade, the Government of Rwanda (GoR) has introduced several land reforms through formulation and enactment of enabling legal framework, establishment of land administration institutions and implementation of national land tenure regularization. Further, the Land Act of 2013 stipulated that all landholders must formally register their land. To support registration compliance, the GoR decentralized the Land Administration System (LAS) to all District Land Bureaus (DLBs).

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Journal Articles & Books
July 2014
Tanzania

The shifting of national capitals from old cities to new sites was fashionable from the 1956 to 1990s. While in the past this move was politically motivated, in the later decades this shift has been motivated by economic and innovation attributes to establish centres for building states and national identity. Tanzania declared its intention of shifting the national capital from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma in 1973. This declaration and the recent establishment of large institutions in Dodoma fuelled its expansion from a small town of about 45,000 people in 1973 to 410,956 people in 2012.

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Journal Articles & Books
July 2014
Tanzania

— International Valuation Standards and best practice advocates consistency, objectivity, independence and transparency as critical in ensuring credible valuations and in building public trust and confidence in valuation. However, literature observes that valuers face a myriad of challenges in observing these principles, key among them being the external influence they face.

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Journal Articles & Books
July 2014
Tanzania

Property tax is an invaluable source of revenue that is harnessed to finance municipal services in many urban areas all over the world. In most tax jurisdictions, property tax is a levy that is based on the market value of the property, hence often there is a need to carry out regular property valuations with a view to updating the tax base of a rateable area. In Tanzania, rating valuation has traditionally been carried out using the single parcel valuation approach.

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