Research by NELGA scholars

Many NELGA scholars have already finished elaborating their research proposals and started collecting data. Here are some of the ongoing research topics:


Urban land use and housing


  • Modelling Urban-Rural Land Use Competition in Ethiopia: Implications towards a Holistic Strategy for Adaptive Land Management
  • Land Value Capture for Financing Urban Development in Ethiopia: Current Practices, Challenges and Future Prospects
  • The role of cadastral systems in civilized urban life in Ethiopia
  • Housing Associations for Special Groups In Tanzania
  • Financing the Urbanization: Towards a Structured (Real) Property Tax System in Ethiopia
  • The Plural Land Governance Regime, Urban Land-Use Planning and Urban Development in Ghana
  • Drive towards Sustainability: the recovery of Ghana’s Garden City through Effective Land Governance
  • Towards sustainable management of old industrial lands in Kumasi

Land markets and large scale land based investment (LSLBI)


  • Real Property Valuation for Mortgage Purpose in Ethiopia; Practices, Challenges and Future Prospects
  • Governance of Large- Scale Agricultural Land Investments In Ethiopia: Opportuinites, Challenges And Prospects
  • Land Value Capture for Financing Urban Development in Ethiopia: Current Practices, Challenges and Future Prospects
  • Large scale commercial land acquistions and rural livelihoods in Mozambique: A political economy analysis of agricultural and mining investments in Nacala and Inhambane (2000-2015)
  • Land tenure, fragmentation and agricultural commercialization: evidence from Uganda
  • A comparative analysis of landownership concentration and educational attainment across counties in Kenya
  • A comparative analysis of emerging farming systems between A1 Resettlement areas and Communal areas in Goromonzi District, Mashonaland East Province
  • The role of land use planning in tenure security: An evaluation in the context of governance and rural land market
  • Financing the Urbanization: Towards a Structured (Real) Property Tax System in Ethiopia

Linkages with other resources


  • Water-Land Grabbing; Governance of Bundled Water-Land Rights and Water Use Right Priorities under FDRE Natural Resource Laws and Policies vis-à-vis Empirical Evidences of Selected Case Studies
  • Tackling Coastal Erosion for Land Availability In Coastal Communities Of Ghana: Case Of Keta Municipality
  • Agro-food system changes in Mumbwa district and the role of agribusiness
  • Is there an insurance role for land tenure system during rainfall shocks in rural communities? Evidence from food security in rural Malawi

Land Administration


  • Modeling Property rights: towards a sustainable cadastral system
  • Analysis of sociocultural and organisational behaviour as a basis for spatial data sharing in Land Administration Organisations in Namibia
  • Cadastral Data Acquisition Techniques: Comparative Analysis
  • Sustainability of Land Administration System after a massive land registration using fit for purpose approach: Case Study of land administration system in Rwanda

Land governance and land tenure systems


  • Land Rights and Land Governance in the Ethiopian Federal System
  • A comparative analyses of agro-pastoral and wildlife-based land use in Zimbabwe’s semi-arid region
  • Communal Land Governance and Its Sustainability to Secure Livelihoods of Agricultural Communities in Ethiopia
  • Modeling Property rights: towards a sustainable cadastral system