Good Governance for Growth & Transformation- The State of Ethiopian Cities Project
The main objectives of the State of the Ethiopian Cities Report project are:
- To provide urban policy and decision makers of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia ( FDRE), at all levels with analytical data on existing urban systems and profiles that will help them to monitor progress towards defined targets as well as to plan and implement appropriate measures to insure balanced and sustainable urban development
- to enhance the capacity of the urban practitioners and higher academic institutions to assess and define the modern urban system in Ethiopia.
This proposal aims to mobilize resources to attain three specific objectives that will contribute directly to both its national development goals and enable city government to address the service delivery needs of their residents.
The first component of the project is to collect, analyze and disseminate data on the selected urban centres including the largest cities in the country. The lack of up-to-date and well organized data on the largest and fastest growing urban centres of Ethiopia makes managing of urban growth challenging.
The second component is to utilize the process of collecting and analyzing data on the major growth nodes across the country to engage with urban practitioners and scholars in Ethiopia. This approach signifies an important shift in urban research, knowledge production and dissemination methods undertaken in the past, by relying on local skills, expertise and knowledge on Ethiopia cities.
The third component is to use the process of compiling the State of Ethiopia Cities Report to enhance existing networks at federal, regional and local level and thereby to build a platform for professional exchanges, information sharing and policy feedback on urban management on a national and regional basis.
Ethiopia Civil Service University - www.ecsu.edu.et
Ministry of Urban Development and Construction, Democratic Federal Republic of Ethiopia - www.mwud.gov.et
World Bank Mission to Ethiopia - www.worldbank.org/Ethiopia
Deutshe Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammernabeit (GIZ) - www.giz.de/en/worldwide/336.html
Cities Alliance - www.citiesalliance.org
Dr. Samson Kassahun, Academic Vice President
Ethiopian Civil Service University
P.O. Box 5648, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Telephone: +251116463015 Fax: +251116463016 E-mail: Samson.email@example.com
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