Land Expropriation and Compensation Process Among Development Induced Displaced Households: The Case of Dejen Woreda Rural Kebeles

Demeke Siltan


Development-induced projects are factor for involuntary migration to urban areas for the search of better employment raised the rate of vulnerability for socio-economic inequalities. The aim of this study was to explore land expropriation process and Compensation issues among development induced displaced households. The study employed mixed methods approach. Quantitative data were gathered through structured questionnaire and qualitative data were collected via interview and focus group discussion. By using Census survey a total of 162 displaced households participated in the study. The finding revealed that majority of the households (87.8%) did not participate Invitation on public meetings 84.0% did not Participation in the land valuation process and almost all 95.5% did not Participation in inventory of Assets. In addition 85.9% of the respondents did not assume that the valuation process was transparent. The fining also revealed that the amount of money paid as compensation for the displaced households is not fair/ enough as compared with what they lose. Therefore the government should provide fair amount of compensation for households who lost their land because of deemed development projects.

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