Land Ownership 0% open


What data is expected?

Data should include maps of lands with parcel layer and display parcel boundaries in addition to a land registry with information on transactions of parcels of land. The assessment criteria were developed in collaboration with Cadasta Foundation. For more information on land ownership datasets and where they're located, see Cadasta Foundation's Data Overview](

  • Types of cadastre
  • Transaction history of parcel
  • Parcel boundaries
  • Parcel location
  • Data available for the entire country
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
In an open and machine-readable format
Collected by government No
Collected by private-org No
Collected by sub-government No
Several initiatives have been developed in the past to produce cadastral information in Ethiopia. An example is the recent Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) program developed by DFID which aimed to provide map based land certificates to farmers. Based on World Bank's Land Governance Assessment Framework (See page 39: land registers are manually managed and not digitised. The filing system is poorly organised. “The records in the manual system can be searched by both the right holder name and parcel unique number. This is common situation in urban and rural land administration systems in Ethiopia.” We could not find evidence that paper records can be accessed by the public.

Meta data

Data location   Unknown
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Danny Lämmerhirt
Last modified   Sun Aug 12 2018 16:57:36 GMT+0000 (UTC)