There are important improvements in tenure stability and security of land rights over the years in administratively allocated land. These gains are due to the private efforts of individual landholders, and incremental policy and legal measures. However, there are still unmet demands for certainty in land rights because of inherent instability in tenure associated with rising excess demand pressure for land, temporal decay in value of use rights certificate, deficiency in design and practice of land expropriation and compensation laws, and weakness in land governance and rural of law.
"Rural Land Rights and Security in Cultivated Highland Ethiopia: Incremental Reform but Persistent Uncertainty,"
International Journal of African Development: Vol. 2
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/ijad/vol2/iss1/8