The Impact of Urban Redevelopment-Induced Relocation on Relocatees’ Livelihood Asset and Activity in Addis Ababa: The Case of People Relocated Arat Kilo Area


  • Habtamu Atlaw Gebre Jigjiga University


Livelihood Assets, Livelihood activity, relocatees and urban redevelopment


The focus of this study was to explore the relocatees’ livelihood assets and activity. The study employed qualitative research methodology. The main primary data collection methods were semi-structured interview, key informant interview, focus group discussion and observation. Relocating people from slum area to another location is important in providing relocatees with good housing quality and reducing women and children burden who were responsible to collect water prior to relocation. However, relocatees have been directly affected by loss of livelihood activity, social network, accessible education, transport and health services. Thus, Relocatees livelihood assets and activities would have had sustainability if slum areas had been conceived from different perspective.

Author Biography

Habtamu Atlaw Gebre, Jigjiga University

Lectorer, Geography and environmental studies

Jigjiga University Research officers


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Gebre, H. A. (2014). The Impact of Urban Redevelopment-Induced Relocation on Relocatees’ Livelihood Asset and Activity in Addis Ababa: The Case of People Relocated Arat Kilo Area. Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 2(1). Retrieved from