Infrastructure governance: Causes for the poor sectoral coordination among infrastructure sectors of Addis Ababa
Sectoral coordination in urban infrastructure development and service provision plays an important role in determining the urban economic and physical development and has indispensable role in the livelihood of urban dwellers, efficiency and effectiveness of service providers and development of any country. However, Ethiopian cities/town administrations and policy makers pay meagre attention to the interdependencies among infrastructure systems, the urban functions to be served and to the sustainability of the facilities in their strategy and urban development policy. This article looks into the process of urban infrastructure development and service provision in the Addis Ababa to identify the root causes for the poor level of inter sectoral coordination among infrastructure sectors of Addis Ababa. In doing so, the study focus on the four main infrastructure sectors of Addis Ababa; Water and sewerage, Electricity, Telecommunication, and Road sectors. Based on the overall analysis and results of the study, it is concluded that the current governance arrangements in terms of institutional arrangement, financial arrangements and regulatory frameworks were found to be less effective and unsuitable for a multi actor system, in this case, coordination among interdependent infrastructure sectors of Addis Ababa. These factors; institutional, regulatory and financial arrangements, were found to have strong relationships and significant influence on the process of infrastructure development and service provision as well as level of inter-sectoral coordination indicating an urge and need for the current governance arrangement to be made more effective and compatible for the existing infrastructure needs and requirements.
|Actors/sectors, Coordination, Governance arrangements, Infrastructure|
|Cities: the international journal of urban policy and planning|
|Organisation||Erasmus University Rotterdam|
Yilema, M.G. (Mahlet G.), & Gianoli, A. (2018). Infrastructure governance: Causes for the poor sectoral coordination among infrastructure sectors of Addis Ababa. Cities: the international journal of urban policy and planning. doi:10.1016/j.cities.2018.06.019