Complex land markets in Uganda and Somaliland


Report of our research, together with the Development Planning Unit of University College London and the Institute for House Studies, Rotterdam, to investigate complex land markets and urban transition in four East African cities in two countries – Kampala and Arua in Uganda and Hargeysa and Berbera in Somaliland.

This report synthesises the main issues, findings and recommendations from the analysis of our research on Spatial Inequality in Times of Urban Transition. Based on a systemic view of land markets and integrated with a political settlement analysis, this report helps in understanding and eventually overcoming constraints to the ways that land markets can contribute to spatial justice.

The aim of the report is to suggest forms of support to assist policy development and policy interventions that can enable East African cities to offer greater opportunities to poor and marginalised urban groups. It presents findings on overarching issues in each city from all the research components and associated policy recommendations.