Contested Notions and Practices of Development and Resettlement in Ethiopia

Moti Mosisa


This paper focuses on contested notions and practices of development and resettlement in Ethiopia with particular reference to the implementation of resettlement programs in Gambella. Since 2010, the Ethiopian government launched large scale development plans as part of the Five Year Growth and Transformational Plan. Within this context, the government embarked on resettling pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in the peripheral regions of the country under the broader "vision" of improving the livelihood of the people.

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