This policy briefing summarises the main findings of the study and sets out a number of key policy implications and recommendations. There is a description of the context in which historical and contemporary land development in Eldoret has occurred, and an analysis of the tenure and administration of land in the pre-colonial, colonial and post-independence eras. The development of Eldoret is outlined, with a focus on land ownership, tenure arrangements and alternative channels for the delivery of land for housing. The strengths and weaknesses of the land delivery mechanisms are assessed with respect to the provision of adequate suitable land for housing development and the effectiveness of informal institutions and formal rules in regulating transactions and disputes. Finally, the main findings are summarised and some policy and administrative implications identified.
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, 50 pp