Ben lockwood examines the political economy aspects. The enactment of the local government statute, 1993 was a way of broadening the space for citizen participation and accountability within the local. Ori brafman goodreads author shelved 4 times as decentralization avg rating 3. The handbook also provides chapters on these topics. Third and finally, i conclude with some wider thoughts on decentralization and conflict in countries like uganda. Decentralisation and conflict in uganda cover sheet. Experiences des pays africains et asiatiques dakar, senegal, 12 july 2003 united nations 1 stesapadser. A long tradition of local government already existed in uganda in 1986 when the national resistance movement came to power, so when the presidential policy statement on decentralization was issued in 1992, it only formalized and articulated the ugandan government s commitment to the decentralized system of governance. Fiscal decentralization, corruption, and the shadow economy. It provides a clear definition of decentralisation as well as the rationale for the introduction of the policy. Chapters by pierre salmon and albert breton address the verti. The ugandan decentralisation reform initiated in 1992 is exceptional among.
In kenya, several efforts have been made to reduce unnecessary layers of government to make service provision to the populace more effective. Uganda textbooks, school libraries and the provision of. According to musgrave 1959 the utility of public sector is to be measured in terms of its efficiency in the allocation of resources, income redistribution and macroeconomic stability. Old people well above 68years are often left to care them, these two are helpless.
Fiction and nonfiction books set completely or at least partially in uganda. Partly designed as an element of the political process following the civil war, the process quickly became enmeshed with the countrys overarching povertyreduction strategy and as a mechanism to improve service delivery, as advocated by. For example, at a recent meeting in uganda of the commonwealth local government forum, president museveni encouraged all commonwealth countries to adopt decentralization. In so doing, the book seeks, overall, to offer lessons that are critically important not only for uganda but any other developing nation that has adopted. Among other things, musevenis regime has been acclaimed for the restoration of periodic national elections, the making of the constitution and the overall promotion of democratic governance, most especially through. It affects virtually all important decisions and programmes at both central and local government levels. Defined as the devolution of powers in terms of public authority, resources, and personnel from the central government to subnational levels, decentralisation can take different forms. Explaining variation across local governments in uganda by bruno onzima a thesis submitted to the department of administration and organization theory, university of bergen in partial fulfilment for the award of the master of philosophy in public administration. Decentralization and development in contemporary uganda core. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features.
Professor kwamena ahwoi, one of the prime architects of ghanas decentralisation programme, has immortalised his rich knowledge and experiences in a 360 pagebook, to guide the nation in its. In uganda, the overarching aim of decentralisation of the forest sector was to shift responsibility of forest management to lower elected local government. Yet accurate information about the legislation and policies. Decentralisation, local development and social cohesion. Decentralization and rural service delivery in uganda ifpri. Decentralisation, district creation and democratisation in musevenis uganda ugandas postcolonial history has been notoriously tumultuous, most prominently due to the misrule of idi amin in the 1970s and a brutal civil war in the early 1980s. Since 2010, the strengthening decentralization for sustainability sds. An epistemological decentralisation andreasson 2005 4 is requisite if africa. Score a books total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.
Gina lambright finds answers to this question in her investigation of the factors that contribute to good and ineffective performance at the district level in uganda. The just concluded overhaul of the curriculum condenses the 43. Uganda textbooks, school libraries and the provision of information and communication technologies for secondary schools. Decentralisation and conflict in uganda lse research online. Scottherridge 2002 noted that whilst decentralisation has potential advantages, there are serious issues to be faced and it will not succeed without full commitment from national and local governments. The unstoppable power of leaderless organizations hardcover by.
Second, i examine the role of both the concentration of power at the district level as well as the increasing number of districts in uganda as causal factors in conflict. Should be read by anyone interested in the realities of decentralization, not only in uganda but elsewhere in africa and beyond. Decentralization and development in contemporary uganda. Local government in uganda commonwealth governance. Decentralisation of forest management is it a panacea to.
Policy processes in uganda and their impact on soil fertility3 2perceptions of the constraints to agriculture study areas the study was conducted in the districts of pallisa and kabarole, in eastern and western uganda respectively. Effectiveness of decentralization in ghana their obligations and attract able and competent officers ministry of local government. This volume questions whether this sort of decentralization offers a significant pathway out of poverty and conflict in africaaddressing issues of poverty reduction in uganda, ghana, malawi, and tanzania and. The decentralisation typology in the following page captures the diverse ways by which schemes of decentralisation have been understood by scholars. Decentralisation and rural service delivery in uganda. Uganda s decentralization policy is one of the most ambitious and radical in subsaharan africa. E74 department of economic and social affairs division for public administration and development management. Part i deals with the different approaches to fiscal federalism. Prospects for improved service delivery 2008 xxxii africa development 83 84. The key decentralisation challenges discussed in this paper include financing, human resource capacity, and elite capture. Policy processes in uganda and their impact on soil fertility. This paper illustrates the role of decentralisation in development and highlights the development of decentralisation in uganda, including its achievements, failure and challenges.
The national curriculum development centre ncdc has finalised the new o level curriculum which will be launched in 2017. After president museveni came to power in uganda in january 1986, however, he and his ruling national. Bolivia, brazil, china, india, indonesia, pakistan, south africa, and uganda. The government of uganda gou has initiated a new public financial management pfm strategy which among others advocates is aimed at increasing efficiency and effectiveness of local revenue enhancement lre at all levels of governance. This barcode number lets you verify that youre getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The current momentum for decentralization of government in africa and elsewhere in the developing world is driven in many instances by the needs and desires of donor organizations. A long tradition of local government already existed in uganda in 1986 when the national resistance movement came to power, so when the presidential policy. Decentralization is considered an important element of participatory democracy. Handbook on decentralisation in uganda delves into some of the issues concerning decentralisation and sets out in a logical sequence the relevant legislations.
Decentralisation objectives decentralisation is also an instrument for shifting attitudes, developing and deepening skills and competencies, and engaging multiple stakeholders in the development process. Ugandas decentralization policy is one of the most ambitious and radical in subsaharan africa. Brief description of orphans good hope uganda kanungu village cbo in uganda, most orphaned children are as a result of aids hiv. This book reports on recent decentralization and devolution innovations in. Decentralization and local governance in developing countries. Home ifpri publications decentralization and rural service delivery in uganda reference url share. The implementation of the decentralization policy has given rise to a number of experiences some of which indicate that it is. In some cases, decentralisation may denote the transfer of such power from the central.
The ministry of local government is responsible for local government, which comprises 111 district councils sitting at the apex of. Popular decentralization books showing 3 of 33 the starfish and the spider. The post independence constitution of uganda, laid a legal framework for redecentralization based on regional. Kabarole is a mountainous area with relatively fertile andosols and. The rationale and historical background of decentralisation in uganda. Uganda introduced the decentralization policy in 1997 under the local government act of 1997 that has since undergone four amendments.
New o level curriculum finalised new visionuganda news. Since the rise to power of the movement government under the leadership of yoweri museveni in 1986, uganda has largely been showcased as an emerging democracy on the continent. When working papers are eventually accepted by or published in a journal or book, the. Inspire a love of reading with prime book box for kids discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1. Decentralization and rural service delivery in uganda.
The decentralisation policy occupies an important place in the political landscape in uganda. The study used mainly qualitative methods of data collection and analysis of district reports, published and unpublished research reports, books, journal articles. Ugandas decentralisation programme a model for other countries to emulate. In section 2, i provide a short overview of the main features of decentralisation in uganda, including political, administrative. Lambright s important book constitutes a thorough reexamination of decentralized governance as it actually functions in uganda, providing further reason for skepticism about decentralization as a panacea for improving state effectiveness and accountability. Moreover with rampant poverty, these orphans cant care for themselves. The two principal arguments for democratization are that it empowers people and is therefore. From the outset ugandas decentralisation policy placed emphasis on devolution of powers, functions and responsibilities to popularly elected local governments in a fivetier local government system comprising elected councils at district and subcounty levels in rural areas, and municipal, division and town levels in urban settings. The survey data reveal that during the period 199195, the primary. Mutumba augustine, 2005 the effect of decentralisation on. Local government is provided for by the local governments act 1997, and it is enshrined in chapter xi of the constitution. I would also like to acknowledge the contributions from the sampled local governments that participated in the study. Regional governments mainly in the form of monarchies and chiefdoms were abolished in 1966, four years after independence mushemeza, 2003.
I would like to thank the united nations development programme that. Separate evaluation country reports were prepared as part of the evaluation. By gna coronavirus disease covid19 get the latest live updates about the coronavirus pandemic. The unstoppable power of leaderless organizations by ori brafman, the sovereign individua. A read is counted each time someone views a publication summary such as the title, abstract, and list of authors, clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the fulltext. Post independence era problems that developed as a result of this dual central and local administration included encroachment on. The decentralisation policy in uganda aimed at improving local democracy, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability in the delivery of essential services countrywide. Efficient delivery of public services in africa and other developing regions has for a long time been hindered by highly centralized government bureaucracies mwabu et al. The rationales for decentralization are, in fact, not altogether different from those for democratization. Yet accurate information about the legislation and policies governing decentralisation has been difficult to obtain. To link to this object, paste this link in email, im or document to embed this object, paste this html in website. Summary why do some african local governments perform well, while others fail to deliver even the most basic services. Globalisation, comparative education and policy research, vol. The national environment action plan for uganda by uganda.936 451 662 33 725 276 1022 991 114 1174 1310 1139 911 98 894 369 1238 701 572 1519 564 956 157 351 156 181 168 986 172 44 446 156 513 893 646 205 865 146 536 1409 226 1047 101 222 1362 1001 41