Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/11752
Title: Decentralization and poverty reduction Butare province; Rwanda.
Authors: Atwine, Bernard
Diisi, Madam
Keywords: Decentralization
Reduction
Butare province
Rwanda
Issue Date: Oct-2006
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: The present study was about decentralization and poverty reduction in Rwanda\ ~‘he study was carried out in Butare province taking Butare town and Save district as the case study. The conducted study is in line with the formulated hypothesis that : Will decentralised Administration with Devolution of Power from Central Levels to the Lower Units of Administration lead to Poverty Reduction in Rwanda? This study was guided by the following objectives; to examine factors that lead to poverty in Rwanda, to establish the institutions of decentralized planning that are intended for poverty reduction, to determine the linkage between decentralization and poverty reduction and to find out best practices of decentralized planning that can lead to poverty reduction in Rwanda To conduct a study of this nature, district, sector and cell officials as well as the local people at grassroots levels were selected as the sample population. A total of 82 respondents were selected to answer the research questions. The researcher employed the “comparative” approach to conduct this research study. The study is based on both primary and secondly data. The primary data obtained was grouped into qualitative and quantitative sections for a thorough analysis. The study used multi-stage sampling technique in the identification of categories in the sample unit whereas the purposive sampling technique was employed in the identification of individual respondents. Data was collected by use of documentary analysis, observation, interview and questionnaire techniques. The study used simple statistical tools for data processing. The findings obtained show that decentralized administration of planning is being implemented in both Butare Town and Save District. The findings also revealed that there existed clear coordination between decentralized planning and poverty reduction strategies. The study therefore established that decentralization can be a better approach to poverty reduction. However, the study suggests that more efforts are needed to gear up the process of decentralization for poverty reduction. Recommendations such as; rural development and agricultural transformation through agricultural extension programs by the ministry of agriculture, local officials should be trained in participatory planning tools, local people should be sensitized on how to become active participants and improve on administrative infrastructure are therefore suggested in chapter five for this program to become a success in the of poverty reduction.
Description: A dissertation submitted to the school of postgraduate studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a Degree of Masters’ in Development Administration and Management of Kampala International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/11752
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