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Title: Citizen participation and implementation of local government policies in Mogadishu-Somalia
Authors: Shafic, Moalim Abukar
Keywords: Citizen
Participation
Implementation
Local government
Policies
Somalia
Issue Date: Oct-2019
Publisher: Kampala International University: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: This research examined the relationship between citizens’ participation and implementation of local government policies in Mogadishu, Somalia. The research was guided by three objectives; (i) to examine the effect of participatory agenda setting on implementation of local government policies in Mogadishu, Somalia, (ii) to establish how participatory decision making affects the implementation of local government policies in Mogadishu, Somalia, (iii) to examine citizens’ participation in planning affects the implementation of local government policies in Mogadishu, Somalia. This study took in account the Institutional theory developed by Kraft (1998) which underlines rational myths, isomorphism, and legitimacy. The deeper and more resilient aspects of social structure are the major characteristics of this theory of which the rules, norms, and routines, become established as authoritative guidelines for social behavior. The study was descriptive survey research design and it involved a total population of 143 respondents; out of which 108 were identified as the sample size. Simple random sampling was used to determine the participants in the study. The questionnaires was preferred for this study because this enables the researcher reach a larger number of respondents within a short time, thus can make it easier to collect relevant information. Findings indicated that; local citizens’ participation in setting of agenda significantly affect the implementation of local government policies in Mogadishu Somalia, there is a significant effect citizens’ decision making has on implementation of local government policies in Mogadishu Somalia, findings proved a positive significant effect community members’ participation in planning has on implementation of local government policies in Mogadishu Somalia. The following were the conclusions; that citizens’ participation in local citizens’ participation in setting of agenda significantly affect the implementation of local government policies in Mogadishu Somalia, citizens’ decision making increases the implementation of local government policies in the local government of Mogadishu Somalia. Improvement in community members’ participation in planning increases implementation of local government policies in Mogadishu Somalia, and it was concluded that lack of any clear and promising policies that will help to overcome the issues which trigger missmanagement, violence and youth exploitation are the major challenges hindering community participation in implementation of local government policies in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Description: Research report submitted to College of Humanity and Social Science as a requirement for the award of master’s degree in Public Administration and Management at Kampala International University (Kiu), Kampala- Uganda
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/14055
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