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Title: Local Governance and Community Development in Somalia:
Other Titles: A Case Study of Mogadishu Local Government
Authors: Elmi, Abdulkadir Gelle
Keywords: Local Governance
Community Development
Somalia
Issue Date: Nov-2021
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: The study sought to investigate the local governance and Community Development in Somalia: a case study of Mogadishu Local government, thus this study was guided by the Agency Theory developed by Stephen R, and Barry, M. (2006). In this theory, the principal (the shareholders) owns, the ‘assets’ that the agent manages on his or her behalf (Austin, 2013). The study employed the following objectives (i). To examine the relationship between Accountability of local governance and community development in Mogadishu Local government, (ii) To assess the relationship between Transparency of local governance and community development in Mogadishu Local government and (iii) To establish the relationship between rule of law of local governance and community development in Mogadishu Local government. This study used correlation research design this is because it involve finding out the relationship between local governance and community development in Mogadishu Local government, Somalia. The study targeted a population of 120 respondents and these were 8 top authorities of Mogadishu Local government, 20 Local governance staff and 92 selected local residents, however by use of a solvenes formula the researcher arrived at a Sample size of 92 respondents. The study used both questionnaires and interview guide as the major sources of data collection. From the study findings the results in table 4.3 indicated that the effect of Accountability of local governance on Community Development of Mogadishu Local government, Somalia was rated good and this was indicated by the overall mean of 3.07, implying that there is a formalized system intended to help the Mogadishu Local government, Somalia on how Accountability of local governance effectives on the Community Development after consulting the members. And respondents were asked to give their view on whether does accountability enable the local governance to ensure that leaders are accountable for their actions and this was indicated by the average mean of 3.35, implying that accountability enables the local governance to ensure that leaders are accountable for their actions thus Local Governance and Community Development. From the study findings indicated the researcher concluded that Accountability of local governance and Community Development are positively related. The positive relationship between Accountability of local governance and Community Development should be acknowledged based on the results shown in the summary of the findings above. Mogadishu Local government, Somalia should therefore emphasize its strong points (variables with mean of more than 3) while working on improving its weak areas (variables with mean of less than 3). It can therefore be concluded that organizations at large have a lot to benefit by practicing strategic supplier relationship management. Thus lastly from the study findings and conclusions the researcher recommended that the Mogadishu Local government should adopt a more flat organizational structure that will reduce the level of bureaucracies at the organization. Elimination of this long tails vests more powers to certain management centers who are required to make prompt decisions through a consultative process to ensure that there are very few delays in the decision making process.
Description: A Research Dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for the award of a Degree of Master of Public Administration of Kampala International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/14116
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