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Title: Decentralization and social service delivery: a comparative case study of the health and social welfare departments in Budadiri county Sironko district Uganda
Authors: John, Wamunga
Keywords: Decentralization
Social service delivery
Social welfare
Budadiri county
Issue Date: May-2017
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: Decentralization has been viewed widely by many in Uganda as the panacea to the challenges of development in Uganda. With close to five years of the decentralization of the Ministry of Health, the study sought to examine the services delivery of the Departments of Health and Social Welfare; comparing the progress chalked by both Departments and the challenges that are experienced in the process of decentralization in the Departments. Employing a qualitative research method, in-depth interviews were held with selected participants who included Ministry officials and Community Leaders. The study found that even though the Ministry had started the implementation of the decentralization program, the Department of Health had advanced far greatly than the Department of Social Welfare. There were great disparities in the implementation of the decentralization program between the two Departments. The Health Sector was better funded, had more logistics and staff than the Social Welfare Sector. The study also found that Health officials tended to lead in every sphere of the Ministry’s operations, relegating the welfare staff to the background. There was very minimal collaboration between the Departments of Health and Social Welfare. Overall, even though the decentralization program has had some positive impact on the service delivery in the Ministry of Health and Social welfare, there is much to be done in order for the people at the local level to have the real benefits of the program. It is therefore recommended that the government takes steps to stem the fragmentation in social services delivery in the country, provide the needed funding for Social Welfare service delivery and in the medium to long term, detach the Department of Social Welfare from the Ministry of Health and create an all new Ministry to encompass Social welfare and allied agencies in the country.
Description: A research dissertation submitted to the college humanities and social sciences of in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of bachelor’s degree in Public administration of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelors Degree in Public Administration

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