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Title: Civil society organizations and household poverty reduction in birembo sub county, kakumiro district Uganda
Authors: Moses, Tumwebaze
Keywords: Civil society
Household poverty
Kakumiro district
Issue Date: Nov-2018
Publisher: Kampala International University, Colleges of Humanities and Social sciences
Abstract: An overwhelming body of literature claims that CSOs are an important engine of development. Analysts argue that CSOs not only improve local people’s participation in development process but also use appropriate approaches to development. The motivation for this study was therefore to examine the roles / contribution made by CSOs in house hold poverty reduction in Uganda, Kakumiro district Birembo sub country. The study objectives were; to examine the causes of poverty especially among households in Birembo sub country, Kakumiro district, to assess the contributions made by CSO’s in household poverty reduction, to analyze and assess the challenges faced by CSO’s towards household poverty reduction in Birembo subcounty Kakumiro district. The study applied a case study research design in examining the civil society organizations and household poverty reduction in Birembo subcounty Kakumiro district. This isbecause the research questions that were generated necessitated observing, explanatory, descriptive and analytical aspects of the research. This study was carried out basing on 3 selected CSOs in Kakumiro district, Uganda, namely, Kibaale civil society organization network (KCSON), world voices Uganda (WVU) and Uganda rural development and training program (URDT). The study population was 58participants, 20 selected CSO’s members, 15 CSO’s beneficiaries, 10 Kakumiro district local government administrators and 13 local peasants. A sample of 50 respondents was determined through purposive and random sampling methods. The study findings revealed that 68%were males and 32%females hence males the majority. The study concluded that, CSO’s engage in the promotion and protection of human rights, promote political participation, and develop citizen’s skills to work with one another, among others. The study recommends that there is a need to tackle poverty dynamically, strategically and comprehensively since it is dimensional phenomena that needs multidimensional approach, provision and improvement in education for all, need for CSO’s to encourage meaningful participation of citizen, proper coordination between CSO’s and district, need to exposes or intensity accountability among others
Description: A research report submitted to the college of humanities and social sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a bachelor’s degree in development studies of Kampala international university
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies

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