Women participation and success of government development projects: a case study of Mbale municipality, Mbale district.

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Kampala International University,College of Humanities and Social Sciences
This study focused on women participation and success of government development projects in Mbale municipality, Mbale district, Uganda. Three specific objectives were based on to collect data, these included; to find out how women participation in government projects has led to success of government projects in Mbaie municipality, to assess the challenges women face while participating in government projects in Mbale municipality-Mbale district and to come up with solutions to the challenges women face while participating in government projects in Mbale municipality. The researcher employed both descriptive and exploratory research designs. A sample size of 100 respondents was used to collect information. Findings of the study showed that women participation has led to the increase in accountability and transparency in the implementation of government projects which has led to their success, in addition, effective communication is also promoted, decision making process is also enhanced and women leadership in some of the projects was greatly appreciation. This is because there has been considerable government commitment and activity led by women’s agencies in Mbale municipality which are designed to promote the participation of women in leadership and decision-making roles. Therefore, there could be an opportunity loss of not involving women in implementation of government projects. The study therefore recommends that there is a need for affirmative action and gender main streaming for enhancing women’s participation in implementation of government projects. This is so for me because the study was convinced that, women’s empowerment for participation entails a process of struggle at both personal and collective levels.
A research report submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Science in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration of Kampala International University
Women participation, government development, Mbale district.