Achievements and challenges of decentralization programme: a case study of Kampala district, Uganda

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
It is often claimed that decentralization is effective for the reduction of poverty due to inherent opportunities for higher popular participation and increased efficiency in public service delivery. This paper is a qualitative assessment of the potential of the Ugandan decentralization reform for poverty alleviation. The Ugandan government initiated an ambitious decentralization reform in 1992, which represents an example of full-fledged devolution with the transfer of far-reaching responsibilities to local governments. However, several shortcomings, such as low levels of accountability, insufficient human and financial resources, corruption, patronage, and central resistance to decentralization, constrain the proper implementation of the reform, putting improvements in participation and efficiency at risk and ultimately jeopardizing the intended impact on poverty. This study was intended to investigate achievements and challenges of decentralization programme: A case study of Kampala district, Uganda
A Research Project Submitted to the College of Open Education and Distance Learning in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of a Diploma in Public Administration of Kampala International University
Decentralization programme, Kampala district, Uganda