Analyzing The Contributions of Decentralization to The Community Members of Kiboga District (A Case Study: Kibiga Sub.County)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

CONTENT ...................................................................................... PAGE

Title Page ................................................................................................ i

Declaration ............................................................................................ ii

Approval ............................................................................................... m

Dedication ............................................................................................ iv

Acknowledgements ................................................................................ v

Table of Contents .................................................................................. vi

List of Tables ........................................................................................ ix

List of Acronyms .................................................................................... x

Abstract ................................................................................................ xi

CHAPTER ONE : INTRODUCTION .......................................................... 1

1. 0 Background of The Study ............................................................. 1

1.1 Statement of The Problem ............................................................. 3

1.2. Objectives of The Study ................................................................. 3

1.2.2 General objective Of The Study ..................................................... 3

1.2.3 Specific Objectives ........................................................................ 3

1.3 Research Questions ....................................................................... 3

1. 4 Scope of The Study ....................................................................... 4

1.5 Significance of the Study ............................................................... 4

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW ................................................. 5

2.0 Introduction .................................................................................. 5

2.1 The Concept of Decentralization .................................................... 5

2.2 Decentralization in Uganda ........................................................... 6

2.3 Decentralization and Development ................................................ 7

2.4 Decentralization and Community Participation .............................. 8

2.5 Decentralization and Poverty Alleviation ........................................ 9

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2.6 Transparency and Accountability ................................................ 10

2. 7 The Environment of Decentralization Governance in Uganda ....... 12

2.8 Other actors in the implementation of decentralization policy ...... 13

2.9 Challenges faced by the decentralization policy ............................ 14

2.9.1 Poor participation of the local community in the decentralization

policy formulation and implementation ....................................... 14

2.9.2 The poor financial support from the central government .............. 15

2.9.3 Conflicting cultural beliefs .......................................................... 15

CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY .................................................... 16

3.0 Introduction ................................................................................ 16

3.1 Research Design ......................................................................... 16

3.2 Data Collection ........................................................................... 16

3.3.3 Random Sampling ....................................................................... 16

3.4.3 Purposive Sampling .................................................................... 16

3.5.3 Questionnaire Method ................................................................. 17

3.6.3 Observation Method .................................................................... 17

3.4 Data Quality Control Mechanism ................................................ 17

3.5 Limitations ................................................................................. 17

4.6 Data Analysis .............................................................................. 18

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION, INTERPRETATION, ANALYSIS

AND DISCUSSION OF RESEARCH FINDINGS ......... 19

4.0 Introduction ............................................................................... 19

4 .1 Social Demographic Characteristics ........................................... 19

4.2 Age Distribution ......................................................................... 19

4.3 The Education Level Of Participants ........................................... 20

4.4 The Occupation Of Participants .................................................. 21

4.5. People's Involvement In Decentralized Activities ......................... 22

4.6 The Extent Of Consultations Done On Beneficiaries On

Decentralization Plans And Activities .......................................... 23

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4. 7 Peoples' Opinion Regarding The Contribution And Situation Of

Decentralization To Individual Households In The Last 5 Years .. 23

4.8 Discussion Of The Research Findings ......................................... 24

4.8.1 The Role Played By The Local Governments ................................ 24

4.8.2 People's Attitudes Towards The Decentralization Process ............ 24

4.8.3 Obstacles To The Smooth Implementation Of The Decentralization

Process ...................................................................................... 25

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, RECOMMENDATIONS, CONCLUSIONS AND

AREAS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH ........................... 26

5.0 Introduction ............................................................................... 26

5.1 Summary Of Major Findings ....................................................... 26

5.2 Recommendations ....................................................................... 29

5.3 Conclusion .................................................................................. 30

5.4 Areas for further Study ............................................................... 30

REFERENCES ..................................................................................... 32

APPENDICES ....................................................................................... 34

APPENDIX A: INTRODUCTORY LETTER .............................................. 34

APPENDIX B: RESEARCH QUESTIONNAIRE: FOR COMMUNITY

MEMBERS / LOCAL GOVERNMENT BENEFICIARIES ... 35

APPENDIX C: QUESTIONNAIRE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

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ABSTRACT This study was carried out in Kibiga Sub County. This sub county is situated in Kiboga district central Uganda, the research analyzed the contribution of the decentralization policy in the community members of Kiboga district, it was aimed at assessing the achievements of decentralization, the challenges facing the policy, and the possible measures to such challenges. Both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection were used to allow the researcher have a deeper analysis from all angles and give a complete description of the findings. The quantitative methods were in form of interview schedules which was to be pre-tested and pre-coed with closed and open ended questions administered by the researcher during the study. On the other hand the qualitative methods involved description of respondent's procedure and behavior patterns as well as their knowledge about the achievements and challenges of decentralization. These were captured using structured and predetermined list of questions asked to all the interviews in the same order and supported by the recording of the observations made. It was found out that there were various achievements of decentralization like the increased community participation, improvement in gender quality among others while on the other hand many challenges were found out hindering the decentralization process like the lack of knowledge in participatory skills among local people, poverty, administrative challenges and others however, various recommendations were put forward to improve on the smooth running of the decentralization process like building the technical capacity of the local people, establishment of a strong partnership among different stakeholders and allowing the communities to actively participate in their affairs.

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Frontiers, E. & , Y (2022). Analyzing The Contributions of Decentralization to The Community Members of Kiboga District (A Case Study: Kibiga Sub.County). Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/analyzing-the-contributions-of-decentralization-to-the-community-members-of-kiboga-district-a-case-study-kibiga-sub-county

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Frontiers, Edu, and YIGAISRAEL "Analyzing The Contributions of Decentralization to The Community Members of Kiboga District (A Case Study: Kibiga Sub.County)" Afribary. Afribary, 17 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/analyzing-the-contributions-of-decentralization-to-the-community-members-of-kiboga-district-a-case-study-kibiga-sub-county. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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Frontiers, Edu, and YIGAISRAEL . "Analyzing The Contributions of Decentralization to The Community Members of Kiboga District (A Case Study: Kibiga Sub.County)". Afribary, Afribary, 17 Aug. 2022. Web. 29 Sep. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/analyzing-the-contributions-of-decentralization-to-the-community-members-of-kiboga-district-a-case-study-kibiga-sub-county >.

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Frontiers, Edu and , YIGAISRAEL . "Analyzing The Contributions of Decentralization to The Community Members of Kiboga District (A Case Study: Kibiga Sub.County)" Afribary (2022). Accessed September 29, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/analyzing-the-contributions-of-decentralization-to-the-community-members-of-kiboga-district-a-case-study-kibiga-sub-county