Research Papers/Topics in Governance And Development Management

Decentralization, Local Governance And Path Dependency Theory

Abstract Tanzania has embarked on several radical measures to restructure its economy and governance structures, including local governments. For more than four decades, Tanzania has been striving relentlessly for effective decentralisation measures, yet the progress has been slow. The country has passed through several phases of decentralisation, with each phase inheriting some criticised characteristics that have been difficult to dismantle in the successive phases. For example, previ...

Contribution Of Humanitarian Organizations Towards Inter-communal Cohesion: A Case Of Pageri County, South Sudan

Humanitarian organizations have been in the forefront meeting the needs of the people in rebuilding the social institutions like schools, hospitals, roads and provision of emergency food services to famine-stricken population of the country. The study sought to determine the contribution of humanitarian organizations towards cohesion of the communities with a focus of Pageri County in Southern Sudan. The specific objectives that guided this study were to establish the nature of programs under...

Influence Of Maritime Security On Exploitation Of Blue Economy Resources Along Kenya’s Coastal Region

Maritime security, which involves efforts related to ensuring that legal human activities taking place in marine environments are carried out without any form of illegal interference and destruction to the environment, is critical for the success of all sectors and industries of a country’s economy including the blue economy. This implies that for countries turning to blue economy as an additional avenue to boost their economies, investing in the security of their m...

Localization Of Small And Light Industries As A Strategy For Economic Empowerment In Kibwezi Sub County, Makueni County, Kenya

There is general appreciation of the fact that African countries still face challenges when it comes to enacting policies to develop either economically, socially and politically. This is more so in less performing economies where; trade, urbanization, and decentralization as is the case all over the world is key to assisting these countries develop in many ways. Government is the first and last resort employer because it is through legal government policies that publ...

Effects Of Improvised Explosive Device Attacks On The Livelihoods Of The People Of Mandera East Sub-county, Mandera County, Kenya

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) continues to be an everyday threat to citizens in disputes across the globe, and universally for ages, have been a selected armament for non state armed groups. This has been attributed to the proliferation of terrorist groups which have carried out attacks against security agencies and civilians alike. As a result, statistically, many deaths have been caused by IED attacks. In Kenya, since the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) joined the...

Role Of Non-state Actors’ Counter-radicalization Programs In The Fight Against Terrorism In Kamukunji Sub-county, Nairobi County, Kenya

The study aimed at determining the role of non-state actors‟ counter-radicalization programs in the fight against terrorism in Kamukunji sub-county, Nairobi County, Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were to examine the methods and processes of the counter-radicalization programs employed by various non-state actors in the fight against terrorism, evaluate the non-state actors‟ perception of the performance of the counter-radicalization programs in the fi...

Influences Of Media Reporting In Anti-terrorism War. A Case Study Of Kenya Defence Forces Operations In Somalia (2011 -2018)

Media coverage of conflicts has since time immemorial been a challenge owing to the complexities involved. For the Kenyan case, the country’s Kenya Defence Force was getting involved in a maiden international war in 2011 otherwise dubbed Operation ‘Linda Nchi’ to curb the terrorist threat on Kenyan soil. Similarly, Kenyan media were engaged in their maiden coverage of international war and had to deliver information about the war to the public with skills honed ...

Police Use Of Excessive Force On Electoral Violence During General Elections Cycles In Kisumu County

Police use of excessive force has seemingly become more prevalent in this day and age. Despite excessive use of force being an ongoing issue of concern in the country and its continued use as a strategy of suppressing election instigated violence in the country, much effort has not been put to establish the effectiveness of the strategy in achieving its objectives. This study therefore intended to establish causes, effectiveness of police use of excessive force, and e...

The Role Of Humanitarian Organizations In Nation Building: A Case Of Selected Humanitarian Agencies In Jubek State, South Sudan

The conflicts in South Sudan have brought more suffering and agony to the citizens than the peace they hoped for. This conflict has resulted to destruction of property, low investment in the country, unemployment and poverty. This has led to the establishment of numerous humanitarian organizations with the primary aim of nation building. This study looked at the role these humanitarian organizations play in nation building with reference to Catholic Organization for R...

Evaluating Contribution Of Informal Peace Agreement To Community Conflict Management Among Borana And Gabra Communities In Marsabit County, Kenya

Alternative dispute resolution mechanisms are providing solutions to the serious inter ethnic group conflicts and quarrels that often remain a threat to national security in countries where communities are armed with illegal weapons. Arguably, the conflicts that occur between ethnic communities living in ungoverned areas, which have become deeply protracted, especially when the state is weak and compounded by harsh environmental conditions, inherently put human secur...

Bank Failures: Examining Corporate Governance Principles And Practices Of Indigenous Banks In Zimbabwe And Their Impact On Organizational Effectiveness

The health of the banking industry is strongly dependent on the state of corporate governance in an economy. The adoption and enthronement of sound corporate governance principles and practices is regarded as important in ensuring bank organizational effectiveness at institutional, industry and inclusive levels. The inclusive level of organizational effectiveness takes into consideration all the stakeholders of the bank. The Zimbabwean economy has experienced persiste...

A Study Of The Impact Of Leadership Styles On Performance In Zimbabwe State-owned Enterprises: The Case Of Air Zimbabwe And The National Railways Of Zimbabwe (Between 2000-2010)

The purpose of this paper was to examine the impact of leadership style on organisational performance of State-Owned Enterprises in Zimbabwe. The Descriptive and Explanatory study was conducted with a population of 300 selected from all the participating State-Owned Enterprises. Purposive, random and convenience sampling techniques were adopted in selecting respondents for the study, while relevant data was gathered with the aid of a structured questionnaire and inter...

Analysis of socio-economic factors affecting wheat production in zimbabwe. A case of nyabira, zvimba district.

ABSTRACT After land reform program in Zimbabwe, wheat production has been on a declining trend, with several constraints being identified hindering wheat production. These include the land policy, wheat pricing policy, high irrigation costs and government protection policies on consumers. As a result farmers have been dropping out of wheat production as it’s no longer a profitable crop to grow. This study is aimed at identifying and quantifying the socioeconomic factors affecting wheat...

Factors Influencing Management Of Students’ Discipline In Public Secondary Schools In Kitui Central Sub-County, Kitui County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe aim of this study was to investigate the factors that influence management ofstudents’ discipline in public secondary schools in Kitui Central Sub-county,Kitui County. Kenya. The objectives of the study were to; to establish theinfluence of student personality on management of students’ discipline in publicsecondary schools, to establish the influence of school related factors onmanagement of students’ discipline in public secondary schools, to determine theinfluence of home...

Challenges in The Regularization of Informal Settlements in Epworth. A case of Epworth local Board.

Abstract Local authorities in Zimbabwe have been facing a plethora of challenges due to the mushrooming of informal settlements. About 90% and above of the Zimbabwean population is moving to towns posing a bigger challenge to the management of towns and cities. 2005 operation Murambatsvina cleaned all the illegal activities and people residing near Harare found solace and cheap shelter in Epworth. Operation Garikai which superseded Murambatsvina failed to deliver as it was promised henc...


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