Research Papers/Topics in Governance And Development Management

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...

Implementation Of Strategic Plans By Zimbabwean Local Authorities

Abstract This study aimed at assessing the implementation of strategic plans at Chitungwiza Municipality. Different stakeholders should be involved in strategy implementation and these should include the business community, trade unions and government ministries employees as well as council committees. The process of strategic implementation should ensure that meetings are scheduled to discuss and monitor execution; the municipality should ensure that it crafts an implementation plan. T...

An Assessment of The Impact of Egovernance on Service Delivery in Rural Local Authorities. The Case of tongogara Rural District Council.

ABSTRACT It has now been widely acknowledged that e-governance is the universal remedy to the plethora of woes bedeviling service provision in most rural local authorities in Zimbabwe and even their urban counterparts. E-governance refers to information and communication technology based networks of administration and services that exists in the new public management era. Low revenue inflows, and corruption, low levels of citizen participation and old methods of record and database mana...

Factors Influencing Schools Compliance To Safety Standards Guidelines In Public Secondary Schools In Kitui Central Sub County, Kitui County

ABSTRACTDespite the MOE efforts to provide safety standards and guidelines, educational institutions in Kenya had a long standing history of ghastly disasters. These led to damage of property, injuries and worst of all loss of precious lives, through incidents of fire and other risk situations. The purpose of this study was to establish factors influencing schools‟ compliance to safety standards guidelines in Kitui Central sub-county, Kitui County. The specific objectives of the study were ...

Revenue Collection Challenges In Rural Local Authorities, A Case Of Kusile Rural District Council

ABSTRACT Local authorities generally are autonomous bodies governed by pieces of legislation and derive their powers from these governing legislations. Rural local authorities in Zimbabwe are governed by the constitution, Rural District Councils Act and the Traditional Leaders act in particular. It is in the Rural District Councils Act where the sources of revenue for these local authorities are provided. The study therefore sought to identify the challenges that rural local authorities...

“Effectiveness of development control mechanisms used by local authorities to control illegal settlements. A case study of harare city crowborough farm paddock 27 invasion.”

ABSTRACT The main aim of the study is to examine the effectiveness of development control mechanisms employed by local authorities in controlling illegal settlements. The specific objectives include: to examine various development control mechanisms used by the City of Harare to control and stop illegal land invasions and settlements, to analyse the influences of development control towards sustainable cities, to assess the extent of community participation in the implementation of deve...

Uptake of Rbm in The Public Sector Institutions: Case Study of Government Departments in Umzingwane District.

ABSTRACT The study sought to examine the uptake of Results Based Management (RBM) in the public sector institutions focusing on Umzingwane District in Matebeleland South Province. Service delivery in the Zimbabwean public sector institutions had deteriorated both in quality and speed to appalling levels and this had correspondingly triggered outcry from the general public. To check this trend and re-invent public sector operations, the Government adopted RBM in 2005. Unfortunately the a...

Corruption, University Governance And Development: A Case Study Of University Of Nigeria, Nsukka (2001-2011)

AbstractThis study examined corruption, university governance and development with focus on theUniversity of Nigeria. This is because governance plays a critical role in the success of anyorganization, especially higher education which is the bedrock of national development. Thestudy is a descriptive qualitative analysis, while data was collected through secondary sources.Systems theory served as the theoretical framework. The findings show that there have beensystematic decline and collapse ...

Local Economic Development In The Indigenisation Era: Case Of Mazowe Rural District Council

ABSTRACTZimbabwe is rated as one of the poorest countries in the world, a scary fact considering that the country is endowed with vast mineral resources like diamonds, natural gas and gold which if effectively used could make it have one of the strongest economies on the continent. In order to make this possible, there is a need to ensure that growth at a local level is fostered by the central government and this growth should be uniform so as to ensure that there is no concentration of devel...

A Dissertation Submitted To The Midlands State University Department Of Local Governance Studies In Partial Fulfilment Of The Requirements For The Bachelor Of Science Honours Degree In Local

AbstractThe research sought to assess the cash management systems in Chegutu Municipality. Chegutu Municipality has its set vision, mission, objectives, core values and goals that guide their daily operations but there were insurmountable cash flow challenges being faced leading to the council failing to meet the set objectives. The failure to meet objectives lead the research to seek to enquire on the challenges being faced in cash management and to identify the strategies that are being use...

Internal Control Systems In Promoting Sound Governance. A Case Study Of Manyame Rural District Council

ABSTRACTDelivering effective governance have been identified as a steering wheel for development and developing countries have been encouraged to be effective and efficient in the provision of services .However many developing countries especially in Africa are characterised by poor governance and unethical practices which then impedes development and local economic growth. There have been efforts by international organisations such as the United Nations and SADC to try and reduce the injusti...


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