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Evaluation Capacity Development Processes And Organisational Learning In Ugandan Municipal Local Governments

ABSTRACT The study to establish the relationship between Evaluation Capacity Development (ECD) processes and Organisational Learning (OL) in Ugandan Municipal Local Governments (LGs) was influenced by the Organisational Learning theory (Argyris & Schön, 1978) and used a cross sectional survey design that adopted mixed methods on 62 (sixty two) respondents from four Municipal LGs, two central government ministries and one agency. The researcher employed a questionnaire survey, key informant i...

Effective Role Of Public Sector Monitoring And Evaluation In Promoting Good Governance In Uganda: Implications From The Ministry Of Local Government

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of the role of public sector monitoring and evaluation in promoting good governance in Uganda, with a focus on the Ministry of Local Government. Specifically, the study sought to: examine the effective role of M&E Accountability, M&E Management Decision, M&E Organisational Learning in promoting good governance, draw lessons from practice and provide recommendations to better inform the implementation strategy of M&E in the Mi...

Agronomic And Economic Evaluation Of Phosphate Fertilizer Use In Maize -Bean Cropping Systems In Western Kenya

ABSTRACT Maize and beans are commonly grown as intercrops in western Kenya to maximize the utilization of the small land sizes per household, but their yields are low mainly due to deficiencies of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) and inappropriate crop arrangements. A study was conducted at Bugeng‟i and Malanga sub locations in Busia and Siaya Counties respectively during the short rains (SR) of 2015, and Bugeng‟i and Ebusakami (Vihiga County) in long rains (LR) of 2016 to determine the ef...

Determinants Of Effective Utilization Of Routine Health Information Within Private Health Facilities In Kampala -Uganda

ABSTRACT This study examined the extent to which the identified determinants influence the effective utilization of routine health information in the private health facilities in Kampala. The study was based on the following research objectives: to describe how technical determinants influence utilization of routine health information in private health facilities in Kampala; to determine how organizational determinants influence utilization of routine health information in private health faci...

Decentralized Policy Management And Performance Of Water And Sanitation Development Facility-North, Lango Sub-Region, In Northern Uganda

ABSTRACT The research focused on the influence of decentralized policy management and performance of deconcetrated structures in the Ministry of Water and Environment in Uganda with a case study of Water and Sanitation Development Facility-North. It covered a selected number of districts of Lango sub-region in northern Uganda namely, Oyam, Apac, Dokolo, Lira and Amolatar. The performance was the dependent variable with decentralized policy management being the independent variable (i.e. measu...

Organizational Learning Culture And Utilization Of Evaluation Results By International Development Agencies. A Case Study Of Heifer International Uganda.

The study examined the relationship between organizational learning culture and utilization of evaluation results in international development agencies taking Heifer International Uganda as a case study. The study interrogated organizational learning culture in terms of senior leadership support, staff capacity and structural support system with an interest of finding out how each of these influences utilization of evaluation results at Heifer International Uganda. In an effort to answer the ...

Contract Management Practices And Performance Of The Road Construction Projects In Wakiso District - Uganda

ABSTRACT The study examined the use of contract management practices on performance of the road construction projects in Wakiso district. The objectives of the study were: to examine the role of monitoring intensity in enhancing performance of the road construction projects in Wakiso district; to analyze the relationship between risk management and performance of the road construction projects in Wakiso district; and, to assess the role of evaluation in enhancing performance of the road const...

Institutional Systems-Related Factors And Performance Of National Non-Governmental Organizations In Sudan: Acase Study Of Sibro

ABSTRACT This study sought to examine the influence of institutional systems-related factors on the performance of national NGOs in Sudan with a particular focus on Sibro Organization. Specific emphasis was put on investigating the effect of financial management and human resources on organizational performance as well as establishing the relationship between strategic leadership and performance. The study applied a correlational research design in a case study involving both qualitative and ...

Agribusiness Incentives And Youth Employment In Northern Uganda: A Case Study Of Gulu District

ABSTRACT The study established the relationship between agribusiness incentive and youth employment in Northern Uganda, taking the case of Gulu district. The study was guided by the following objectives; to examine the influence of technology on youth employment; investigate the effect of agricultural infrastructure on youth employment; and evaluate the influence of institutional support on youth employment. The study used a case study design adopting both qualitative and quantitative approac...

Implementation Of Technical Vocational Subject In Gutu East Secondary Schools

ABSTRACT The study sought to analyze how Technical Vocational subjects are implemented in Gutu East Secondary Schools as well as ways of enhancing effective implementation of Technical Vocational subjects such that it produces employable and self reliant school graduates. The study was motivated by the increasing numbers of school leavers who are unemployed and cannot sustain themselves through use of locally available resources. 20 secondary schools were identified in Gutu East and from whi...

Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices And Prevention Of Malaria: A Statistical Perspective Of Kabras North Division, Kakamega County, Kenya

ABSTRACT An elaborate understanding of the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) of particular community can inform the design of Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) campaigns to influence acceptance and use of Malaria control measures. Research to clearly determine what interventions to carry out has not been exhaustively undertaken in Kabras North Division. This study investigated the KAP in relation to malaria prevention and control among households in Kabras North Division, Kakamega C...

Determinants Of Mortality And Survival Time Among Hiv Infected Patients On Antiretroviral Therapy In Machakos County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) remains one of the world's most significant public health concerns. Anti-retroviral treatment (ART) is meant to suppress replication of the virus, consequently improving health outcomes by improving immunity and delaying mortality. Despite policy interventions expanding antiretroviral treatment (ART) services rendering their provision in Kenyan public health facilities free, there exists limited data on survival outcomes in the ART program. Machakos...

ADEQUACY OF TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING AT NATIONAL DIPLOMA LEVEL, FOR EMPLOYMENT IN THE CLOTHING INDUSTRY: THE CASE OF A TECHNICAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGE IN HARARE.

ABSTRACT The study sought to investigate the adequacy of Technical and Vocational Education and Training at National Diploma level, for employment in the clothing industry: The case of a Technical Teachers’ College in Harare. The quality and quantity of equipment found in training institutions triggered the researcher’s interest to carry out this research.A case study design was used to come up with answers to the research question. The population for the study was made up of thirty natio...

Positionality And Collaboration During Fieldwork: Insights From Research With Co-Nationals Living Abroad

Abstract: The researcher is a primary instrument in qualitative research. He/she is the key person in facilitating conversations during fieldwork and in making sense of the data. Methodological literature underscores the fact that assuming insider positions or identities during fieldwork aids qualitative researchers in achieving genuine collaboration, which is necessary for collecting trustworthy data. Furthermore, the contingency nature of positionality has been acknowledged sufficiently in ...

An Event History Analysis Of Socio-Economic Determinants Of Adult Mortality In Namibia

ABSTRACT Adult mortality remains a neglected public issue in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA), with most policy instruments concentrated on child and maternal health. Lack of vital registration system in SSA, further, has made it impossible to accurately estimate adult mortality. However, interest to better understand the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, which has a greater impact on adults, has rejuvenated research in adult mortality. Understanding the hazard of and factors associated with adult mortality i...


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