Research Papers/Topics in Development Studies

Investigating the Effects of Micro-Finance Products in Women Empowerment in Dagoretti North Constituency, Nairobi County, Kenya

AbstractThe main objective of the study is to ‘Investigate the effects of microfinance products on women empowerment by focusing on Dagoretti north constituency as a case study. Furthermore, the study aimed to investigate the determinants of access of microfinance products in women, assess the contribution of microfinance products in women empowerment, to examine challenges facing microfinance products and lastly to find out measures put in place to address challenges facing microfinance pr...

Causes Of Teenage Pregnancy In Senya Bereku Community Of Awutu- Efutu- Senya District

ABSTRACTThe main objective of the study was to investigate into factors contributing to teenage pregnancy in the Senya- Bereku community of the Awutu-Effutu-Senya District, which has a high drop out rate of girls in the educational facilities make recommendations to the District Health Management Team and District Assembly of Awutu-Effutu-Senya District. The dissertation is based on data collected from the field between June 2004 and June 2005.Data on 200 adolescents of which 82 was ma...

Naads And Economic Development Among Women In Ngora District. A Case Study Of Kapir Sub-County

ABSTRACTThe purpose of the study was to examine the effect of NAADS on economic development ofwomen in Kapir sub-county, Ngora district.The objectives of the study were to examine how new agricultural technology affects economicdevelopment of women in Ngora district, to determine how new breeds of animals, birds andcrops affect economic development of women, to find out how NAADS training promoteseconomic development among women and lastly to identify the challenges NAADS programmeare fa...

The Influence Of Poverty Alleviation Programme In Improving The Lwelihood In Rural Uganda: A Case Of Kyenjonjo Town Council, Kyejonjo District

ABSTRACTThe study focuses on the influence of poverty alleviation programs onimproving the live hoods on the rural population in Kyejonjo district.It was noted that the rural population depend on agricultural sector andresearch findings noted that Agricultural growth is seen to benefit farmhouseholds due to poverty alleviation programs in rural live hoods directly byraising incomes and food security, but also to benefit both urban and ruralhouseholds by promoting higher wages, lowering ...

The Role Of Tourism In Poverty Reduction Among Local Communities Of Kaabong District In Uganda

ABSTRACTThe study was curried out to determine the role of tourism in poverty reduction of Kaabong district.The specific objectives were to examine the role of tourism and poverty reduction, to identify otherpoverty reduction measures and the benefits of tourism to the local communities in Kaabongdistrict. Descriptive and analytical research design were used to examine the findings to come upwith the conclusions, A cross sectional research survey design was used to employ both qualitiesa...

Training And Performance Of Students In Lira Municipality. The Case Of Ojwina Division

Training is important in building and improving skills and knowledge of people. In the US, 40% of adult are functionally illiterate, and experts have defined literate as individuals who have acquired a sixth grade education or level (Bihlander, et al: 2001). According to Sierra & Rico (1996), performance of primary school teachers in Spain who acquired specialty training in mathematics, music and foreign language improved. In the UK, newly qualified teachers serves probationary period of...

Domestic Violence And Family Values: An Analysis Of Male And Female Intimate Partner Victims Kiboga District Kapeke Sub County

Domestic violence continues to be a significant social problem in our society. Consequently, various sections of society have intervened to stop the domestic violence. Several programs have been developed to protect the victims and new laws against domestic violence are being enforced. Police departments, family and criminal courts, and victim witness programs, are examples of various systems working to decrease domestic violence and protect the victim. Domestic violence research is ano...

Challenges Of Solid Waste Management A Case Study Of Wabigalo Parish, Makindye Division Kampala District

The study carried out an assessment to establish challenges of solid waste management in Makind_ye Division, Wabigalo Parish and to specifically assess community knowledge on Solid Waste Management, determine the obtaining attitudes and find out or establish community practices in regard to solid waste management. A cross-sectional study was undertaken in the Wabigalo parish where a sample size if a hundred respondents participated in the undertaking. Data was collected using mainly the...

Women Emanicipation And Community Development In Buliisa Sub-County Buliisa District.

ABSTRACTThe World Bank defines community development (CD) as programmes which “operates on the principles of local empowerment, participatory governance, demand-responsiveness,administrative autonomy, greater downward accountability, and enhanced local capacity. ‘Inpractice, donors often provide direct funds to village development associations, for them todistribute among projects suggested and managed by community members. Poor andmarginalised people such as women have often b...

Community Involvement On Conservation Of Natural Resources In Uganda. A Case Study Of Mabira Forest Buikwe District.

ABSTRACTThe study on community involvement and conservation of natural resources was conducted in Mabira forest specifically to establish the role played by the community in conservation ofnatural resources, factors which impend community involvement in conservation, challenges to conservation and solutions for proper conservation. The study involved secondary sources of data where the research related her study to different author’s work and authentication and afte...

The Influence Of Land Conflicts On Socio Economic Development In Uganda. A Case Study Of Arua Hill Division Arua District

TABLE OF CONTENTSDECLARATION.APPROVAL . HDEDICATION iiiACKNOWLEDGEMENTLIST OF ABBREVIATIONS VC1IAPTU~R ONE 1THE PROBLEM AND ITS SCOPE1 .0 Introduction• I Background to the studyI .2 Problem statement 4I .3 Objectives of the study 5I .4 Research questions 51 .5 Scope oCthe study 51.6 Significance of the study 6CIIAPTF~R TWO 8LITERATURE REViEW 82.0 Introduction 82. I Origins of land conflicts in Arua district 82.2 Nature of Land Conflicts 92.3 Causes of land conflicts in Uganda 122.4 Challeng...

A Study To Assess Knowledge And Attitude Of Adolescents Regarding Hiv/Aids Prevention A Study Of Lokopo Sub-County Napak-District

ABSTRACTas part of the efforts to understand the level of knowledge and attitude regarding HIV/AIDSprevention amongst Karamoja adolescents, a study was conducted to assess the knowledge and attitude of the Karamoja adolescents regarding HIV/AIDS prevention. A semi-structured interview was conducted with 34 respondents along with two focus group discussions and 5 key informants. Out of the 34 respondents, 1 7 were females and the other half were males.25 of the respondent i...

Violation Of Women’s Reproductive Rights A Case Study Of Bukwo District

TABLE OF CONTENTSDECLARATIONAPPROVAL iiDEDICATION iiiACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ivABBREVIATION AND ACRONYMS VCHAPTER ONE IINTRODUCTION 11.1 Background to the Study 11.2 Statement of the Problem 51.3 Objectives of the study1.3.1 General objective 51.3.2 Specific objectives 61.4 Scope of the study 61.5 Justification for the Study 61.6 Significance of the study1.7 Conceptual framework 81.8 Definition of Key terms 9CHAPTER TWO 11REVIEW OF LITERATURE 112.0 Introduction2.1 The relevant human rights instrumen...

Problems Of Food Insecurity Among The People Of Iganga District In Uganda.

ABSTRACTThe research was designed focusing on the study of food insecurity on the people of Igangadistrict and a case study of Iganga district.In the collection of data both qualitative and quantitative method were used encouraged theresearcher to present her information in statistics of a tabulation form or percentages. Several data collection techniques were used for stance questionnaire focused group discussions, in depth interviews, document analysis, observation, simple r...

Role Of Non Governmental Organizations In Promoting Development A Case Of Companssion International, Kalungu District.

ABSTRACTThe study was carried out in Kyamulibwa Sub County, Kalungu district. It was intended to examine the main objectives of the study were to the to examine the roles of nongovernmental organizations towards national development, to establish the challenges non-governmental organizations encountered in the pursuit of their activities and also to examine the solutions to the challenges encountered in the pursuit of their activities in Kyamulibwa Sub-county Kalungu...


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