Research Papers/Topics in Development Studies

Contributions of Non-Governmental Organizations in Addressing the Welfare of Formerly Abducted Children in Northern Uganda A Case Study of Gulu Support The Children Organisation Gulu District

ABSTRACT [n Northern Uganda, the conflict that began in 1986 ravaged the region for a period of more than 20 years. During this period, children suffered the most. Thousands of children were systematically 1bducted and forced to participate in the conflict actively as fighters, wives, servants, and others 1ave lost their lives. Some of the formerly abducted children have since returned. The aim of this ; the study is to examine the contribution of NGOs in addressing the welfare of formerly ab...

Problems of Transforming Pastoralist Societies into Modern Agricultural Societies in Amudat District

ABSTRACT This study was to investigate the problems of transforming pastoralist societies into modem agricultural societies in the Amudat district. The research objectives were to find out the ways of transforming a pastoralist society into a modem society in the Amudat district, to establish ways of transforming the pastoralist lifestyle of Amudat residents into a modem agricultural society, and to determine the challenges of transforming a pastoral society into a modem agricultural society ...

Poverty and Crime in Fort Portal Municipality, Kabarole District

ABSTRACT This study was carried out on poverty and crime whose general objective was to establish the extent to which poverty has led to increased crime in Fort portal municipality. Three specific objectives guided the study and these were; to assess the impact of poverty on crime in Fort portal municipality, to identify the causes of high crime rates amongst the people of Fortortal municipality and to establish possible measures on how to reduce crime in Fort portal. The study used a descri...

Land Conflicts and Women's Social Economic Wellbeing in Western Division, Tororo District, Uganda

ABSTRACT The study was about the effect of land conflict on women's social-economic wellbeing in Tororo. the study objectives were: to examine the causes of land conflicts in Tororo, to establish the [effects of land conflicts on the income levels of women in Tororo District, to analyze the social effects of land conflicts on women in Tororo District. The researcher used an analytical design; it will analyze the elements of the data that was collected in relation to gender perspective to 'Om...

Impact of Disarmament On Economic Development in Karamoja Sub-Region; A Case of Nakapiripirit District

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to assess the role of disarmament on the economic development of the Karamoja sub-region in Uganda. The study objectives included assessing the contributions of disarmament to the economic development, determining the factors that have hindered the economic development of Karamoja after disarmament and establishing mechanisms for improving the economic development process of the Karamoja sub-region. The study was conducted in the Nakapiriprit district in...

Influence of Gender-Based Violence on Absolute Poverty Among Women in Madogo Ward, Tana River County, Kenya

AbstractGender inequality oppresses development among women and girls and is worsened by absolute poverty among women in Kenya. Poverty denies people choices and opportunities to participate in economic, political, and social activities while gender inequality denies women and girls equal opportunities as men and boys. Despite numerous interventions by the government through policies and laws gender inequality is on the rise and a great hindrance to development. Many women-headed households a...

Community Participation and Community Empowerment in Mugoye Sub County: Kalangala District Centraluganda

Abstract The study aimed at assessing the effectiveness of community participation as a model for community empowerment in Mugoye Sub-County Kalangala District. The specific objectives were; To examine the contributions of community participation to community empowerment in Mugoye Sub County; To assess the obstacles hindering community participation in Mugoye Sub County and To identify! suggest ways how community participation can be improved on to achieve community empowerment in Mugoye Sub...

Assessing The Contribution of Abek (Alternative Basic Education for Karamoja) on the Uplift of Girl Child Education in Rupa Sub-County, Moroto District, North Eastern Uganda

Abstract  The research study was intended to study the assessment of the contribution of ABEK to the improvement of girl child education in Moroto district. The research hypothesis was developed as follow: There is less improvement of ABEK to the improvement of girl child education in Rupa Sub County in Moroto district” The study was carried out in Rupa Sub County in Moroto district This study area was selected because it is one of the coordinating centers of ABEK in the district. The ...

Tile Role of Non-Government Organizations Towards Youth Empowerment A Case Study Of Manafwa District -Uganda

CHAPTER ONE 1.0 Introduction The study was about the role of NGOs towards the youth employment in Uganda a case study of Manafwa district 1.1 Background of NGOs The term non-governmental organization or NGOs was not in general currency before it was formed to cooperate with each other. When 132 international NGOs formed in 1910, they did so under the label, the union of International Association, UN like much UN jargon, the tern NGO, passed into popular usage particularly from the early I 97...

Adaptation to Urban Floods Among the Poor in The Accra Metropolitan Area

Abstract Urbanisation and climate change are likely to induce more floods in African cities. Nonetheless, studies on public and private adaptation to floods that centre on the urban poor in Africa are scanty. Studies in this area largely reflect the structuralist conception of adaptation. This study departs from this top-down approach as it explores household and public adaptation to urban floods among the poor in Accra from an actor-oriented perspective. Specifically, the study objectives a...

Political Economy Analysis of Elections in Ghana's Fourth Republic (1992 To 2016)

ABSTRACT This study analysed the determinants of participation in voting and electoral choices by citizens, and established the relationship between national presidential elections and the performance of the economy in Ghana's Fourth Republican era from 1992 to 2016. The study proceeds within the theoretical framework of political economy which looks at the interplay between economics and politics using macro-micro approach. The study conceptualised political economy as an approach focusing ...

The Impacts Of Food Insecurity Among The Residents Of Endebes Division In Trans-Zoia County

ABSTRACT The analysis of food insecurity and coping strategies of rural people during food insecurity in Endebess division , Tranzoia district was examined between May and October 2012. The ultimate objectives ofthe study were to: (i) Examine the causes of food shortages in rural households of Endebess division (ii) document the coping strategies of the people during food shot1ages; (iii) to examine people's opinions on the mitigation of food shortage in their area. The data were collected us...

The Impact Of Occupational Stress On Employee’s Job Satisfaction And Organisational Commitment Among Nurses In Kampala District. A Case Study Of Majundye Division

TABLE OF CONTENTDECLARATION iAPPROVAL iiDEDICATION iiiACKNOWLEDGEMENT ivLIST OF TABLES vTABLE OF CONTENT viABSTRACT ixCHAPTER ONE 11.0 Introduction 11.1 Background 11.2 Statement of the problem 31.3 Purpose of the study 31.4.0 General objective of the study 31.4.1 Specific objectives 31.5. Research questions 41.5.0 Scope ofthe study 41.5.1 Geographical scope 41.5.2 Content scope 41.5.3 Time scope 41.6 Significance of the study 41.7 Limitation of the study 5CHAPTER TWO 6LITERATURE REVIEW 62.0 ...

Children's Denial Of The Right To Education And Its Effect In Socio-Economic Development A Case Study Of Bamunanika Sub-County Luwero District

TABLE OF CONTENTSDECLARATION ......................................................................................... iAPPROVAL. ............................................................................................ iiDEDICATION .......................................................................................... iiiACKNOWLEDGEMENT ........................................................................... ivTABLE OF CONTENTS ..........................................................

RURAL-URBAN MIGRATION AMONG YOUTHS IN BASSA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, PLATEAU STATE

Abstract Rural-Urban migration is on daily basis on the increase due to the poor nature of rural communities which tends to push rural dwellers to urban centre. The situation in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State is not an exception as it constitutes a serious issue to the development of the area. The study adopted a purposive research method. A total of 502 respondents were sampled and administered with a questionnaire at Mista-Ali and Gurum villages of Pengana Chiefdom. However, o...


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