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...

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...

Community Conflict On Academic Performance In Secondary Schools In Djiboutl A Case Study Of Balho District.

ABSTRACTThis study was done to investigate community class conflict on academic performance.The research used largely qualitative depending on actual observations of behavior andthe qualitative analysis of data. Communal class is a personal matter that was not openlydiscussed by the subject. The researcher adopted the strategic sampling. This was wherethe population was divided into groups and random samples was taken from within eachgroup bearing the populations as a whole.The research ...

The Role Of Naads Programme In Reducing Household Poverty In Dwaniro Sub County, Kiboga District In Central Uganda

AbstractThis chapter presented the introduction to the study, background to the study, problem statement, purpose/general objective of the study, specific objectives, research questions, scope of study, significance of the study and the key terms. 1.1 Background The National Agricultural and Advisory Services (NAADS) Programme was created in 2001 by an Act of Parliament to specifically address constraints of lack of access to agricultural information, knowledge and improved technology a...

Community involvement on conservation of natural resources in Uganda. A case study of Mabira forest buikwe district.

ABSTRACT The 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 of natural 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 afterwards she ma...

Role Of Community Participation On Socio-Economic Development In Pingire Sub County, Serere District, Eastern Uganda

ABSTRACTWhereas Uganda employed decentralization policy as one of the techniques for achieving socialservice delivery and socio-economic development, the country’s highly centralized politicalsystem has resulted in the widespread social-economic marginalization of rural areas, very littleattention has been focused on analyzing the relationship between socio-economicmarginalization and popular participation of community members in identifying issues they faceand suggesting solutions to ...

The Effects Of Domestic Violence On The Behavior And Welfare Of The Children In Kasese, Uganda

ABSTRACTThe study aimed at establishing the effects of domestic violence on the behavior andwelfare of the children in Kasese in Uganda.The problem was the persistentdomestjcviolation of behavior and welfare of the children and therefore, to assess the effects ofdomestic violence on the behavior and child welfare in Kasese and find out the wayforward to solve the prevailing violation. The objectives of this study were; to establishthe different forms of domestic violence and child abuse...

The Effects Of Stigma On The Lives Of People With Disability: A Case Study Of Entebbe Municipality -wakiso District Uganda

The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of stigma on the lives of PWDs in Entebbe municipality particularly in Kitooro and Entebbe central divisions, all found in Wakiso District central Uganda. The objectives of the study were as follows: o To find out the forms of stigma faced by PWDs in Entebbe municipality. o To analyze the causes of stigma facing PWDs in Entebbe municipality. o To find out how stigma affects the lives of PWDs in Entebbe community. The study took a fo...

The Role Of Faith-based Organisations In Hiv/Aids Prevention, Care And Support In Uganda A Case Study Of Kamwokya Christian Caring Community

The now over two decades of the existence of the HIV/AIDS pandemic have brought into play a number of actors undertaking numerous interventions to combat its effect. Among the actors have been faith based organizations, local and international, big and small, who have been working patiently, compassionately, and effectively for years in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support. To some players in the field of HIV/AIDS, FBOs have done more harm than good, and criticisms over their work have ...


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