Research Papers/Topics in Local Government And Development Studies

Enhancing Capacities for the Promotion of Citizens Participation in the Oil and Gas Sector of Africa-The Case for Uganda

ABSTRACT Since 2006, Uganda is bracing itself for oil and gas production and  engaged in preparing and signing Production Sharing Agreements (PSAs) with international companies. However, a major concern  for  oil  sector stakeholders  is the  current  low level  of  local gainful  participation. This concern  is  heightened  by  the  hard  fact  that  the  oil  and  gas  resource  is  non-renewable.  So implications  are  that  for  the  time  the  resourc...

PROBLEM OF SOCIAL SERVICE DELIVERY IN NIGERIA LOCAL GOVERMENTS

ABSTRACTFor an effective and efficient good governance system in the local government system certain crucial problem must be resolved and a long lasting solution could be given for the social services delivery. The problem of social services is as a result of the inadequacies of the political personnel in the government sector. Certain issues affecting the efficient system of the local populace so as to enable a system - vibrant system of Local Self Government in Nigeria. This constraints aff...

ASSESSMENT OF THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN NIGERIA: AKWA IBOM STATE EXPERIENCE IN POVERTY REDUCTION, UNIVERSAL EDUCATION AND GENDER EQUALITY

Abstract: The study sought to assess the Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria with Akwa Ibom State as case study. This study adopted Basic Needs and Organizational Partnership theories as the theoretical framework to achieve the purpose of this study. Research questions were raised which preceded the hypotheses. Statement of the problem of this study was based on numerous problems faced by Nigerian, such as, high illiteracy rate, poverty rate, gender disparity, high mortality and maternal ...

The Contribution of Local Government Expenditure on the Performance of Nigerian Economy

The study investigates the contribution of local government expenditure on the performance of Nigeria economy from 1993 to 2010 using empirical evidence from expenditure profile of the Nigeria local government. The study examines the basic features of local government spending: investment (capital) expenditure and consumption (recurrent) expenditure as they relate to the GDP over time (1993 – 2004). The findings of this study among others include: that local government expenditure co...

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