Research Papers/Topics in Local Government And Development Studies

An Assessment of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty Programme in the Bongo District, Ghana

It assesses the implementation of the livelihood empowerment against poverty program ( LEAP) in the Bongo District, GhanaABSTRACTGhana has drafted and is implementing a National Social Protection Strategy (NSPS)aimed at protecting its vulnerable population. A major component of the NSPS is theLivelihood   Empowerment   Against   Poverty   Programme   (LEAP).   LEAP   is   both   a conditional and  u...

Disaster Response (Relief Strategies)in Zimbabwe. Case of Tokwe Mukosi

ABSTRACT The main thrust of the research was to investigate the effectiveness of disaster response in Zimbabwe. The topic is called disaster response (relief strategies) in Zimbabwe Case of TokweMukosi. The objectives of the study included identifying and establishing the various roles of different stakeholders, local government, Department of Civil protection, NGOs, Civil Society Organisations etc, in disaster response in Zimbabwe, determining the effects of disasters, establishing ...

The progress on how results based management has been implemented by appointed officials from 2013 to 2016 .the case of sanyati rural district council.

ABSTRACT The study sought to address the progress on how Results Based Management has been implemented by appointed officials from 2013 to 2016.The case of Sanyati RDC. The main objectives of this study are to evaluate the role of appointed officials in implementing Results Based Management against what they are doing , to know the impacts of the efforts and coming up with solutions to enhance their performance. Zimbabwean government in 2005 adopted RBM due to corruption, poor communica...

Access To Complementary Services Of Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty-(Leap) Social Protection Intervention In Nadowli-Kaleo District, Ghana

ABSTRACT Social Protection Programs in various countries provide protection for citizens to reduce poverty. Ghana introduced social policy interventions such as NHIS, school feeding, school capitation grants and the livelihood empowerment against poverty (LEAP) programme aimed at reducing poverty. Cash transfers are complemented by existing services and can subsist successful in achieving preferred impacts and ensuring their sustainability. Cash alone cannot assuage non-financial and st...

NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME IN GHANA: EXPERIENCES AND CHALLENGES OF WASSA WEST HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME

ABSTRACT The Wassa West Health Insurance Scheme (WWHIS), a district health insurance scheme in the Western Region, provides insurance cards to subscribers in the district to access affordable health care from accredited health facilities. The study was carried out to find out the extent to which health care is accessible and affordable to the people and to determine the sustainability of the scheme. Ten communities in the district were purposively selected. These communities cut acro...

CHALLENGES OF THE GHANA POLICE SERVICE UNDER CONSTITUTIONAL REGIMES FROM 1992 TO 2008: A CASE STUDY OF ASHANTI CENTRAL DIVISION

ABSTRACT The role of the police in any modern society is enormous. Maintenance of internal security is the main responsibility of the police service. It has been emphasized by several scholars that the environment within which the police operate is of great concern to civil society. It was based on this rationale that a study was undertaken into the operations of the police in the Ashanti Central Division of the Ghana Police in the Ashanti Region. A sample of 300 respondents made of 20...

Customer Perception and Preference towards in-house Logistics and Outsource Logistics model in Maharashtra (India)

Abstract:In this current dynamic market environment and turbulent time of COVID-19 the role and performance of logistic services has increased manifold. The logistics service provider has contributed to innovations and delivery in their customer’s supply chain in recent time and hence they are important and relevant to the marketer’s revenue and profit creation. This article emphasizes on customer perceptions and preference towards in-house logistic and out sourcing logistics decisions. T...

The Impact of Capacity Building on Employees Performance in Commercial Bank of Ethiopia in the Case of South Addis Ababa District city branches

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to examine the impact of capacity building on employee’s performance in of case commercial bank of Ethiopia south Addis Ababa district city branches. Explanatory research design applied using quantitative method is assumed to be appropriate for this study matter. Data were collected through simple random sampling technique. A self-administered questionnaire was conducted for data collection. One hundred eighty five copies of questionnaires were distribu...

An inquiry whether the recorded increase in economic growth between 2010 and 2014 has reduced poverty in the educational dimension across households in Abuja, Nigeria: with focus on Bwari, Gw

The World Bank’s 2014 Nigeria Economic Report (NER) has it that the Nigerian economy recorded sustained growth between 2010 and 2014, with an annual growth rate of 8% and an increased gross national product (GNP) of US$ 509 billion recorded in 2013, the report has it that the Nigerian economy is the largest economy in Africa and 26th in the world. In Development Studies, scholars have debated that economic growth reduces poverty. In the face of this recorded economic growth by the Wo...

The Challenge of Ministerial Appointments in Nigeria

The issue of ministerial appointment in Nigeria has become a “special meal ticket”, where whosoever gets the plum appointment is made for life or better still, as some people would say, has arrived. The person begins to call the shot, easy money follows, and becomes connected with people in the position of authority and most importantly, juicy contracts come his/her way. This is so because appointive or elective position in Nigeria confers on the person a special status.

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...