Research Papers/Topics in Local Government And Development Studies

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...

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