Research Papers/Topics in Local Government Studies

The Impact Of Climate Change On Food Security And Rural Women. Case Study Of Tsholotsho Ward 6,12 And 13.

ABSTRACTClimate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time for example decades to millions of years. It is caused by factors such as biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received by Earth, plate tectonics and volcanic eruptions. Tsholotsho district is one of the most affected districts in the country by climate change. It has been rated number 7 out of 10 districts in terms of drought. The study seeks...

Effectiveness Of Managerial Control Tools In Local Authorities: Case Of Chipinge Rdc

ABSTRACTThe main purpose of the study was to view the effectiveness of managerial control tools in Local Authorities at Chipinge Rural District Council. The main problem was that Chipinge Rural District Council still lags behind in terms of providing its services to the residents due to its poor financial base. The managerial controls is a global concern that stresses continuous improvements to fit the changing environment. Managerial control tools came to light due to the poor work performan...

Women And Property Ownership, A Case Of Tongogara Rural District

ABSTRACTThe main thrust of the study is to access the relationship between women and property ownership. To bring to light gender inequalities that exists in property ownership and allocation. The research focused on Tongogara Rural District‟s ward eight the ward which is poverty prone and one of the causes of poverty being that of lack of property ownership in which affects mostly women. The main aim of the research it to bring to light the disparities in property ownership in Tongogara Ru...

Impacts Of Central Government Supervision On Rural Local Governance And Deelopment Case Study Of Zaka Rural District Council

ABSTRACTThe research topic is based on the impacts of central government supervision on rural localgovernance and development using Zaka rural district council as the case s tudy. Centralgovernment supervision has proved that it can run in two ways either producing positive ornegative impacts in as much as rural local governance and development is concerned. Zaka ruraldistrict council has not been spared when incompetent ru ral local authorities are being counted.The district has been charact...

Examination Of Factors That Hinder The Effectiveness Of The Anti-Corruption Strategies In Rural Local Authorities. Case Of Masvingo Rural District Council

ABSTRACTThis study looks forward to examine factors that hinder the effectiveness of the anticorruption strategies for rural local authorities, case of Masvingo RDC. Corruption isaffecting service delivery in various rural local authorities and Masvingo RDC was found tobe one of the public organizations that are being haunted by it. Although there are anticorruptionstrategies in place, their efforts are being whitewashed by the effects ofcorruption. Corruption still exists in Masvingo RDC and...

The Effectiveness Of Results Based Financing In The Provision Of Better Health Services .A Case Of Rushinga Health Institutions

ABSTRACTThe research study focused on the effectiveness of Results Based Financing (RBF) in the provision of better services within health facilities. The main motives of this research are to examine the forms of RBF being partaken by health service providers in ensuring changes in the health sector, to identify the various challenges experienced in the implementation of RBF, to analyze the influence of RBF towards a motivated health workforce within the operating circles, to assess the exten...

Illegal Street Vending On Bulawayo Central Business District Urban Space: Challenges And Possible Solutions

ABSTRACTPeople are forced into street vending due to various factors. First and foremost street vendingis a source of livelihood for the urban poor and those who couldn’t be absorbed into the formalsectors of the economy. Zimbabwe is facing a plethora of economic challenges and under sucha precarious state of affairs street vending activities are on the rise. The astronomical growthof street entrepreneurs is an addition to multifarious challenges faced by urban local authoritiesin most deve...

Innovative Ways Of Engaging Stakeholders In Managing Droughts: The Case Of Mutoko District

ABSTRACT The main focus of the research was on innovative ways of engaging stakeholders in managing droughts. The research focused on Mutoko district’s wards fourteen, fifteen and eighteen which are naturally drought prone areas in the district. The research was aimed at establishing an effective way of managing droughts in the district, identifying and assessing the impacts of droughts in the district, assessing the capacity of institutions responsible for managing droughts in the di...

Cross examining the dynamics of Intergovernmental relations (IGR) in Zimbabwe in the context of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment No 20 Act 2013.

ABSTRACT The new constitution which was adopted in 2013 saw the constitutionalisation of Local government and Provincial government in Zimbabwe creating a three tier government. Consequently they are three spheres of government, which are national, provincial and local levels. These tiers of governemnt are obliged to work together and mutualy cooperate and support each other through peaceful coordination and interactions termed intergovernmental relations (IGR). The basis for IGR in Zim...

Results based personnel performance system a key tool in performance management and effective service delivery by zimbabwean local authorities.the case of chipinge town council.

ABSTRACT Zimbabwean Local Authorities have faced immense challenges in service provision during the past years due to economic challenges but however a poor performance management culture or system has been attributed to this drastic failure to provide services effectively and efficiently. The research analyses the adoption and implementation of Results Based Personnel Performance Management System and its impact on the provision of services with a special focus on Chipinge Town Council...

Rural Local Authorities And Investment Attraction. The Case Of Umzingwane Rural District Council.

ABSTRACTThe research topic came after realisation that UMzingwane Rural District Council was failing toattract investment despite having vast natural resources, a tarred main road and a railway line. Inorder to carry out the intended purpose the research objectives and research questions were outlined to guide the research on the topic: Rural Local Authorities and investment attraction. Thecase of UMzingwane Rural District Council. Relevant Literature was used to explore theviewsofother schol...

Entrenching Ethics In Zimbabwean Rural Local Authorities: The Case Of Gutu Rdc

ABSTRACTThe research seeks to explore the aspect of entrenching ethics in Zimbabwean Rural Local Authorities. The research study was influenced by a high rise of corruption and related unethical practices within the Local Government system which are greatly militating against the provision of efficient and effective service delivery. The research sought to identify; the unethical practices prevalent at Gutu Rural District Council (GRDC), to analyse the measures put in place to enforce ethical...

Evaluating The Utilisation Of Ict As A Service Delivery Tool In Urban Councils. A Case Of Harare City Council

ABSTRACTInformation and communication technologies (ICTs) are increasingly being incorporated into theinternal workings of government, globally. This is done in pursuit of a more effective, efficient andresponsive machinery of governance. The research evaluates the utilization of InformationCommunication and Technology as a service delivery tool in Harare City Council. Research objectiveswhere to establish the link between service delivery and Information Communication and Technology(ICT). Li...


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