Research Papers/Topics in Public Administration

Work-Life Balance Among Female Administrators In Public Universities In Ghana

ABSTRACT Work-life balance is a major concern for people and institutions concerned about the quality of working life relative to the broader quality of life. The study sought to investigate sources, effects and the strategies adopted to manage work-life balance by female administrators in public universities in Ghana. The study adopted the qualitative research design. The study population comprised female administrators in three public universities, representatives of human resour...

Downward Accountability Of World Vision Ghana In Saboba District

ABSTRACT Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have become major players in Community Development Agenda and perform intermediary roles between donors and intended beneficiaries. Unfortunately, highly publicized corruption scandals are discovered in literature often associated with the activities of NGOs especially in developing countries. To sanitize the aid delivery chain, NGOs are required to be accountable to donors (upward accountability) and beneficiaries (downward accountab...

Exploring The Impact of The New Public Sector Performance Management System in Ghana

ABSTRACT Ghana has made attempts to institute an effective public sector performance management system to enhance performance, transparency, accountability and efficient service delivery in the public sector. This study sought to explore the impact and the challenges of the new Performance Management System (PMS) in public sector organizations. The study adopted an exploratory study design and was influenced by the pragmatism research paradigm. Both qualitative and quantitative appr...

Public Participation In Solid Waste Landfill Management: A Study Of The Ga South Municipality Of The Greater Accra Region Of Ghana.

ABSTRACTPublic participation has gained widespread recognition by both theorists and practitioners in environmental decision-making especially, solid waste management. The study therefore examined public participation in solid waste landfill management in Ghana, using the GaSM as a case study. The study sought to examine the public’s level of participation in solid waste landfill management, the effects of the level of participation and finally, the challenges involved in achieving public p...

Public-Private Partnerships In Solid Waste Management In Ghana, The Case Of Accra Metropolitan Assembly

ABSTRACT Solid waste management in Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), like most cities in developing countries, has been fraught with challenges in recent times. The rate at which household wastes are generated within AMA cannot be matched with the rate of collection or clearing waste from the city. The rapid generation of household wastes occurs as a result of rapid population growth, rapid urbanization and improvements in the socio-economic wellbeing of citizens who have occasioned th...

Funding E-Government Projects In Ghana: A Case Study Of The Ghana Electronic Government (GEGOV) Project

ABSTRACT Governments and citizens have recognized the potential of using the Internet as a delivery channel for public services. However, the evolution of e‐government initiatives poses a myriad of challenges. One of the most overwhelming challenges is identifying and implementing funding strategy for promoting e‐government projects. In view of limited availability of public sector funding and the increased focus on judicious spending of government finances, the search for alt...

Assessment Of Adherence To Formal Rules In Resource Distribution In Ghana: The Case Of The Ghana School Feeding Programme In The Birim South District

ABSTRACT Ghana adopted the School Feeding Programme in 2005. The programme was designed to impact on agriculture, rural poverty and education by using domestically produced food items to provide at least one hot nutritious meal to school children in poor communities. The Birim South District Assembly started the programme in 2006/2007 academic year with four schools but as at the time of the study this number has increased to twenty three. The main objectives were: to assess the exte...

The Management Of Public Enterprises In Nigeria: A Case Study Of Nigerian Telecommunication

ABSTRA CTThis thesis provides information on the Management of PublicEnterprises in Nigeria: A Case Study of Nigerian Telecommunication, aFederal Government statutory public corporation, dealing withcommunication aspect in Nigeria. It focused attention on all relevantbodies that have connection with communication. This project attemptto explain the general concepts of public enterprises, and itsmanagement, thereby relating it to the Nigerian TelecommunicationLimited. The constraints of the Ni...

Assessment of Follow-up Appointments And Visits System at The Neurology Clinic of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital: Clients And Providers Perspectives

ABSTRACT This research is a cross sectional study which assessed the follow-up appointment and visit system at the neurology clinic of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, from patients and health provider’s perspective. The specific objectives were; to explore how the perceived attributes of the follow-up appointment system affect clients adherence and use of the system, to determine client knowledge on the follow-up appointment system and how it affects their acceptance of the system and sat...

North-South Migration And Urban Poverty in Ghana; The Case of Greater Accra

ABSTRACT More than half the world’s population in recent times lives in cities. Urban growth is over 90 percent in developing countries, with an annual increase of about 70 million migrants migrating from rural areas to urban areas. The number of urban drawlers is expected to increase in the world’s two poorest regions (South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa) in the next two decades. The study aims at the relationship between rural-urban migration and urban poverty in Ghana with a focus o...

Nicon And The Leadership Challenges in The Nigeria Insurance Industry; A Case Study of Nicon Insurance Corporations.

ABSTRACT 1.0 BACKGROUND One of the indices for measuring the development of an economy is the size and maturity of its insurance industry. This is because the insurance industry plays a very important role in the mobilization and utilization of investible resources in the economy. It also acts as the observer of the risks and uncertainties associated with economic activities, the absence of a market for which can greatly reduce the growth of economic activity. The relevance of the...

National Directorate of Employment (NDES) Open Apprenticeship Scheme And Youth Employment in Benue State

ABSTRACT    Youth unemployment has remamed one of the present and persistent social problems that characterize Nigeria as a developing economy. Measures to address this social problem have featured prominently in the development agenda of successive governments. One of such measures was the establishment of the National Directorate of Employment (NOE), by the Babangida Administration in 1986. NOE is a public policy on employment and wealth creation that has managed to endure ...

Manpower Development And Commercialisation in The Nigerian Telecommunications

ABSTRACT  The research is about Manpower Development and Commercialisation of the Nigerian Telecommunications. The Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) is one of the fully commercialised public enterprises in Nigeria; a very big employer of labour, has been facing a lot of problems since it was established. Efforts to revitalise and restructure sound and efficient telecommunications services present some challenges to training and development unit of NITEL. The study inte...

Retaining The Graduate Teacher In The Ghana Education Service

ABSTRACTTeacher retention/attrition rates are difficult to estimate (Memku CIE, 2000, 50 P.). Anempirical data shows that intake into the University College of Education-Winneba(UCEW) programme to upgrade certificate ‘A’ teachers has increased dramatically fromabout 300 per year in the early 1990s to 2,300 in 1999. These teachers study full-timeand therefore create vacancies in the schools. Most of these teachers do not return to theteaching service after completing their courses and thos...

Social Capital And Enrolment In Social Health Insurance: The Experience Of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (Nhis)

ABSTRACTIn response to calls for studies that highlight the social determinants of Social Health Insuranceenrolment, this study investigated the forms of social capital (SC) in selected communities inGhana and how they influence the enrolment decision. It also explored how SC structures in theselected communities could be leveraged to drive enrolment in Ghana’s National Health InsuranceScheme (NHIS). Situated in an interpretive paradigm, the study adopted a qualitative researchmethodology w...


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