This report documents the findings of a study on the role of decentralization in
community empowerment for poverty alleviation. Endinzi Sub County in Isingiro
district was taken as a case study.
The study’s main objective was to examine the role of government decentralization
in empowering communities for sustainable development.
The study adopted questionnaires and interviews as key research instruments.
These were administered on the key respondents who included local people and
local council leaders and civil servants. The key findings include the following;
The roles of decentralised governments especially at sub county level were
inadequately done in Endinzi local government.
Most services that mean a lot in local people’s lives such as roads, schools and
health centres were in place. A number of limitations were however noted including
substandard work, poor or lack of maintenance and the like.
Endinzi Sub County just like any other in the country cannot provide services
adequately due to low revenues created by a narrow revenue base. The situation
became worse with the abolition of graduated tax.
Local governments still face structural constraints that include corruption,
incompetence, unsupervised demotivated civil servants and political interference.
The following recommendations were made;
Endinzi sub-County should strengthen its planning process to ensure that
programmes that eradicate poverty are critically addressed.
Local people should be involved in decision making and determining their projects
that may bring them out of poverty. The sub county officials can do this.
The sub county needs to look for other sources of revenue other than relying on
remittances from the central government and district. This will help in funding more
Regular auditing and other supervisory activities need to be enforced by district
authorities and central government to ensure that civil servants perform and are
NGOs, the district and central government need to design and deliver capacity
building programs that are geared towards strengthening the capacity of local councillors to perform their functions.
MONIC, A (2021). The Role Of Decentrausation In Community Empowerment For Poverty Alleviation: The Experience Of Endinzi Sub County, Isingiro District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-role-of-decentrausation-in-community-empowerment-for-poverty-alleviation-the-experience-of-endinzi-sub-county-isingiro-district
MONIC, AINEMBABAZI "The Role Of Decentrausation In Community Empowerment For Poverty Alleviation: The Experience Of Endinzi Sub County, Isingiro District" Afribary. Afribary, 12 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-role-of-decentrausation-in-community-empowerment-for-poverty-alleviation-the-experience-of-endinzi-sub-county-isingiro-district. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.
MONIC, AINEMBABAZI . "The Role Of Decentrausation In Community Empowerment For Poverty Alleviation: The Experience Of Endinzi Sub County, Isingiro District". Afribary, Afribary, 12 Jun. 2021. Web. 28 Jul. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/the-role-of-decentrausation-in-community-empowerment-for-poverty-alleviation-the-experience-of-endinzi-sub-county-isingiro-district >.
MONIC, AINEMBABAZI . "The Role Of Decentrausation In Community Empowerment For Poverty Alleviation: The Experience Of Endinzi Sub County, Isingiro District" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 28, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/the-role-of-decentrausation-in-community-empowerment-for-poverty-alleviation-the-experience-of-endinzi-sub-county-isingiro-district