Organizational puzzles of agencification : a Kampala city council authority case, Uganda

Abstract: This paper analyses the emerging dilemmas of the agencification management approach in Kampala city. The focus is on assessing the validity of the assumption that there is structural disaggregation of the agency from the government as suggested by the New Public Management doctrine. Author(s): Karyeija, Gerald Kagambirwe; Kyohairwe, Stella B. Source(s): , Journal of…

Conflict in Uganda’s land tenure system

Abstract: Uganda’s dualist land tenure system is a root cause of conflict over land use and ownership. The current land tenure laws facilitate land alienation, threaten livelihoods and contribute to food insecurity. The need for reform imposes itself. Author(s): Owaraga, Norah Source(s): , Africa portal backgrounder; 26 9:00 PM Africa portal backgrounder 26 [re-issue] Published:…

Towards a design for a pro-poor land recordation system : paper

Abstract: Core requirements of a pro-poor land recordation system are outlined, including grassroots and state affordability and co-management. One of the benefits is easier operation for local governments. Local governments, community-based leaders, and NGO leaders, should carry out part of the tasks. Author(s): Zevenbergen, Jaap A.; Augustinus, Clarissa; Bennett, Rohan M. Source(s): , [24] p.,…

Monitoring tenure security within the continuum of land rights : methods and practices : paper

Abstract: The article presents a methodology for operationalizing the concept of a continuum of tenure security. Three levels are distinguished: individual or household, community or settlement, and legal and policy. It shows there is more than one route to achieving tenure security. Author(s): Sietchiping, Remy Source(s): , 19 p., ill. Published: 2012 [United nations human…

Decentralized service delivery in Nairobi and Mombasa : policies, politics and inter-governmental relations

Abstract: Despite decentralization, poor service delivery continues to be problematic in the two largest cities of Kenya. A proliferation of actors with overlapping mandates, opaque development frameworks, and intra- and inter-party politics remain major obstacles to providing critical services. Author(s): Mitullah, Winnie V. Source(s): , Working paper / UNU-WIDER; 2012/92 20 p., ill., graphs, tabs…

Central and local governments as land regulators, owners and managers : who is doing what?

Abstract: This practice-oriented paper reviews typical issues and challenges of the imperfect distribution of roles between the central and local governments. The paper also outlines better methods to respond to some these challenges. The key provisions to stipulate in national laws are annexed. Author(s): Kaganova, Olga Source(s): , 32 p., ill., tabs Published: 2012 World…

Dimension of decentralization process and rural local government in India : a comparison with Bangladesh

Abstract: Lessons are learned from the decentralization process at the middle-tier of rural administration in India for possible adoption by the middle-tier (Upazila Parzlrhad) in Bangladesh. In India, the three tiers of rural administration are cooperative, because roles and functions are clearly specified. Author(s): Islam, Md. Taufiqul; Fujita, Koichi Source(s): , Kyoto working papers on…

Institutional impacts of the local government reform program on good local governance in Tanzania

Abstract: The anti-corruption strategies and the local government reform program (LGRP) in Tanzania are analysed, based on their main policy goals as well as impacts on the overall institutional performance of local institutions in Tanzania. Structural concerns and “institutional shortfalls” are highlighted. Author(s): Mgonja, Boniface E.S.; Tundui, Charles Source(s): , International journal of academic research…