LogoLink: Learning Initiative on Citizen Participation and Local Governance

LogoLink, the Learning Initiative on Citizen Participation and Local Governance, is a global network of practitioners from civil society organizations, research institutions and governments created to stimulate and support civil society organizations and networks that engage in citizen participation and social control of public policies at the local level. In the 1990’s, regional and international…

Strengthening local councils in Uganda

Abstract: Uganda’s ambitious decentralization programme did not prepare district officials and local council members to deliver. The Strengthening Democratic Linkages in Uganda Activity worked with councilors in 10 districts by simplifying processes for planning and budgeting and clarifying procedures. Author(s): Mulema, Eva; Wetterberg, Anna Source(s): , International development group working paper series; 2013-01 iv, 23…

Increasing tenure security in northern Uganda : how to use external support for strengthening bottom up approaches

Abstract: This paper presents innovative land rights documentation in northern Uganda, where customary tenure systems prevail. These include documenting transactions, demarcation of field boundaries and using Certificates of Customary Ownership, Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms and legal literacy. Author(s): Zevenbergen, Jaap; Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Nsamba-Gayiiya, Eddie Source(s): , 21 p. Published: 2012 World bank, Washington, DC…

Foreign land acquisitions in Africa : an analysis of the impacts of individual land deals on local communities

Abstract: Analysis of foreign land deals on local communities in 6 countries shows that the impact was mostly negative. In most cases local smallholder lost their land, while others lost their grazing areas, all without meaningful compensation. Promised benefits should be made explicit and evaluated. Author(s): Makochekanwa, Albert Source(s): , 31 p., ill., tab Published:…

Who owns the land? : perspectives from rural Ugandans and implications for land acquisitions

Abstract: The effect of different definitions of land ownership, gender relations and ownership documents on women’s land rights in Uganda is examined. Many households report husbands and wives jointly own the land, but women are less likely to be listed on ownership documents and have fewer rights. Author(s): Bomuhangi, Allan; Doss, Cheryl; Meinzen-Dick, Ruth Source(s):…

Uganda land alliance

Abstract: The ULA aims to enhance access, control, and ownership of land by poor and marginalized women, men, and children through the promotion of fair laws and policies aimed at protecting their land rights. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Uganda land alliance (ULA), Kampala (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://ulaug.org/

Decentralization and good governance in Africa : institutional challenges to Uganda’s local governments

Abstract: This paper explored the local governments’ institutional challenges to good governance in Uganda. It shows that citizens’ level of involvement and dynamism to effectively engage local governments, and lack of timely adequate information, greatly limits their participation. Author(s): Kiwanuka, Michael Source(s): , Journal of African & Asian local government studies (JAALGS); Vol. 1, No.…

From supply to demand driven water governance : challenging pathways to safe water access in rural Uganda : paper

Abstract: Since the implementation of the demand-driven approach in Uganda in the early 1990s, rural safe water coverage has slightly improved but maintenance of water sources still poses a great challenge. This is partly due competing signals from old and new policies. Author(s): Naiga, Resty; Penker, Marianne; Hogl, Karl Source(s): , 22 p., ill., graphs…

The political context of financing infrastructure developmentin local government : lessons from local council oversight functions in Uganda

Abstract: Since 1993, local governments in Uganda attained responsibility over infrastructure development while elected councils exercise oversight functions over the infrastructure. The challenge is that most of the councilors lack the necessary educational qualifications, technical skills and competence. Author(s): Tukahebwa, Geoffrey B. Source(s): , Research series / Economic policy research centre; 97 ii, 32 p.,…