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…

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.,…

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:…

Agricultural commodities that respect land rights and food security : how to include land governance issues in sustainable commodity standards?

Abstract: The private sector has clear responsibilities for respecting land rights, including companies involved in investment, production and in the supply chain. The article uses case histories from Indonesia (palm oil) and Uganda to show how sustainable commodity standards may trigger that responsibility. Author(s): Man, Reinier De Source(s): , 29 p. Published: 2012 World bank,…

Resettlement and gender dimensions of land rights in post-conflict northern Uganda

Abstract: The effect of displacement and resettlement of households on gender-differentiated access to land and land investments in northern Uganda is examined. Even low levels of land conflict undermine land governance and management, constrain productivity, and serve as a source of persistent violence. Author(s): Adelman, Sarah Source(s): , 25 p., ill., tabs preliminary and incomplete…