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Citizen Participation in Local Economic Development Initiatives in Ntungamo District of Uganda

Niwagaba, Andrew Martin LU (2019) SIMV32 20191
Graduate School
Master of Science in Development Studies
Abstract
This thesis examines Citizen Participation in Local Economic Development (LED) in Ntungamo District of Uganda. The LED approach is increasingly becoming an alternative strategy that aims at achieving the local dimension in the development process. LED identifies with local resource mobilization, allocation and use. As governments adopt the Private sector led development strategy, Public Private Partnerships and Citizen Participation are becoming increasingly crucial in local development. Not much is known about the perceptions on citizen participation from both the implementers and beneficiaries of LED initiatives. Using semi structured interviews and focus group discussions; I explored how local citizens and district officials in Ntungamo... (More)
This thesis examines Citizen Participation in Local Economic Development (LED) in Ntungamo District of Uganda. The LED approach is increasingly becoming an alternative strategy that aims at achieving the local dimension in the development process. LED identifies with local resource mobilization, allocation and use. As governments adopt the Private sector led development strategy, Public Private Partnerships and Citizen Participation are becoming increasingly crucial in local development. Not much is known about the perceptions on citizen participation from both the implementers and beneficiaries of LED initiatives. Using semi structured interviews and focus group discussions; I explored how local citizens and district officials in Ntungamo district relate to the LED policy of Uganda and the LED process. The study found that the LED approach is used to implement multi sectoral programs in the district over the years. However, not much is about Uganda’s LED policy of 2014. (Less)
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author
Niwagaba, Andrew Martin LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMV32 20191
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Participation, Inclusion, Local Economic Development, Decentralization, Local Government, Good Governance, Corruption, Developing Countries, Africa, Uganda
language
English
id
8988693
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2019-11-21 13:48:18
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  abstract     = {This thesis examines Citizen Participation in Local Economic Development (LED) in Ntungamo District of Uganda. The LED approach is increasingly becoming an alternative strategy that aims at achieving the local dimension in the development process. LED identifies with local resource mobilization, allocation and use. As governments adopt the Private sector led development strategy, Public Private Partnerships and Citizen Participation are becoming increasingly crucial in local development. Not much is known about the perceptions on citizen participation from both the implementers and beneficiaries of LED initiatives. Using semi structured interviews and focus group discussions; I explored how local citizens and district officials in Ntungamo district relate to the LED policy of Uganda and the LED process. The study found that the LED approach is used to implement multi sectoral programs in the district over the years. However, not much is about Uganda’s LED policy of 2014.},
  author       = {Niwagaba, Andrew Martin},
  keyword      = {Participation,Inclusion,Local Economic Development,Decentralization,Local Government,Good Governance,Corruption,Developing Countries,Africa,Uganda},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Citizen Participation in Local Economic Development Initiatives in Ntungamo District of Uganda},
  year         = {2019},
}