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The Sustainable Development Goals : Will they Deliver Climate Compatible Development for Vulnerable Countries?

"While the three dialogue countries have different national contexts in relation to the climate and development agenda, some common principles were articulated throughout the events: Tackling climate change is recognised as critical to the achievem…

Local Government Councils' Performance and Public Service Delivery in Uganda Moyo District Council Score-Card Report 2012/2013

"The objective of this report is to provide information and analysis based on the assessment conducted during FY 2012/13. The assessment reviewed documents on planning and budgeting, service delivery monitoring, and Moyo District Local Government pe…

Local Government Councils' Performance and Public Service Delivery in Uganda: Buliisa District Council Score-Card Report 2012/2013

The main objective of this report is to provide information and analysis based on the assessment conducted during Financial Year (FY) 2012/13. The assessment reviewed documents on planning and budgeting, service delivery monitoring; and Buliisa Dis…

Public Financial Management and Fiscal Outcomes in Nigeria : Empirical Evidence

This study analysed the relationship between public financial management systems and fiscal outcomes in Nigeria. The findings indicate that institutional factors such as corruption and literacy rate affect the institutional pillars of PFM in Nigeria…

Is There Synergy Between Key Economic Development Policies and Financial Commitments on Infrastructural Projects in Nigeria for the Period 2010-2013?

The study has identified the major infrastructures or capital projects identified by the key documents for economic development in Nigeria. This review concentrated on major infrastructures and capital projects in transportation (roads and bridges,…

Private Military and Security Companies : Security Actors without Accountability

In this paper, the relationship between the use of private military and security services will be examined, as well as the effectiveness of government as a prerequisite for a functioning state. It was argued that a lack of accountability for privat…

Local Government Councils Score-Card Assessment Report 2013/14: A Combination of Gains, Reversals and Reforms

This assessment report is organized into seven chapters. In the introductory chapter an overview is provided of (LGCSCI) Local Government Councils’ Score-card Initiative and of the decentralization context in which service delivery in Uganda occurs.…

A Comparative Analysis of Laws & Institutional Regimes on Public Expenditure Accountability in East Africa

In this study the main aim was to examine the extent to which the existing legal and institutional framework in the four East African countries of Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania incorporates the notion of accountability in…

Justice Africa draft Report : ‘Defence Procurement, Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows’

The linkages between defence spending, corruption and illicit financial flows were examined in this report. The research content is guided by the TANA Forum Terms of Reference, dated 16 December 2013. The research proposal was submitted by Justice…

Advancing Regional Recommendations on the Post 2015 Development Agenda - A Consultation with Civil Society

This report provides a detailed account of regional civil society perspectives on barriers to sustainable development and recommendations for overcoming them. Through quotations and summaries of the discussions and written submissions, it focuses on…

The IEA Petroleum Transparency and Accountability Index: The PTRAC Index 2012 Report : Tracking Transparency and Accountability in Ghana's Oil and Gas Industry

The management of natural resources such as petroleum can be a blessing or a curse for developing countries. Ghana is fortunate in the sense that in anticipation of being an oil producer, it has learned lessons from countries that have managed thei…

Why the African Peer Review Mechanism Must Remain Voluntary

"Membership of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), which stands at 35 of the 54 states of the AU, is based on voluntary accession. Speculation about making participation mandatory has long existed but is a mistake. As a voluntary process, the…

Domestic Prosecutions of International Crimes in Africa : Kenya

Following the announcement of the 2007 general election results, Kenya plunged into unprecedented violence. The upheaval left in its wake over a thousand people dead, hundreds sexually violated and hundreds of thousands physically displaced from the…

Evaluation des Politiques et Institutions du Pays Une analyse Dynamique de 2011 à 2013 / Country Policy and Institutions Assessment (CPIA) 2011 to 2013

The fulfillment of the evaluation exercise of the policies and institutions of the country, more known under the English acronym “Country Policy and Institutions Assessment (CIAP)” fit more in practice as a highlight in the management process of the…

(Auto) Évaluation de Politiques et des Institutions du Pays Cameroun / Political Assessment of Institutions in Cameroon

This exercise of Country Policies and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) has been done for years by the World Bank (WB) as well as the African Development Bank (ADB). In the approach, there is a questionnaire in sections 4 and 16. The main criteria li…

Accountability Mechanisms in Ghana’s 2010 Proposed Oil Legislation

This article assesses each of the July 2010 Bills vis-à-vis its potential to contribute to accountable and effective management of Ghana’s oil heritage. It asserts that the creative,forward-thinking elements of the Revenue Management Bill found thei…

Judicial Independence Under the APRM: From Rhetoric to Reality

"The greatest challenges to good governance in Africa lie at the intersection of two problems: (i) low horizontal and vertical accountability, and (ii) weak constitutionalism. While courts are a critical player at these intersecting fault lines, th…

Assessing Public Expenditure Governance in Uganda’s Agricultural Sector Application of an Innovative Framework

This paper focuses on the assessment of public expenditure governance in Uganda’s agricultural sector. The agricultural sector is so critical to the growth and development of Uganda. As a major source of food for the rapidly growing population, the…

Amid Perceived Escalating Corruption, Batswana Demand Officials Account and Declare Assets

"Transparency and accountability are hallmarks of democracy and good governance. They are the centrepiece of the Open Government Partnership, an initiative that was launched in 2011 by eight countries and has since grown to 65 countries. The Open Go…

Institutionalising Social Accountability in Devolved Governance

The devolved system of governance, adopted by Kenya, places citizens at the core of governance and with elevated hopes for improvement in the delivery of public services. Being cognizant that among the objects of Kenya’s devolution are: to give powe…

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