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Local Government Councils' Performance and Public Service Delivery in Uganda Buliisa District Council Score-Card Report FY 2013/2014

In this policy brief the findings from the 2013/14 are presented from the assessment of Buliisa District Local Government under the Local Government Councils’ Score-card Initiative (LGCSCI), an evidence based project implemented by ACODE in partne...

Local Government Councils' Performance and Public Service Delivery in Uganda Amuria District Council Score-Card Report FY 2013/2014

The findings from the 2013/14 assessment of the Amuria District Local Government is presented in this policy brief. The report recommends the following : 1. The focus of the Amuria District should be more on broadening the local revenue base and ...

Local Government Councils' Performance and Public Service Delivery in Uganda Moroto District Council Score-Card Report FY 2013/2014

This brief presents findings from the 2013/14 assessment of Moroto District Local Government under the Local Government Councils’ Score-card Initiative (LGCSCI), an evidence based project implemented by ACODE in partnership with ULGA with support...

Local Government Council's Performance and Public Service Delivery in Uganda Nakapiripirit District Council Score-Card Report FY 2013/2014

This policy brief presents findings from the 2013/14 assessment of Nakapiripirit District Local Government under the Local Government Councils’ Score-card Initiative (LGCSCI), an evidence based project implemented by ACODE in partnership with ULGA...

Local Government Councils' Performance and Public Service Delivery in Uganda Soroti District Council Score-Card Report FY 2013/2014

This policy brief presents findings from the 2013/14 assessment of Soroti District Local Government under the Local Government Councils’ Score-card Initiative (LGCSCI), an evidence based project implemented by ACODE in partnership with ULGA with ...

The Role of Targeting in Service Delivery to Vulnerable Populations - The FANRPAN Household Vulnerability Index (HVI) A Synthesis of Three Country Reports

"The objective of the HVI pilot study conducted in Lesotho, Swaziland and Zimbabwe was to further develop and test the HVI as a statistical tool for quantifying household vulnerability resulting from shocks such as HIV and AIDS. Key outputs from t...

Disparities Exist in Citizen's Perceptions of Service Delivery by Local Government Authorities in Tanzania

"This brief compares Tanzanian citizens' perceptions of service delivery by local government authorities between 2003 and 2006; summarising their perceptions of the overall quality of local services, as well as their satisfaction with services in ...

Local Government Councils' Performance and the Quality of Service Delivery in Uganda: Amuru District Council Score-Card 2008/2009

"This report is a product of an ongoing assessment of the performance of local government councils in Uganda that commenced in 2009, focusing on the financial year 2008/09. The assessment was designed as part of an initiative to regularly monitor ...

Local Government Councils' Performance and the Quality of Service Delivery in Uganda: Kamuli District Council Score-Card 2008/2009

"The findings from the district Score-Card partly explain the quality of service delivery in Kamuli District. A number of structural, policy and operational factors that impinge on the quality of services have been identified from the assessment. ...

Monitoring and Assessing the Performance of Local Government Councils in Uganda: Background, Methodology and Score Card

"The objective of this paper is to provide general background information and analysis upon which comprehensive monitoring of local councils is conceptualized and undertaken. The paper is based on a comprehensive review of existing literature on ...

Local Government Councils' Performance and Public Service Delivery in Uganda: Soroti District Council Score-Card Report 2009/2010

"The report examines how the actions of Soroti District Local Government Council impact on the quality of service delivery in the district. By focusing on the political side of the local government system, the Local Government Councils Score Card ...

Uganda Local Government Councils Score Card Report 2008/9: A Comparative Summary of Findings, Conclusions and Recommendations

"This briefing paper presents a compressed summary of the findings and analysis of the first LGCSC assessment conducted in 10 districts and published in the main synthesis report. The 10 districts 4 which are spread evenly across the country were ...

The Role of Political Parties at the Local Government Level A Reflection on South Africa at the time of the Policy Process of Review on Decentralisation

"The ongoing review of decentralisation in South Africa will definitely affect political parties’ legitimisation mechanisms at the local level. For this reason, one may expect the same actors, together with civil society organisations (CSOs), to b...

Client Power, Citizen Participation, Institutions and Services Delivery: Theory and Evidence with Special Emphasis on Africa

"This paper discusses the impact of alternative institutional arrangements of service delivery on clients’ power, with special emphasis on Africa. It reviews the existing economic literature with regard to the rationale for institutionalizing clie...

Decentralization and Service Delivery : A Framework

"Most governments have both centralized and decentralized levels of decisionmaking in which choices made at each level regarding the provision of public services are influenced by the demands for those services by persons living in such jurisdi...

Methodological Approaches to the Study of Institutions and Service Delivery: A Review of PETS, QSDS and CRCS

"Achieving Millennium Development Goals in Africa requires a quantum leap in access to and quality of services. To this end, better diagnosis and understanding of both failures and successes in service delivery is crucial. In this paper, we review...

Report on the SADC HIV/AIDS and Governance Case Studies: Botswana

"The report examines the local governments activities, policies, structures and strategies of responding to the HIV/AIDS challenge as well as capacity constraints therein. The aims of the study are to assess (i)the impact of HIV/AIDS on the local ...

The Impact of Local Government Reforms in Tanzania 1998-2008

"In recent decades, Tanzania has undergone enormous political, social and economic changes. It has moved from being a centrally planned, one party socialist state to a modern, multi party democracy with an open, liberal economy. Tanzania's Local G...

Maybe We Should Pay Tax After All? Citizens Changing Views on Taxation in Tanzania

"Citizen's unwillingness to pay taxes and fees is considered to be a major obstacle to enhancing government revenues in Tanzania. Based on data from two citizen surveys conducted in six councils in Tanzania during 2003 and 2006, this paper aims to...

Service Delivery in Tanzania: Findings from Six Councils 2000-2003

"This report analyses data on service delivery and poverty alleviation from 2000 to 2003. The emphasis is on describing the situation at a certain point in time, in line with a baseline approach. However, much of the description is based on citize...

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