Impact of the Local Government Councils' Scorecard Initiative 2019-2021: Strengthening Demand for Effective Public Service Delivery and Accountability

Uganda’s decentralization journey has been a mixture of successes, challenges and reversals. Since 2009. ACODE with support from DGF and other partners has incrementally implemented (starting with 10 and later expanding to 20, 26 and 35 districts) the Local Government Councils Scorecard Initiative (LGCSCI) as a capacity-building initiative in Uganda. The initial focus was geared towards enhancing political accountability and citizen participation. Several positive impacts have over time been registered including improved debates in district councils, increased monitoring of service delivery by elected leaders, improved relationships between the political and technical leaders and re-election of good performers during the general election cycles of 2011 and 2016.