Land Management and Governance in Local Government: Opportunities and Challenges for District Land Boards in Uganda

This policy brief originates from the training for members of statutory boards and commissions in 34 district local governments in the country undertaken by ACODE between August and October 2020. The design of the training of the Local Government Public Accounts Committee (LGPAC), District Service Commission (DSC) and the District Land Board (DLB) was a response to a series of ACODE’s scorecard findings which revealed that statutory boards and commissions were not functioning efficiently and effectively and therefore affecting the general performance of local governments. The training unearthed several issues both impeding and facilitating the functioning of statutory boards and commissions. These finding from the training are the bedrock of this policy briefing paper with a particular focus on the District Land Board.