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Public service delivery in Uganda: a reconsideration of grand corruption

Purpose: This review intends to ascertain and analyse available literature for the degree of corruption in the Ugandan public organisations and how they can be enhanced to get rid of corruption. Research methodology: Focussed Mapping Review and Synthesis approach were adopted to unpack corruption in public organisations. We examine obtainable literature using thematic approach. Results: The review exposes potential influence of both predisposing factors and precipitating factors in terms of socio-economic and political dimensions. Nonetheless, Public organisations in Uganda can be enhanced to get rid of corruption by enforcing a robust blend of all the three clusters of instruments of accountability; internal, legal and external. Limitations: Since the study was largely based on Uganda, its outcomes may not be generalized. Contribution: This explanatory review underscores the apathy of government machinery to rid public organisations of corruption. There is a need for politicians and policy experts to conduct additional analysis of corruption within the public sector. Keywords: Corruption, Predisposing factors, Precipitating factors, Accountability
David Mwesigwa

Towards enhancing local citizen participation in Uganda

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to propose an alternative model of enhancing citizen participation in Uganda.  Research Methodology: The central approach for this paper was review of obtainable theoretical and conceptual writings on citizen participation in Uganda and other parts of the world. Literature review is the gathering of information from obtainable resources such as educational journals and statistical periodicals. The approach has been demonstrated to be very effective and can be applied at any stage of a research process. Results: Citizen Participation encourages marginalised groups to be organised in structures under their control; brings knowledge of their social environment and process to the local government agenda in a way that no other structure can as well as fostering self-reliance. Limitations: This study took a desk research and the actual opinions from selected citizens may be parallel to the conclusions obtained in this review. Contribution: The study can be used for local government managers implementing community-driven projects. Keywords: Citizen participation, policy implementation, stakeholders, bureaucrats, local leaders
David Mwesigwa