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    The Challenges of Community Participation in Decentralization Processes in Uganda: A Case Study of Kibaale District.


    Bagenda, Justine (2007) The Challenges of Community Participation in Decentralization Processes in Uganda: A Case Study of Kibaale District. Research and Perspectives on Development Practice, 4. ISSN 2009-6976

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    Abstract

    Assumptions have been made about many development concepts. This paper addresses the assumptions made about the community participation in decentralization processes using a case study of Kibaale District in Uganda. The main argument is that community participation in decentralization processes is often taken for granted. Practical evidence reveals that communities are not homogeneous in nature. They include people from all walks of life including peasants, businesspersons, property owners, marginalized among others. The majority of the communities in developing nations in general and Uganda in particular are comprised of the poor. These people lack the ‘political tools’ such as information, literacy, power and money, which are necessary to enable them to effectively participate in decentralization processes. The conclusion is that the poor in the communities remain excluded from participating in decentralization processes as long as they lack these necessary tools.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Challenges; Community Participation; Decentralization Processes; Uganda; Case Study; Kibaale District; Kimmage Development Studies Centre;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > International Development
    Item ID: 10197
    Depositing User: IR Editor
    Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2018 10:36
    Journal or Publication Title: Research and Perspectives on Development Practice
    Publisher: Kimmage Development Studies Centre
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Irish Aid funded Higher Education Authority Grant
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