LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN UGANDA: Democracy, Accountability and Civic Engagement
While the notion of Local Government remains contentious in literature, consensus appears to be that it brings government nearer to the people. This book discusses operations of the Local Government system in Uganda in the context of social accountability as a tool for deepening democracy. Using ACODE's social accountability strategies like local government council scorecards, civic engagement meetings and technology, the book examines roles that citizens and the civil society play in solving capacity problems. The book contends that functional decentralization empowers Local Governments, improves service delivery and fosters citizens' eagerness to demand accountability.
We publish our work in five different series: research papers, briefing papers, dialogue reports, accountability reports and fact sheets.
Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) is an independent public policy research and advocacy Think Tank based in Uganda, working in the Eastern and Southern Africa Sub-regions on a wide range of public policy issues.