Local Government Decision Making: Citizen Participation and Local Government Accountability. Examples of Good (and Bad) Practice in Uganda.
This briefing paper is based on a study of the practices of decision-making (informal as well as formal) about the use of resources in local governments in Uganda. The study looked at who participates in those decisions and how far local governments are accountable to citizens for their decisions.
This paper seeks to draw out from these case studies examples of 'good practice'. It outlines some examples of where and how local governments and citizens in Uganda appear to have implemented relatively successful practices to extend citizen participation and enhance accountability in decision-making about resource use.
This paper is available from the University of Birmingham website, or can be downloaded here.