Assessing Governance Aspects in the Water and Roads Sectors in Uganda

Authors: Advocates’ Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE)
Year: August 2012
Type: Grantee publication – working paper

Governance in contemporary Uganda is defined by elective democracy, decentralization, liberalization and privatization, all of which took root in the 1990s. Under decentralization citizens were empowered to determine their leaders, while the central government’s role in social services provision was limited to policy formulation, regulation, and monitoring thus paving the way for greater involvement of non-state actors. This paper explores: service delivery measures for water and roads as defined by the actors and relations among them; the implications of the different service delivery measures for the quality of services; and, the applicability of accountability in the provision of water and roads services in five Ugandan districts.

This country study is part of a global research project, Varieties of Governance: Effective Public Service Delivery.

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