Courses Catalogue

Decentralisation And Local Government

COURSE CODE: PAM 7102
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Master of arts in development studies
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

Local Government Administration and Management is a course that deals majorly with the issues related with the systems and structures of the government at local levels. It covers a wide range of issues including different perspectives of local governance –legislative, political and administrative. The course also explores decentralization concepts and processes as ways of creation of local governments. The course finally explores the changing patterns of local governments and the related implications.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit students should be able to;

  • Identify the necessity of local governments system
  • Critically analyze the decentralization  process and its related significance
  • Describe the legal framework, structures and processes for local government administration in Uganda
  • Draw comparisons of Local government system in Uganda and elsewhere
  • Identify the key stakeholders involved in local government administration 
  • Describe, in general terms, the nature of the central-local relationship and the transitional trends of local government systems