Courses Catalogue

Decentralization And Local Government

COURSE CODE: PAD7201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Public Administration, PGD
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

This course will prepare students to understand the local government orthodox, structures, functions, systems, services, and the local government development. It enables the students to appreciate the linkages between the center and the local units. The practical and theoretical knowledge of local governance through decentralization offer bases for appreciating the related challenges and suggestions for future improvements.

Course Objectives
The aim of the course is to prepare students to;

  • Have requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes to manage and administer in the local government.
  • Identify and explain the local government orthodox, concepts, theories
  • Describe the local government structures and systems at the local , national and international levels in a comparative perspective ;
  • Advise local governments on the sources of finances and other local resources
  • Appreciate different types of decentralization and its nexus with democratic governance.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the autonomy and regulation by central governments

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Have requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes to manage and administer in the local government.
  • Identify and explain the local government orthodox, concepts, theories
  • Describe the local government structures and systems at the local , national and international levels in a comparative perspective ;
  • Advise local governments on the sources of finances and other local resources
  • Appreciate different types of decentralization and its nexus with democratic governance.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the autonomy and regulation by central governments