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Local government and the rural non-farm economy in Uganda

Local government and the rural non-farm economy in Uganda

Hubbard, Michael, Jackson, Paul and Mutebi-Golooba, Frederick (2001) Local government and the rural non-farm economy in Uganda. [Working Paper]

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This brief study of issues regarding local government and development of the rural non-farm economy (RNFE) in Uganda forms part of a larger study of the RNFE led by the Natural Resources Institute (University of Greenwich) for DFID and the World Bank. This project has two components related to developing countries. The Access component is focused on issues affecting peoples’ access to non-farm livelihood activities and participation by households. Several reports on Uganda from this component are already available, and these are listed at the end of this document. There are also a number of general reports relating to the RNFE project, also listed there. This report, Local Government and the RNFE in Uganda is part of the second component, which is on the role of Local Governance in relation to the RNFE, and the conditions which may create the best conditions for the growth of non-farm activities at the local level. This Local Governance component has been divided into two for analytical purposes: one examines the role and significance of formal local governance (basically, constituted forms of authority and power, and the current context of decentralisation of local government). That is the focus of this report in relation to the Uganda case study. The second part analyses the role and significance of non-constituted informal systems of power, in particular the role of the private sector, NGOs and civil society in relation to the RNFE. This will be covered in a further separate report on Uganda. In addition to the case study in Uganda, there is a second case study of India, involving two States in fieldwork: Madhya Pradesh and Orissa. This work will be conducted from late 2001 into 2002, with reports on India expected to be issued from mid-2002.

Item Type: Working Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: local government, rural, non-farm, economy, Uganda, development, policy, decentralisation, Rakai, Kumi, taxes
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
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