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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Aspects of social development in Uganda
Editors:Awortwi, NicholasISNI
Kanyesigye, Charles
City of publisher:Maastricht
Geographic term:Uganda
Subjects:people with disabilities
domestic violence
public services
community participation
Abstract:This volume is the outcome of a capacity-building programme in research executed by the Dutch Institute of Social Studies (ISS). The objective was to nurture young lecturers at Nsamizi Training Institute of Social Development (NTISD) in Mpigi, Uganda, to undertake research and publish their findings. An introductory chapter by Nicholas Awortwi discusses aspects of social development in Uganda. Jimmy Mugisha Maguru examines the effectiveness of affirmative action to assist persons with disabilities. Paul Bukuluki and Eddy J. Walakira analyse the link between poverty and vulnerability to HIV infection, focusing on the views of young people (9-25) in Jinja District. Annah Kamusiime describes women's responses to domestic violence and their implications for household welfare. Nicholas Awortwi and A.H.J. (Bert) Helmsing investigate the provision of four basic services, namely sanitation and solid waste collection, drinking water supply, primary education, and primary health care, in Uganda and Ghana. Chapters Five and Six analyse citizens' involvement in planning and accountability at the local government level. Eric Awich Ochen examines how the participatory community action plan (CAP) is conducted and whether involvement of the target community is achieved, while Firminus Mugumya et al. explain that, while Uganda's local governance and decentralization framework provides great opportunities for downward accountability, local authorities deliberately undertake actions that ensure that this practice does not materialize. [ASC Leiden abstract]