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Title:Making decentralization work for women in Uganda
Author:Lakwo, AlfredISNI
Series:African Studies Collection (ISSN 1876-0198)
City of publisher:Leiden
Publisher:African Studies Centre
Geographic term:Uganda
local politics
local government
gender inequality
External link:https://hdl.handle.net/1887/13793
Abstract:This book is about engendering local governance. It explores the euphoria with which Uganda's decentralization policy took centre stage as a sufficient driver to engender local development responsiveness and accountability. Using a case study of AFARD, Agency for Accelerated Regional Development, in Nebbi district, it shows first that decentralized governance is gendered and technocratic as grassroots women's effective participation is lacking. Second, it shows that the insertion of women in local governance is merely a symbolic political gesture lacking effective representation by women leaders of the female constituency. The book concludes that political capability and citizenship building is an effective bridge to engendering local governance. [Book abstract]