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Title:Assessing local administrative capacity for development purpose: a Kenyan case
Author:Oyugi, W. OumaISNI
Periodical:The African Review: A Journal of African Politics, Development and International Affairs
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:national plans
local government
Abstract:The failure to implement development programmes at the local level once they are formulated can be attributed to a number of factors, amongst others the administrative incapacity of the implementing agencies, departments, or people. This paper is concerned with the analysis of some of the administrative retarding factors. The study was conducted in Migori Division of South Nyanza District where a special integrated rural development programme had just been initiated. The following departments were included in the survey: Agriculture, Provincial Administration, Community Development and Co-operatives. It is shown that the administrative capacity was too weak to sustain any conceivable development programme. This weakness is traced to 1. inadequate experience, 2. lack of resources, 3. lack of proper education and training and 4. frequent transfers. These findings are not unique to Migori. Notes.