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Title:Enhancing local governance: the efficacy of bilateral cooperation
Author:Lolojih, P.K.
Periodical:The Journal of Humanities (Lusaka) (ISSN 1027-7455)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Zambia
Central Africa
Subjects:local government reform
Management, Public Administration
local government
Abstract:From 1964 to date the Government of the Republic of Zambia has instituted various reforms aimed at enhancing effective governance at the local level. This article argues that the government's desire to institute an efficient and effective local government system over the years has not been accompanied by appropriate, serious, and committed efforts. Activities of central government, through various policies and directives, have instead undermined the potential effectiveness of the local government system and helped sustain, among other things, the local authorities' financial dependence on central government. Specifically the article utilizes some of the findings from the research component of the Co-operation for District Development (CDD) pilot project that was implemented in the country's Northern Province to, among other things, show that it is possible to revitalize the operations of local authorities if deliberate and meaningful interventions are instituted. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]