Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2020, Page: 29-35
An Appraisal of Decentralization in Ensuring Good Governance: A Case Study on Enemay Woreda in Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia
Getaye Mulugeta Kasse, Department of Civics and Ethics Studies, College of Social Science and Humanities, Injibara University, Injibara, Ethiopia
Received: Jun. 3, 2020;       Accepted: Jun. 19, 2020;       Published: Aug. 10, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.jppa.20200403.11      View  135      Downloads  61
Abstract
The main purpose of this article was undertaking an appraisal on the practice of decentralization in ensuring good governance at local level government (here after in Ethiopia Woreda Government). In this respect, the research question revolves around to what extent the existing decentralized power and resources ensuring good (quality) governance. The research method employed to this study is purely qualitative and a cross-sectional descriptive case study research design employed. Accordingly, focus group discussion, key informant interview and field observation were held to collect primary data. Besides, the Wereda directives, plans, strategies, and annual reports used as primary sources. The finding of the study shows a mixed outcome. In one hand, owing to decentralization different local governance institutions, associations are establishment. However, the process of ensuring good governance under a decentralized system in the study Woreda is yet far from desirable that is undermined by skilled personnel constraints, low capacity in terms of planning and implementation, lack of full-fledged autonomy, lack of leadership skills, and corrupted officials in the study area. Therefore, the researcher forward as a solution like woredization, strong auditory system, making open discussion with the society, capacity building so as to fill the leadership gap and extensive awareness creation is needed.
Keywords
Good Governance, Decentralization, Local Government, Governance
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Getaye Mulugeta Kasse, An Appraisal of Decentralization in Ensuring Good Governance: A Case Study on Enemay Woreda in Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia, Journal of Public Policy and Administration. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2020, pp. 29-35. doi: 10.11648/j.jppa.20200403.11
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