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International Journal of Public Sector Management

ISSN: 0951-3558

Online from: 1988

Subject Area: Industry and Public Sector Management

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Decentralization and budgeting: the Uganda health sector experience

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Title:Decentralization and budgeting: the Uganda health sector experience
Author(s):Godwin Awio, (Government of Uganda Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda, and), Deryl Northcott, (The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK)
Citation:Godwin Awio, Deryl Northcott, (2001) "Decentralization and budgeting: the Uganda health sector experience", International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 14 Iss: 1, pp.75 - 88
Keywords:Budgeting, Budgeting control, Decentralization, Developing countries, Health authorities, Uganda
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/09513550110387093 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Like a number of other developing countries in recent years, Uganda has adopted a decentralized management structure for its public sector. Along with this restructuring came the devolution of budgetary responsibilities. Presents findings from a study of the impact of decentralization on Ugandan health sector budgeting. A questionnaire was used to seek the expert opinion of key participants in health sector budgeting regarding the affects of decentralization on budgetary participation and the use of budgets for planning and control. The findings suggest that, while decentralization cannot be thought of as a miracle cure for the challenges of public sector budgeting, it has the potential to create a context for improved budgeting practices in developing nations.

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