Journal of
Public Administration and Policy Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Adm. Policy Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2480
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR
  • Start Year: 2009

JPAPR Articles in press

Implement of Dynamic Governance in Batam Public Service Hall

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Batam is an industrial city where excellent for investment universe in the Riau Islands Province and Indonesia in general. But various problems present in Batam City include the complexity and slow processing of investment permits which are complicated and uncertain, there are no action plans and revitalization of licensing services, especially those related to business land management. The above statement is proven by...

Author(s):Khairul Ikhsan, Rumzi Samin and Edy Akhyary

Aid-for-Trade (AfT) and Global Justice: The European Union (EU) in Africa

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There is no doubt that Aid-for-Trade (AfT) has enhanced trade between Africa and the EU. However, although Africa has benefited, the gains to the EU appear to be much higher. Moreover, the benefits of AfT until now have also accrued disproportionately to more developed African countries. This paper critically assesses the effects of EU-AfT provision to bolster trade-related support in Africa. Second, it examines whether...

Author(s):Megan Govender and Pundy Pillay

ONE TREE ONE CHILD PROJECT AS A STRATEGY TOWARDS CONRIBUTING TO HOUSEHOLD FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY: THE CASE STUDY OF O.R TAMBO DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY IN SOUTH AFRICA

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Ensuring food and nutrition security is a challenging under the increasing population pressure. Governments around the globe have been striving to achieve this goal phenomenon, but this has been difficult to achieve unless the government and communities choose to work together to find strategies towards household food and nutrition strategies. Therefore, the paper aims to raise awareness through research and innovation on...

Author(s):H. J. F. Ssekibuule, Nomakhosazana Meth, Mr S. Madlulela

Urban Housing Affordability in Zimbabwe: The Case of Homelink Housing Mortgage Scheme in Bindura, Zimbabwe

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Introduction: The purpose of the study was to understand the factors that affect the affordability of urban housing with regards to the Homelink Housing mortgage scheme in Bindura, Zimbabwe. Methods: The study utilized qualitative methodology while a case study research design of Homelink was used. Data was collected using key informant interviews, surveys, and secondary data. A total of 30 participants were purposively...

Author(s):Jeffrey Kurebwa

A comparison of Ife East, Ife North and Ife Central Local Government reveals issues with the efficient use of funds available to Local Governments in Nigeria

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In Nigeria, local governments encounter challenges in terms of revenue generation and effective maximization of the available revenue. The rate of embezzlement, bad leadership, low level of accountability, and overall laxity of the finance department in local government in Nigeria served as the inspiration for this study. The study looks at issues preventing Nigerian local government from effectively using the resources it...

Author(s):Adebayo V. A and Fagbohun F.O

Attitudes of Employees Towards Female Leadership in North Gondar Zone, Debark

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This research examined attitudes towards female leadership among employees working in the North Gondar zone of Debark applying an Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Design and Using a stratified random sampling technique, a total of 234 employees in debark were taken. WAMS (women as a managerial scale) is used for data collection. Accordingly, data was analyzed using SPSS version 20. The one-sample t-test shows that...

Author(s):Alemineh Awoke Teshager

Does Fiscal Policy Instruments Responds to Budgetary Disequilibria? The Empirical Case of Agona West Municipal Assembly in Ghana

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Fiscal policy instruments have been on ascendency among Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana since the promulgation of Ghana’s Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) Local Government Law (PNDC Law 207), 1988 and the passage of the Local Governance Act of 2016, Act 936. In the light of this, the paper seeks to investigate whether the fiscal variables like the Internally Generated Funds (IGF)...

Author(s):Abdul-Hamid AHMED

Gender Discrimination and its Implication on Performance of Local Government Staff in Oyo State, Nigeria

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The local government is the third tier of government and the closest to the people. However, over the years it has performed below expectation leading to many people calling for its abolition. Many factors have been identified as responsible for its poor performance; among which is the placing of women who are fundamental parts of the society in a disadvantaged position. The paper examined the effect of gender...

Author(s):Bassey Moses Igwe

The Relation of Human and Village Development in Indonesia

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Indonesia experienced a recession in the third quarter of 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This economic crisis is expected to last for quite a long time. Previous studies have shown that the prolonged economic crisis has a significant effect on the decline in human quality. The government must be able to control this by continuing to stabilize human development even though the pandemic is ongoing. One way is to continue...

Author(s):Royhan Faradis, Uswatun Nurul Afifah

Internal Control Systems and the Financial Management function in urban governance in Uganda

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In Uganda like many developing countries, financial management units are facing numerous performance challenges as a result of untold pressure, overwhelming deadlines, limited resources, political patronage and limited professional skills among the human resource. To unravel these impediments drastic mechanisms need to be put in place to ensure a common balance among all stakeholders, financial resources must be used in a...

Author(s):Malowa Davis Ndanyi

THE ROLE OF RANKING SYSTEM OF STAFF AND DECLINE IN DISCIPLINE, WORK ETHIC AND PERFORMANCE IN THE NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE (A CASE STUDY OF OSUN COMMAND)

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This study focuses on investigating the relationship between the Inspectorate Cadre ranking system and the decline in discipline, professionalism and work performance in the Nigeria Immigration Service (a case study of Osun State Command). The research employed the Likert type questionnaire to collect data from a target audience of one hundred and seventy six (176) officers and men of Osun command. This data was subjected...

Author(s):OLUWASOLA DAVID TAIWO, TAIWO GOODWILL ALEBIOSU

OFFICER PERSPECTIVES ON ANTISEMITIC BIAS CRIMES

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The purpose of this study was to identify the perspectives of police officers regarding antisemitic bias crimes as compared to the perspective of pre-existing research. The research method used was content analysis. Five officers from Morris County, New Jersey were interviewed and their answers were compared to the New Jersey 2017-2018 Bias Incident Report. The findings were that both officer and researcher perspectives...

Author(s):Hani Weiman

Public administration in Zimbabwe: Challenges and Prospects

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Public sector management has become an important issue in both the developed and the developing countries. The need to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the public sector organisations has called for a raft of measures within the sector. This however has presented debates in the administration circles as some measures are always being taken in a number of countries but with no meaningful change being noticeable....

Author(s):Lovemore Warurama

Technical support for women in ICT and E-Governance in Bangladesh: Challenges and potentials

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E-Governance (Electronic Governance) in recent years has been a strategic issue over the world. It includes reshaping public administration process of a country mostly at policy making level to make the traditional governance system more transparent, accountable to the people, efficient and service-oriented. Like other developing countries, Bangladesh is also stepping ahead to achieve E-Governance through increasing usage...

Author(s):Tasnuva Habib Zisan

India’s Constitution Amendment Bill for10% Quota for Economically Weaker Sections and its Realities

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The Constitution Amendment Bill introduced in the Indian parliament in January 2019 guarantees 10% quota for the economically weaker sections. There is already a constitutional provision of quota not exceeding 50% for the low caste people to set right their century old discrimination. Even though this reservation system has been in existence for the past 70 years the low caste people are not on the path of full-fledged...

Author(s):Emeritus, PG & Research Cetre,Department of Economics, Scott Christian College (Autonomous) Nagercoil –

Constraints and challenges in implementing Integrated Development Planning in South African municipalities: a case study of Mopani District

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Integrated Development Planning (IDP) was introduced in the Republic of South Africa in 1996 in order to integrate the work of a fragmented local government system with that of other spheres of government, structures and stakeholders for the attainment of a developmental local government agenda. In terms of section 152 and 153 of the Constitution, municipalities are required to play a critical role in basic service...

Author(s):Isaac Nkuna

Model for overcoming policy analysis limitation and implementation challenges: Integrative Propositional Analysis of South African National Mental Health Policy Framework and Strategic Plan 2013-2020.

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This article examines the use of integrative propositional analysis (IPA) to assess the internal logic structures of policy, to complement policy analysis and evaluation for improved implementation. Integrative propositional analysis is a methodology that studies causal logics of conceptual systems and is used to evaluate a policy’s internal coherence. The article is based on a study of the application of the integrative...

Author(s):Guswin de Wee, Nelson

socio -Economic Profiles of Political leaders among Fisherwomen in Orissa : A Case Study

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The present study aims at examining conditions and role of marine fisher women of Ganjam district of Orissa. Ganjam district is one of the most important fisheries resources of Orissa. There are about one lakhs fisherwomen living in about 114 villages in and around the coastal area. The percapita income of the fisherwomen is very low. There are social divisions among the fisherwomen and they are not united. The fisher...

Author(s): Susmita Patnaik

New Public Management Reforms and Global Convergence in Public Private Partnerships.

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The introduction of New Public Management (NPM) reform toolkit over the past three decades ignited a global discourse on whether a convergence of NPM reform practices was occurring globally. Strong arguments have continued to evolve claiming that New Public Management (NPM) reforms are a global phenomenon. However, despite the existence of evidence supporting the adoption and convergence of these reform practices...

Author(s):JULIUS MUGA OGAYO

An Assessment of the effect of ‘Service Compact with all Nigerians’ (SERVICOM) reforms on civil service structure and ethics in Anambra state - Nigeria

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The paper assesses the effect of ‘Service Compact with all Nigerians’ reforms on the structure and ethics of Anambra state civil service. A survey and descriptive methods of data collection were adopted. 214 respondents out of a total of 458 members of staff using Guilford and Flruchter (1973) formula for determining sample size were randomly selected as sample. With the aid of strategic model of Human Resource...

Author(s):Josephine Nneka Obioji and Rose C Onah

Corporate Social Responsibility for Social Dimension of Human Development in Ethiopia: A Conceptual Paper

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CSR is an important agent of change to address the challenges of social dimension of human development. This paper is to analyze how Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is important for human development. Based on analysis of 50 scholarly papers and research journals, books and organizational website products/ leaflets, the importance of CSR for human development CSR is an essential concept for the accumulation of social...

Author(s):Tesfaye Fentaw Nigatu

Social Order and Social Service Delivery By Local Government In Contemporary Nigeria: Some Ethical Issues

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Social order refers to the social systems and schemes of social relations that define the political, economic and social roles,rights and duties of people in a society. The conceptual framework of social order is presumably aimed at the individuals in the society, but this paper offers a revised or modified view of the dynamics of social order by examining the roles of institutions. The paper argued that social order in a...

Author(s):Salifu David Onu

REVENUE COLLECTION AND INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN HODAN DISTRICT, MOGADISHU SOMALIA

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This study carried out an investigation on the role of revenue collection in the infrastructural development in Hodan District of Somalia. The objectives of the study were: (i) to examine the collection of the main sources of revenue, (ii) to determine the development of infrastructure, and (iii) to establish the relationship between revenue collection and infrastructural development in Hodan Distict, Somalia. The design...

Author(s):OYETOLA OLAOLUWA ONIWIDE

How Individual, Job and Working Environment Characteristics Effects Employee Performance in Indonesian State Employment Agency

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The objective of this paper was to examine the effect of individual characteristics, job characteristics, and working environment characteristics on employee performance at the Indonesian State Employment Agency. The research conducted used primary data from 358 respondents through questionnaires, direct observation of the object under study and a review of the literature. The method of analysis used quantitative data to...

Author(s):Rinanda Ayu Octaviani, M.Ali Iqbal and Rhian Indradewa

PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP AND THE GROWTH OF NEW PUBLIC MANAGEMENT IN LAGOS STATE CIVIL SERVICE: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY

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The author identified the key bureaucratic features that affected public service delivery, evaluated the role of public private partnership in service delivery, examined the effect of the new method on socio-economic development and analysed the challenges facing the adoption of the new public management strategies in Lagos State Civil Service. These were with a view to analysing the role of public private partnership and...

Author(s):Agboola Theophilius Olu

AN APPRAISAL OF THE MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN AFRICA: THE NIGERIAN EXPERIENCE

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This study is a critical examination and discussion of the Management of Human Resources and Millennium Development Goals in Africa with particular reference to Nigerian Experience. It highlights the importance of Human Resource in Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria, and exhibits the link between human resources management and sustainable development objectives. The study revealed that Nigeria is blessed with abundant...

Author(s):KUNLE SEHINDE BENSON and ELIZABETH IFEYINWA BENSON

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