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
  • Published Articles: 145

Full Length Research Paper

Measuring the performance of the economic infrastructure and competitivenes cluster in Uganda

Albert Byamugisha
  • Albert Byamugisha
  • Commissioner for Monitoring and Evaluation, Office of the Prime Minister-Uganda.
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Benon, C. Basheka*
  • Benon, C. Basheka*
  • School of Business and Management, Uganda Technology and Management University, Uganda.
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  •  Received: 14 May 2015
  •  Accepted: 01 March 2016
  •  Published: 31 March 2016

Abstract

Performance measurement has become a central feature to the efficiency and effectiveness of the government of Uganda especially with increasing accusations from the citizens on deficits in service delivery in the economic infrastructure cluster Energy and Mineral development, Information and communication technology, works and transport. While most government agencies receive a substantial portion of budget allocations, this has had an uneven association to better public service delivery. Government is thus challenged to find new and more efficient ways to deliver public goods and services. Moreover, linking budget allocations with efficiency performance is an important step that once carefully subjected to policy analysis can significantly result in better policy decisions.  This paper presents empirical findings of the Government Half Annual Performance Report for the performance of the Economic Infrastructure cluster. The objective is to highlight areas where progress has been made against the set targets and actions, and where delays have been occasioned. These findings are useful in guiding different actors including cabinet and line ministries, departments, agencies and local governments in ensuring that agreed targets are met by the end of the financial year and appeals to a wider local and international audience.

Key words: Performance measurement, economic infrastructure, self-assessment, Uganda.