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Title: Local government decentralization and poverty alleviation in Gal-Mudug state, Somalia
Authors: Abdullahi Farah, Abdinasir
Keywords: Local government
Poverty alleviation
Gal-Mudug state, Somalia
Issue Date: Nov-2019
Publisher: Kampala International University. College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: Somalia has been confronted with the challenge of object poverty that lasted well over two centuries. Local government decentralization is one of the strategies adopted by its government in the hope that its implementation could engenders a downward review of the nation’s poverty profile.This study is aimed at investigating the role of local government decentralization in poverty alleviation in Galmudug-Somalia. The objectives of the study were; to determine the nature of local government decentralization in poverty alleviation in Galmudug-Somalia, to assess the role of local government decentralization in Galmudug-Somalia, to establish the relationship between decentralization of local government and poverty alleviation in Galmudug-Somalia and to investigate the challenges against local government in poverty alleviation in Galmudug-Somalia.The research was a descriptive research with a cross-sectional design. It is a descriptive because it examined the relationship between local government decentralization and poverty alleviation in Galmudug in Somalia. It is of a cross-sectional design because the data was collected once and presented. The research was carried out in Galmudug central Somalia. The researcher employed questionnaire and Focus Group Discussion (FGD) to gather primary data for the purpose of achieving the study’s objectives. The study findings indicated that local government decentralization has a significant impact on poverty alleviation in Galmudug-Somalia by 48.2% (R Square=0.482). The descriptive analysis of local government decentralization and poverty alleviation also confirmed the positive significant impact between these two variables. The mean of local government decentralization and Poverty alleviation both showed low rate (mean= 3.23; 2.779). This interprets the low involvement of the social leaders in the local government and therefore leads to low poverty alleviation. Hence, the significant effect of local government decentralization on poverty alleviation indicates their positive relationship. The study suggested the government of Somalia to develop collaborative network that bring together diverse people in the local government, including the young, middle-aged and elderly, minorities and the physically challenged people in partnership in order to improve their livelihood for the purpose of poverty alleviation.
Description: A Research Report Submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in Partial Fulfilment for the Award of a Master’s Degree in Public Administration of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Masters of Arts in Public Administration and Management

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