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Evaluating the Budget and Efficiency of the Security, Justice and Governance Cluster in Uganda: An Empirical Analysis

Albert Byamugisha, Benon C. Basheka
Africa’s Public Service Delivery & Performance Review | Vol 3, No 2 | a80 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/apsdpr.v3i2.80 | © 2015 Albert Byamugisha, Benon C. Basheka | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 23 November 2016 | Published: 01 June 2015

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Albert Byamugisha, Office of the Prime Minister, Uganda
Benon C. Basheka, Uganda Technology & Management University, Uganda

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Abstract

Performance measurement has increasingly become central to the efficiency and effectiveness of any government – developed or developing. The introduction of public sector reforms, which transferred most service delivery obligations to the private sector under the New Public Management (NPM) doctrines, demanded a strong performance measurement framework. Sequel to continual government's role in public service delivery in the last decade coming under attack, a revival interest in the exact role of government in public services delivery has thus become imperative. Evaluating performance of different sectors of government is paramount and provides useful information for effective decision-making. This article presents empirical findings of the Government Half Annual Performance Report for the security, justice and governance cluster. The objective is to highlight areas where progress has been made against the set targets and actions and where delays have been occasioned within the context of Uganda. These findings however are useful in guiding different actors including Cabinet and line Ministries, Departments, Agencies and Local governments in ensuring that agreed targets are met at the end of the Financial Year.

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Government efficiency, Evaluation, Performance measurement; Self- assessment; Uganda

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