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Bawole, Justice Nyigmah

Works: 6 works in 19 publications in 1 language and 166 library holdings
Roles: Editor, Author
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Most widely held works by Justice Nyigmah Bawole
Development management : theory and practice by Justice Nyigmah Bawole( )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Présentation de l'éditeur : "Despite significant financial investments, the rate of development and pace of poverty reduction in developing and transitional countries has not always matched expectations. Development management typically involves complex interactions between governmental and non-governmental organisations, donors and members of the public, and can be difficult to navigate. This volume brings together theoretical and empirical underpinnings of development management, and to consider the prospects and challenges associated with it in the context of both developing and transitional countries. Refering to dominant norms and values in public and developmental organisations, development management is tied up with the attitudes and perceptions of various stakeholders including : government officials, public sector managers, aid workers, donors and members of the public. Attempting to make sense of complex interactions between these actors is highly problematic and calls for new approaches, models and insights. Based on cutting-edge research, the chapters challenge much of the previous discourse on the subject and evaluate the challenges and opportunities that it presents. Development management offers academics, researchers and practitioners of public administration, business and management, international development and political science a comprehensive and state-of-the-art review of current research on development management in the context of developing and transitional countries."
Public administration in Ghana : selected contemporary issues( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development management in developing and transitional countries : theory and practice( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance management implementation challenges in Ghana's local government system( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the current performance management system of the Sefwi Wiawso Municipal Assembly as well as the challenges faced by the Assembly in implementing its performance management system. Design/methodology/approach: The specific design that was adopted is the case study approach. The primary data were gathered through in-depth interviews. In total, 20 heads of departments and employees were purposively sampled. The data gathered from the interviews were analysed using Miles and Huberman's (1994) approach to qualitative data analysis. Findings: The paper reveals that the performance management system of the Assembly has not been effective. The study also reveals poor communication, poor integration, low commitment by the top officials, absence of training, inadequate capacity for setting clear targets and objectives, and measuring and evaluation criteria for performance assessment, cultural issues, absence of rewards for good performance, financial constraints, weak and highly bureaucratic management systems as challenges facing performance management system of the assembly. Practical implications: This study indicates that the training of supervisors and the linking of performance management systems with reward and recognition are key to ensuring an effective implementation of the performance management system of the Assembly. Originality/value: This paper contributes to literature by examining the performance management system of the Sefwi Wiawso Municipal Assembly in the Western Region of Ghana by describing and drawing lessons from local government experiences in the implementation of performance management systems in developing countries
The dynamics of e-government enactment in a developing country public sector organisation: evidence from Ghana( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The demand for accountability, transparency and efficient service delivery by citizens in many countries is pushing many governments to adopt e-government initiatives in achieving timely and efficient information dissemination. However, research shows that many public organisations in developing countries have been slow in responding to these developments. This study investigates how organisational level factors shape e-government implementation in public organisations in a developing country. Participants were purposively selected and one-on-one in-depth interviews were used to collect data. The study identified inadequate financial and human resources, leadership support, low information communication technology (ICT) literacy as well as inadequate ICT equipment and low internet connectivity to be the factors militating against the effective implementation of the computer based technology (CBT) program at the driver and vehicle licensing authority (DVLA). The study concludes that e-government has the potential to enhance the delivery of services in public organisations if these challenges are addressed
Rethinking Persistent Poverty in Northern Ghana: The Primacy of Policy and Politics over Geography( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : The Ghanaian economy has long been characterized by the persistence of regional income inequalities along a north‐south divide, where poverty remains disproportionately concentrated in the northern part of the country. In contrast to much of the extant literature, which explains this phenomenon in terms of the relatively unfavorable geography in the north vis‐à‐vis the south, this article suggests the need to understand this problem as the product of the export‐biased orientation of agricultural policy and the relative neglect of the agricultural products in which the north has comparative advantage in producing. The Ghanaian experience suggests that relying on migration and other redistributionist measures as the means to overcome spatial poverty traps can be problematic not only for regions that are not well connected to those prosperous parts of a country but also for those that are fully connected through adverse forms of inclusion. Related Articles: Moreno‐Jaimes, Carlos .2011 . "Is Local Spending Responsive to the Poor? An Appraisal of Resource Allocation and Electoral Rewards in Mexico ."Politics & Policy 39 (6 ):1021 ‐1052 . Bowman, Kirk S .2002 . "Will Vote for Food? Regime Type and Equity in the Developing World ."Politics & Policy 30 (4 ):736 ‐760 . Dent, David W .1985 . "The Politics of Regional Inequality in Urban Development: Colombia's Costa Atlantica ."Politics & Policy 13 (2 ):133 ‐164 . Related Media: Videos : United Nations University.2013 . Politics and Institutions . IGA Conference Parallel 3.4. UNU‐Wider .2013 . "IGA Conference ‐ Politics and Institutions Q&A." UNU‐Wider .2013 . "IGA Conference ‐ Politics and Institutions 2/3."
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Alternative Names
Bawole, J. N.

English (19)