Bottom up planning and financial performance: a perception in Amudat District Local Government, Uganda

Eric Mabonga, Iriama Charles Lorot, Sunday Arthur, Nakate Sylvia, Busingye Suzan


This study intended to establish the effect of Bottom up planning on performance in Amudat district local government. The independent variable is conceptualized in terms of needs assessment; needs prioritization and needs identification and the dependent variable in terms of service delivery. A cross sectional survey design was adopted using questionnaires to collect data. A sample of 364 multi-stake respondents was used. Using simple linear regression, findings revealed that; bottom up planning have a very strong positive effect on performance. We therefore, conclude that bottom up planning is a good predictor of performance in local governments. The central government to enable the local government to engage the people at grass root level to identify community needs through bottom-up approach. The central government through experts should develop policies in tandem with community needs through participative planning. The expert or technocrats should be involved at the stage of needs identification.

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