How Does Horizontal Support Communication affect Fiscal Decentralisation? An analysis of Government Aided Primary Schools in Eastern Uganda

  • Kato Hussein Munuulo Mbarara University of Science and Technology
  • Kedibone Phago North West University, South Africa
  • Gerald Karyeija Uganda Management Institute, Uganda
Keywords: Fiscal Decentralisation, Horizontal Support Communication, lowest accounting officers, Government aided primary schools

Abstract

The paper considers a question of public schooling system in the context of how the Horizontal Support Communication (HSC) affects the notion of Fiscal Decentralisation (FD). It is a considered view that many public schools face serious challenges in the management of fiscal resources which requires that the Central Government streamlines communication and availability of information to the lowest accounting officers (Head teachers). The paper undertakes to analyse how a Horizontal Support Communication arrangement could enhance Fiscal Decentralisation delivery in the public sector. A focus for this paper is placed on a Government Aided Programme in Elementary Education Sector in Busoga sub region of Eastern Uganda.  This empirical study contributes to knowledge as it is the first regional study in Uganda that adopted a cross-sectional design approach using a quantitative research paradigm together with correlation and regression analysis. This approach was necessitated by the relatively inexpensive data collection process which was able to access a larger sample of 306 respondents.  The key finding provides that there is a positive and significant outcome which suggests that Horizontal Support Communication could effectively improve Fiscal Decentralisation. 

Published
2021-06-01
How to Cite
Munuulo, K. H., Phago, K., & Karyeija, G. (2021). How Does Horizontal Support Communication affect Fiscal Decentralisation? An analysis of Government Aided Primary Schools in Eastern Uganda. International Journal of Technology and Management, 6(1), 1-12. Retrieved from https://utamu.ac.ug/ijotm/index.php/ijotm/article/view/85
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