Research Proposal on Factors Affecting enforcement of procurement law in Africa: A Case Study of Uganda
Factors Affecting enforcement of procurement law in Africa:
A Case Study of Uganda
Background of the study
Like any other country in Africa, Uganda is also taking their actions on enforcing procurement law. In 1999, the government has considered a reform with their Task Force which aims on having transparency and accountability, fairness and equal opportunity and integration of the public procurement system with public financial management model. In addition the company also provides more attractive investment climates by lowering risks and maximising some competition to be able to satisfy the needs of their clients and ensure value for money. And lastly, reformed was considered to streamline procurement system through the gradual adoption of e-commerce.
However, it can be said that even though there are approaches considered to enforce and implement procurement law in Africa, there are still factors that affect the enforcement of this law in the country. In this proposed study, the researcher will introduce the various enforcement of procurement law in Africa, specifically in Uganda. Their political and economic stability will also be studied in this research in order to determine whether the factors affecting enforcement of procurement law in the coutnry.
Statement of the Problem
This study will be conducted in order to determine the factors affecting the enforcement of procurement law in Uganda. Specifically, this study will answer the following queries:
- What are the factors affecting the enforcement of procurement law in Uganda?
- What actions have they done with regards to factors affecting the enforcement of procurement law in Uganda?
- What are the positive or negative effects of these factors that affects the enforcement of procurement law in Uganda?
- Are they politically and economically equipped to carry out approaches to control these factors?
Objectives of the Study
- To describe enforcement of procurement law in Uganda
- To determine the positive and effects of the factors that affects the enforcement of procurement law in Uganda
- To assess the political and economic stability of Uganda to carry out approaches to control and manage these factors.
- To formulate feasible recommendations regarding the improvement of enforcement of procurement law in Uganda
Significance of the Study
The results that will be gathered from this study will be beneficial to the African society and the society of Uganda in particular, This study will be significant to the nation in such a way that it will contribute to the resolution probles in enforcing procurement law. By assessing factors that affects the enforcement of procurement law in Uganda the researcher will be able to formulate plausible recommendations directed towards their improvement. These recommendations will eventually be applied and help resolve the issue. This study will also be significant to the Africans and the rest of the world through its emphasis on the issue of procurement law enforcement. As this problem is currently occurring, this study will then be relevant to the present time.
Overview of the Methodology
This research study will be conducted under the qualitative paradigm using the qualitative means of data gathering. The data gathering procedures will be compose mostly of key informant interviews and focus group discussion in order to provide in-depth analysis of the research problem. The researcher will also need to find time to review the bulk of studies on topics such as international laws, procurement law enforcement, and locally conducted economic studies and analysis of the country of Uganda.
The participants for the key informant interviews will be the people from the local government who have the knowledge to give light on the issue of procurement law as well as the current economic status of the country and its people. These officials should also be able to provide answers to the problems in the agricultural sector. The focus group discussion, on the other hand, will be composed of people from the public agencies who are involved in enforcing procurement law. The instruments will include documentation materials and equipments as well as guide questions on the focus group discussion and the interviews. The presentation and analysis of the findings and results will be summarized on matrices and in-depth analysis will be provided to come up with sound recommendations.
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