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Title: Community governance and service delivery in Nepal: an assessment of influencing factors
Contributor(s): Acharya, Keshav K (author); Zafarullah, Habib  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2018-12
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.5130/cjlg.v0i21.6739
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Abstract: This paper analyses factors influencing effective service delivery at the grassroots level in Nepal, through a qualitative field study which includes in-depth interviews with 110 community-based organisations (CBOs) and five focus group discussions. The findings indicate that a wide range of governance arrangements have been deployed in the effort to achieve effective service delivery. However, many CBOs lack a solid governance system for their development undertakings, leading to poor performance and lack of accountability. A number of factors are identified as causing this weak practical application of community governance, notably institutional mechanisms, socio-economic structures, power politics and interests, capacity limitations and resource constraints.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, v.21, p. 1-24
Publisher: UTS ePRESS
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1836-0394
Field of Research (FOR): 160512 Social Policy
160804 Rural Sociology
160801 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 940201 Civics and Citizenship
940117 Structure, Delivery and Financing of Community Services
940199 Community Service (excl. Work) not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

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