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Dr Umar Kakumba

Dr Umar Kakumba (Makerere University)

Research title: Human Resources Retention in Uganda's Local Government: Review of Policy and Institutional Mechanisms With Lessons From The British Experience.

Research project: Dr Umar Kakumba is working on a research project entitled ‘Human Resources Retention in Uganda’s Local Government: Review of Policy and Institutional Mechanisms With Lessons From The British Experience’. The study seeks to examine human resources retention practices in Uganda’s local government from the framework of existing policy and institutional arrangements, while at the same time comparing with the British systems – given that Uganda is a former British colony where major local policy regimes have largely borrowed from the British systems. The study has the following research objectives:

Collaborating with: Dr Shailaja Fennell, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge..

1.To examine the nature of local government jobs and how they have affected HR retention;
2.To analyse the policy and regulatory framework relating to local government on how it has affected HR retention;
3.To assess the existing mechanisms for personal growth and development towards HR retention in local government;
4.To review and draw lessons from the British system and experiences on how the policy and organisational arrangements in local government could be revitalized to enhance HR retention and development in Uganda.

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