Assessing the Effectiveness of Policy Implementation of Public Policies Case Study: Naads Program, Moyo Sub-County, Moyo District.
Author: Mazapkwe Beatrice
Supervisor: George Mukasa Ssengooba
The study is to assess the effectiveness of policy implementation of public policies. The Case study was the NAADS program. The main objective was to examine the effectiveness of implementation of the NAADS program. Specific objectives are to find out how NAADS program is implemented; to find out the gaps in the effective implementation of NAADs program; and to find out the strategies to improve the effectiveness in the implementation of NAADS program in Moyo sub-county.
Case study was used as the research design; both quantitative and quantitative approach was used. It targeted 50 respondents which include the NAADS coordinator, sub-county chief, parish chiefs, extension workers, CDO‘s, LCIII, LCII, LCI, beneficiaries. The data was collected using questionnaires and interview guides administered to the sampled population, and it was later presented in form of tables, frequency counts, percentage and narratives.
After analyzing the data the study found that NAADS program was implemented through selection of beneficiaries, training, participations of farmers, Advisory providers, distribution of seeds. The study also established that there are gaps which affected the effective implementation of the NAADS program like corruption and embezzlement of funds, poor facilitation of the extension workers, limited training of the farmers, delay in tendering and procurement, lack of ownership of the NAADS program, distribution of poor quality seeds. The study established strategies to improve effectiveness in the implementation of NAADS program in Moyo sub-county which include; close monitoring of beneficiaries by different stakeholders, steady guidelines in the NAADS program, change of attitudes among the beneficiaries, timely release of funds, tendering and procurement should also be done locally at community level, payment of subscription fees, set of bye-laws.
In conclusion: there is need to ensure that the NAADS program is effectively implemented to achieve its objectives, to reduce the gaps in effective implementation of the NAADS, and to use initiated strategies to address issues of corruption and embezzlement, lack of ownership, distribution of poor quality seeds, continuous changes in the guidelines.
My recommendation is to the government it should ensure that there is creation of awareness among the beneficiaries to own the NAADS program, change of attitudes of the beneficiaries to own the program as a major source of livelihood, procurement should also be at local community levels so that it can boost and increase the income of the beneficiary farmers. There should also be close monitoring of beneficiaries.