Paul Kwaku Larbi AndersonUniversität Siegen · Center for Planning and Evaluation of Social Services (ZPE)
Paul Kwaku Larbi Anderson
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Paul Kwaku Larbi Anderson is a research associate at the Centre for Planning and Evaluation of Social Services (ZPE), University of Siegen. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and a Master of Arts - M.A. ‘Roads to Democracies’ - an interdisciplinary and research-oriented master’s program integrating history, political science, and sociology from the University of Siegen in Germany. He had his bachelor's degree in Social Studies from the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana.
In recent times, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are being adopted more widely and variously by local governments across the globe to enhance citizens' participation in the socio-political decision-making process. Potentially, ICTs, if properly designed and implemented, can improve civic participation in the context of information...
A Pilot project in Nsawam/Adoagyiri and Suhum Municipalities in Ghana by the Centre for Planning and Evaluation of Social Services (ZPE), University of Siegen, (Germany)
The role of traditional authorities in local governance has evolved steadily in different parts of Africa. It is assumed that, in most parts of the continent, traditional authorities' legitimacy enables them to play a lead role in local governance and development. This study scrutinizes the trajectory of traditional authority in contemporary govern...
Abstract: The unit committee model representing the basic structure of Ghana’s decentralization and local government program plays a crucial role in grassroots mobilization and community participation in the decision-making and implementation process. This paper reviews the prospects of the unit committee models as a unique feature of Ghana´s decen...
The paper discusses the effects of the Ghanaian decentralization process on the prospects of disability mainstreaming at the local level. It argues that while decentralized public structures in Ghana offer structural potential for the implementation of disability-related legislation and policies of higher state and international levels, the mainstr...