The Imbalance between Public Expectations and Resource Provision in Developing Countries: Can Inter-Assemblies Cooperation Reduce the Gap?

Emmanuel Senior Tenakwah, Benjamin Otchere-Ankrah

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Abstract

Local authorities have long sought for solutions to the numerous service delivery challenges arising out of increasing demands from the general public coupled with budgetary constraints. One such solution is inter-organisational cooperation which has been found as an alternative cost-effective way of providing services to the general public. Drawing on resource-dependency theory, this paper explores the possibilities and challenges of cooperation among Assemblies in Ghana by adopting a qualitative approach. The findings reveal that inter-district cooperation is still at its development stages in Ghana despite the respondents’ recognition that it has the potential to address most of the problems faced by District Assemblies in Ghana.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1097-1108
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration
Volume43
Issue number13
Early online date16 Sept 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2020
Externally publishedYes

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