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Re – examining the Fight against Public Sector Corruption in Nigeria: Has the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) lived up to its billing? (Published)

Issues of corruption have continued to feature prominently in the management of national affairs globally, and particularly in transitional States. Public governance in Nigeria has been serially accused with verifiable proofs of unbridled corruption, and is therefore a huge contributor to Nigeria’s embarrassing corruption perception on the Global Corruption Index. The ICPC as an institutional response to the ugly trend, is intended at curbing the incidence, severity, and depth of corruption in Nigeria public service. It is however worrisome, that public sector corruption is yet to witness a significant downward review, as bizarre incidences of public sector corruption continues to emerge even with the presence of ICPC. This paper therefore leverages on a Desk Study, hinged on Documentary Analysis, to interrogate how effective the ICPC has been, in the fight against Public Sector corruption in Nigeria, and to also ascertain, some of the challenges that militate against its operations. The findings show among others, that although the ICPC made some contributions to the fight against corruption, it is generally adjudged quite weak and ineffective, for reasons that range from wide political interferences/lack of autonomy, absence of the requisite political will, and poor funding. It is recommended among others, that the ICPC should be redesigned to make it much more autonomous and insulated from the likelihood of detrimental political influences as much as possible.

Keywords: Corruption, Effectiveness, Independent, Public Sector, institutionalization

Effectiveness of Evaluation of Electronic Identity Card (E-Id) Policy in Cimahi City, West Java Province, Indonesia (Published)

The phenomenon of the problem in this study is related to effectiveness in policy evaluation Electronic Identity Card (e-ID) in Cimahi is not optimal. This can be seen from the achievement of the policy objectives of the e-ID card that has not been fully realized in order to build an accurate database population and improve public services in Cimahi. The method used is descriptive qualitative approach. The technique of collecting data through observation, in-depth interviews, and documentation. The research instrument in this study is the researchers themselves, whereas the key informant is a team of evaluators e-ID card, and informants are supporters of Parliament elements, sub-district officials, village officials, Operator e-ID card and e-ID cards compulsory community. The results showed that the policy of e-ID in Cimahi is still not effective, it is seen from the impact resulting from the policy of e-ID card is still not visible. A team of evaluators in the evaluation of policies implemented e-ID card is limited only see the target of a recording made public as well as the distribution of e-ID cards to the public. Thus the nature of the e-ID card must provide value benefits to society yet to be seen.

Keywords: Effectiveness, Electronic Identity Card (e-Id), Policy Evaluation


The subject matter of this research is effectiveness of evaluation of coal mining venture licensing policy in Muara Enim Regency, South Sumatera Province, which had not yet succeed in realizing its goals to produce a maximum outcomes or benefit for local population as referred to the conditions stipulated in the Constitution and also a number of policies related to the activities of exploitation of natural resources in Indonesia. Meanwhile, method and research approach adopted here was qualitative research with descriptive approach which, in colleting the data, conducted direct observation in field and in-depth interview with the research subjects or resource persons, and informant and key informants. In order to determine reliability level of the data obtained from the research or significance level of this research, validity testing steps such as data credibility test (internal validity) with source triangulation model, were conducted. Findings from this research revealed that nonfundamental, noncomprehensive changes in the mining licensing policy caused the principal goals of this policy could not be realized. Although several improvement in the licensing processes had been made, as indicated by higher responsiveness and efficiency in relation to the requirements defined, these improvement did not guarantee that the policy was more appropriate when seen from the fairness or equity perspective and the results expected from the policy’s goal or target. Likewise, the more decentralized policy regarding mining venture license did not result in higher efficiency and effectiveness of mine management

Keywords: Coal Mining, Effectiveness, Policy Evaluation, Venture License


Basically, about 80% of the total populations of Borno State are rural based. One of the major problems facing Borno State Local Governments today is the fact that the vast rural areas need urgent socio-economic development so that the bulk of the population might be kept happy in their abodes. Administrative Efficiency at the local government level will facilitate rural development which will adequately check the influx of the skilled and unskilled manpower from these rural areas to the urban centers. To accomplish this, good local governance through proper execution of rural projects that will provide the rural population with employment opportunities, education, recreation and leisure, security, health and the like are very essential. Therefore, the paper argued that the allegations from the public that local government have not been performing very well in service delivery and being described as centres of sharing money is a problem of administrative efficiency and effectiveness. The paper revealed that the nature of state-local government relations in Borno State in most cases is impacting negatively on local administrative efficiency thereby rendering service delivery ineffective. In practice local government in most states of the federation including Borno State is not recognized as third tier of government but local administration. They operate as an extension of state ministry because they lack autonomy in line with the presidential system of government. The paper therefore, recommended among others that relationship between State-Local Government Relations should be build on mutual cooperation and respect to see themselves as equal partners in progress; and also proper consultation of community members should be encouraged before formulation and execution of community projects

Keywords: Borno State, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Local government Administration, Nigeria

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