PLANNING IMPLEMENTATION AND CONTROL IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

PLANNING IMPLEMENTATION AND CONTROL IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR. (A CASE STUDY OF KWARA STATE BUREAU OF ECONOMIC PLANNING)

CHAPTER ONE

1.1 Introduction

        The main essence at any development planning is to organize the priorities of government in such a way as to quicken the pace of development. With in the last two decades, most countries of the third world nation,  have drawn  up national development plans with the objective  at accelerating  the economic growth and the rate at which the standard of living  of the  populace can be raised  in  addition to sustaining an  increases rate of economic growth and  raising  the standard of living  of the people  most of the plans  also  aim  of limiting  the foreign  control of the country economic.

        Nigeria as  a developing country,  is characterized by the attributes of less developed nations  these feature of under development include poor housing  standard of living  poor health facilities,  poor housing condition , problems of infrastructures, illiteracy, low  level  of economic  development compounded by object poverty.

        Government  at all levels federal state  and local had made concrete efforts  to stand the scourge of  these attributes though various development plans.    

        There is the need for a continuous monitoring and evaluation  of the development process of any nation, so as to ensure that appropriate measures are  taken  to correct and identifies anomalies   on the growth  path  of such nation. This  will enhance further  growth  and development.

1.2 THE AIM OF THE STUDY 

        It is the aim of this study to assess the trend of development in kwara state and to see to what extent   the various development plans  had been able to meet their objectives. The aim of  the study  is also to examine the problems  inherent in the various plans and how it can improved.

1.3 THE SCOPE OF THE STUDY

The study intend  to discuss the various development plan of kwara state. This will not be done   on sartorial basis  unless where it is important to do so in order to take our  point clearer.  Development planning procedure in  kwara state  will be discussed  and the problem of its implementation and control.

1.4 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

In carrying  out this study both  primary and secondary  method of data  collection  have been  used. Most  of the interviews are staff of the  kwara state  department  of budget  and other staff ministries  and parastatals are  also interviewed.

        The various development plans of kwara state various  progress report on the capital  and recurrent  expenditure  of kwara, state are examined. Other sources of information include  journals, budget speeches  and other government publications.

1.5 MEANINGS OF THE TERM USED  

        For proper under standing of the study, some terms need to be define. These are the basic terms which serve as the foundation on which the study is build. These terms include the following built. These include the following.

DEVELOPMENT PLANNING

 This involves the deliberate efforts by the government to set out its development, and objective to demonstrate initiate in tackling the country‚Äôs development problems in order to attain rapid economic growth.

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