Journal of Public Value and Administrative Insight <p><strong>The Journal of Public Value and Administrative Insight (JPVAI)</strong> is a peer-reviewed, international quarterly that publishes original, theoretical, empirical, quantitative and qualitative research in the broad field of public value and administration. This includes recent development in the areas of public value, management, and administrative sciences as well as interdisciplinary research in related fields, such as governance, personnel administration, human resource management, organizational behavior, sustainability, innovation, leadership studies, marketing, commerce, finance, economic and operations management.</p> en-US (Abdul Sami) (Muhammad Imran Qureshi) Tue, 12 Oct 2021 12:26:32 -0400 OJS 60 Foreign aid to Africa after the global financial crisis: A consideration in retrospect <p class="RiAbstractText">Several projections were made during and after the Global financial crises of 2007-2009 about the continuity of foreign aid to Africa.Some opined that the financial crises will reach Sub Saharan Africa via the decline of foreign aid as well as other financial transfers such as remittances and Foreign Direct Investment. It is on this premise that this study examined the flow of foreign aid to Africa in an effort to appreciate the trend before, during and after the Global financial crisis. The study used trend charts and the Bai-Perron multiple structural break test as well as the Chow test to analyse data sourced from the World Bank Indicators. The results show that, though Overall ODA dropped in 2007, it consistently increased up to 2013 by 25%. The structural break test shows that the trend of ODA has not significantly changed as a result of the Global financial crisis for; low, lower middle, higher middle and Sub Saharan countries as a whole. The result further shows that ODA to low income countries were higher than those of lower middle income countries which was equally higher than higher middle income countries. ODA to the agricultural, educational and economic infrastructural sector all increased after 2009. It is only ODA to the health sector that dropped significantly. The study concludes that Foreign aid to Africa has not declined, but rather improved in most cases. It therefore commends the efforts of aid donors and emphasizes the complementing role of foreign aid to Africa.</p> Lasbrey Anochiwa, Roseline Sama Copyright (c) 2021 Journal of Public Value and Administrative Insight Sun, 01 Aug 2021 00:00:00 -0400 Challenges of Northern Nigerian women liberation and involvement in trade union movements <p class="RiAbstractText">Nigerian trade union movements were initiated to protect the right and interest of its members. Because of this the paper aim to examine the challenges of Northern Nigerians women’s liberation and involvement in trade union movements. Surely, women are encountering numerous challenges in the NTU of the Northern region and are not well empowered in trade union movements of the Northern region. These challenges have repeatedly postured a danger or set back to women participation, empowerment, and representation in the trade unionism of the region. This study is qualitative in nature. Data were obtained through primary and secondary sources of data collection, by the used of semi-structured questionnaires and systematic review of related literature. This aided the researcher in acquiring suitable and right data on the topic under study. In explaining the topic under study Social Constructivism and Liberal Feminist theories was used, the supposition of these theories positioned on gender disparity as man-made not naturally formed. The study found that cultural stereotype, religion factors, unequal access to the education time factor, poverty, among others have harmfully paid to women empowerment and participation in trade union movements of the Northern region. Thus, the research recommends that the government should provide women with free education and different kinds of skills acquisition programmes to empower them to participate in the trade union movements in the Northern region. Religion leaders and parents should enlighten their children/women on the significance of women participation and empowerment in the trade union activities of the Northern region.</p> Mustapha Alhaji Ali, Bilkisu Lawan Gana , Ali Inusa Copyright (c) 2021 Journal of Public Value and Administrative Insight Sun, 01 Aug 2021 00:00:00 -0400 Prospects and problems of agricultural credit loan in Bangladesh: A case study of Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (RAKUB) <p class="RiAbstractText">Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (RAKUB) acting a vital role within the economic development of Bangladesh particularly in supporting the farmers of the sixteen districts of Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions in Bangladesh. Agriculture remnants the foremost essential part of the Bangladeshi economy. According to WDI, the agriculture sector contributing 12.68 % to the GDP and supplying employment for 38.58% (% of total employment) of the population in 2019. A polarity of Bangladeshis earns their livelihood from agriculture. The recital of this sector has a laudable collision on the particular economic development of the country. To disentangle a farmer beginning the swamp of poverty and boost food fabrication, storage, and provide, agricultural credit is important. The key aim of the study is to analyze the prospects and problems of agricultural credit loans of RAKUB, Bangladesh. The execution of agriculture credit plans in RAKUB is hindered by many tribulations. These tribulations and others topics immediately the significant role of agricultural credit bent the origin of discussion in this study.</p> Md Shakib Ahamed, Md Nazmus Sadekin, Shapan Chandra Majumder, Md. Hasanur Rahman, Md. Mazadul Hoque Copyright (c) 2021 Journal of Public Value and Administrative Insight Sun, 01 Aug 2021 00:00:00 -0400 Relationship between banking service quality and customer satisfaction of commercial banks in Cumilla district, Bangladesh <p>Commercial banking sector plays significant role in achieving economic development. Service quality in banking sector is vital issues for developing country like Bangladesh. The present study explores the relationship between customer satisfaction and service quality of the commercial banks in Cumilla district. The total number of sample was 400. The data was collected by face to face interview using structured questionnaire method. In questionnaire, the close ended and open ended questions were used to collect data. The principle point of the investigation is to evaluate the service quality of commercial banks in Cumilla and its effect on customer satisfaction. The SERVQUAL model considers five major components like responsiveness, reliability, assurance, empathy and tangibility. Five hypotheses have been used by considering five major factor of SERVQUAL model. The coefficients of SERVQUAL factors estimated by SEM approach, the factors like responsiveness, reliability, assurance, empathy and tangibility takes the coefficients value 0.67, 0.62, 0.60, 0.84 and 0.58 respectively. The results indicate that other independent variable remains constants, 1-unit change in responsiveness will build consumer loyalty 0.67 units; similarly, 1-unit change in reliability will build consumer loyalty by 0.62 units; 1-unit change in assurance will increase consumer loyalty by 0.60 units. Where, the results of empathy and tangibility also show positive coefficients are 0.84 and 0.58 respectively to explain the customer satisfaction. The study concluded that the considered five factors plays effective role to increase the service quality. The study findings might contribute to understand the customer’s pulse and take necessary modification by the management, board of governance and policy makers.</p> Ebrahim Sarkar, Md. Shamimul Islam Copyright (c) 2021 Journal of Public Value and Administrative Insight Tue, 12 Oct 2021 12:12:42 -0400 Challenges of knowledge sharing within oil & gas sector <p class="RiAbstractText"><em>Purpose: </em>This paper intends to examine the challenges towards knowledge sharing within four sub sectors of Pakistan’s Oil &amp; Gas industry, i.e. E&amp;P Upstream, Field service providers, Midstream and Downstream. It is accomplished by conducting a focused quantitative research &amp; subsequent statistical analysis on the perceptions of O&amp;G professionals towards various challenges of knowledge sharing at organizational level. <em>Research Design/Methodology/Approach: </em>The research employed a questionnaire based quantitative study comprising of 27 closed ended questions for collecting insights of O&amp;G professionals towards challenges of Knowledge sharing. Based upon 286 responses collected from all four subsectors of Pakistan’s O&amp;G industry, correlation and regression analysis were applied to assess the various challenges towards the process of knowledge sharing. <em>Findings: </em>Good level of interpersonal trust among employees, Adequate communication, Knowledge as a power, Low organizational hierarchy, Efficacious rewards &amp; recognition mechanisms and Existence of IT tools have a positive impact on the process of knowledge sharing. <em>Research Limitations/Implications: </em>Research was focused on the O&amp;G sector of Pakistan, and thus it can’t be generalized to any other sector or country. <em>Originality/Value: </em>This study fulfills the insufficiency of research regarding challenges of KS within all sub sectors of Pakistan’s O&amp;G sector. It lists down the key challenges of KS &amp; thus provides an insight for enhancing the culture of KS at organizational level.</p> Jawad Ali, Muhammad Saeed Lodhi, Muhammad Shafiq Copyright (c) 2021 Journal of Public Value and Administrative Insight Tue, 12 Oct 2021 12:24:04 -0400