Print ISSN: 2204-1990

Online ISSN: 1323-6903

Keywords : Assessment

Information Seeking Behavior of Users on Electronic Resourcesduring the Period of Pandemic (COVID-19) in the University Libraries of Pakistan

Irfan Zafar, Aijaz Akhtar Ahmedani, Shahzeb, Irfan Ali Abro, Muhammad Naeem Shaikh

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2021, Volume 27, Issue 6, Pages 1174-1183
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2021.27.06.096

Thepurpose of this study is to examine the user behavior to use electronic resources during
period of pandemic: A case study of Public sector University libraries in Sindh Province. It also
examines the available collection of electronic resources and facilities provided by the library to
access those electronic resources during the period of Pandemic (COVID-19). Methods: - The
study was based on descriptive design. The population of the study was Public sector University
libraries users.Sample random sampling technique was used to collect data from the respondents
of different degree programs. This five-point scale questionnaire was used as instrument of data
collection. SPSS-21 was used for statistical analysis.Findings:- The users were interested in
accepting the technology as well as gaining knowledge by accessing e-resources. The study
found that users were generally satisfied with their library digital collections like e-books, ejournals,
institutional repositories, e-magazines and e-dailies. At the same the study observed
that the respondents are satisfied with library.

Assessment of Anti-Corruption Agency of Pakistan


Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2021, Volume 27, Issue 3, Pages 1398-1403
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2021.27.03.187

The assessment of Pakistan’s Anti-Corruption Agency, National Accountability Bureau (NAB), is a continuation of the collaborative effort initially taken by Bhutan and currently in place in other Asia Pacific countries. This report presents an analysis of Pakistan’s policy and corruption context as well as a thorough research employing the desk review of NAB’s reports, website and other relevant resources. Besides, it also presents the qualitative analysis of the interviews conducted with relevant stakeholders. The research resulted in the assessment of NAB against the set series of indicators.  The assessment is followed by a series of recommendations to NAB and other relevant stakeholders including the government officials. The assessment of NAB tested 50 indictors, drafted to assess its performance, effectiveness and competence as well as to identify its weaknesses and areas for opportunity. NAB scored high in 49 per cent of the indicators assessed, moderate in 33 per cent of the indicators assessed, and low in 18 per cent of the indicators assessed. The findings indicate that two dimensions emerge out to be strong in NAB’s assessment: its Cooperation with other Organizations and its Oversight and Accountability.  NAB’s Perception of Effectiveness is its weakest dimension scoring the lowest ranking. Two sets of recommendations were formulated to improve NAB’s performance. One set of recommendations were for the Government and the other set is for NAB itself.

Assessment and Map Analysis of the Terrain and Landscape for the Siting of Banks Locations in Abaji Area of Abuja Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria


Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2021, Volume 27, Issue 3, Pages 925-939
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2021.27.03.126

Land is the centre point of human existence and development. Development is achieved through modernization, improvement of infrastructure, financial systems and agriculture. In any economy, the financial system plays active role in production. Banks are seen as agents of development. This work is aimed at assessing and identifying optimal locations to site new banks in Abaji L.G.A of Abuja Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria. It seeks to examine the distribution patterns of existing banks and the factors necessary for the location of banks. GIS analysis was done in ArcGIS software to analyze maps extracted from satellite imageries. Nearest neighbour analysis was used to explain the pattern of distribution of banks within the study area while proximity analysis was also carried out to assess the distance of major population areas to the banks. Both primary and secondary data were used in extracting information from the study area. The study also used quantitative and qualitative methods in analyzing and presenting the numerous factors for siting banks loctions. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse demographic characteristics of the respondents. Results from analysis shows that banks in Abaji L.G.A are in a regular pattern and they only exist within Abaji town leaving out other areas in the study area leading to increase in the number of the financially excluded populace. Overlay technique was used for all the variables that were analyzed, this makes for proper identification of suitable locations for sitting of banks in the study area. The recommendations therefore are among others, increase in the number of banks in Abaji L.G.A as population increases, establishing the mediums to aid in the establishment of banks and other banking facilities.