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Local Governance in Tanzania: Observations from Six Councils 2002-2003

"Governance entails participation, transparency, efficiency and equity in the management of people and their economy in a given country. Governance comprises the mechanisms, processes and institutions, through which citizens and groups articulate ...

The Impact of Local Government Reforms in Tanzania 1998-2008

"In recent decades, Tanzania has undergone enormous political, social and economic changes. It has moved from being a centrally planned, one party socialist state to a modern, multi party democracy with an open, liberal economy. Tanzania's Local G...

Maybe We Should Pay Tax After All? Citizens Changing Views on Taxation in Tanzania

"Citizen's unwillingness to pay taxes and fees is considered to be a major obstacle to enhancing government revenues in Tanzania. Based on data from two citizen surveys conducted in six councils in Tanzania during 2003 and 2006, this paper aims to...

Outsourcing Revenue Collection to Private Agents: Experiences from Local Authorities in Tanzania

"Many local government authorities in Tanzania have reformed their tax collection systems in recent years in order to increase their revenue. This paper examines experiences with outsourced revenue collection of some local authorities in Tanzania....

Local Autonomy and Citizen Participation in Tanzania: From a Local Government Reform Perspective

"This report analyses data on local autonomy and citizen participation from six councils for the period 2000-2004. The following themes are discussed in this report: (a) good governance (b) accountability and transparency of local leaders to the c...

Local Government Finances and Financial Management in Tanzania Observations from Six Councils, 2000-2003

"The major focus of the Formative Process Research Programme is to observe changes in local authorities in the provision of basic services to the public. Moreover, the research aims to analyse changes in local authorities’ capacity for financial ...

Transparency in Local Finances in Tanzania, 2003-2009

"Good governance relies on three interdependent characteristics - transparency, accountability and integrity - and at the centre of this three way relationship is the need for accurate and timely information, which, recursively, requires a willing...

Planning in Local Government Authorities in Tanzania : Bottom Up Meets Top Down

"This brief examines the experience of four councils in Tanzania in implementing Opportunities and Obstacles to Development (O&OD), a bottom-up participatory planning methodology for local development. The study found little evidence to date tha...

Citizens Demand Tougher Action on Corruption in Tanzania

"This brief examines the extent of corruption perceived by residents of six councils in Tanzania. Corruption is perceived to be a major problem by the majority of citizens in these councils. Yet, many respondents did not know how to report cases o...

Local Government Reform in Tanzania, 2002-2005: Summary of Research Findings on Governance, Finance and Service Delivery

"What impact has Tanzania’s Local Government Reform Programme had on local governance, finances and service delivery? Have there been any changes over time in the provision of basic services to the public? What factors may explain distinct improve...

TASAF A Support or an Obstacle to Local Government Reform?

"There are indications that TASAF might promote political favouritism at the local level - i.e that it may be used as a resource for re-election by local politicians, that it may favour certain villages against other, and may introduce non-inclusi...

Improving Transparency of Financial Affairs at the Local Government Level in Tanzania

"The study and this brief are part of REPOA’s Tanzania Governance Noticeboard programme, which seeks to strengthen accountability and transparency by making information on public affairs readily available to the public, and by assisting to build ...

Poverty and Human Development Report 2011

"This year’s report explores the interplay between economic growth, productive employment and poverty reduction to identify policy options that can make future growth in Tanzania more inclusive and pro-poor. The report argues that managing struct...

Progress Towards Good Governance and Increased Accountability in Tanzania

"Economic growth, reduction of poverty and improved quality of life all rely upon the fair, effective and transparent use of Tanzania’s resources. Therefore, the success of MKUKUTA’s Clusters I and II relies on achieving the four desired outcomes ...

Views of the People 2007

"This report represents results of the views of the people (VoP) survey which sought information about many aspects of people's lives, including their recent economic progress, changes in their standard of living, and the quality and accessibility...

Equity Implications of Health Sector User Fees in Tanzania.Do we retain the user fee or do we set the user f(r)ee?

"Equity means that everyone should, in practice, and not just in theory, be able to access and use appropriate health services. Health services should not only be for the dominant population group. This implies equitable access and use, given that...

Part I Status of Growth and Poverty Reduction

"Chapters 1 to 3 are contained in this document and provide a consolidated view of the progress of Tanzania's National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty 2005-2010 (Mkukuta). The most recent data on indicators for the goals and targets o...

Mkukuta Cluster III: Governance and Accountability

"MKUKUTA’s third cluster has the following seven supporting goals: 1)Structures and systems of governance as well as the rule of law to be democratic, participatory, representative, accountable and inclusive 2) Equitable allocation of public reso...

PPA Evaluation and Recommendations for the Poverty Monitoring System in Tanzania Final Report

"This report contains an assessment of the achievements and challenges, as well as recommendations for future participatory assessments in the poverty monitoring process - now the Mkukuta monitoring system. The intention of the RAWG is that the le...

Disparities Exist in Citizen's Perceptions of Service Delivery by Local Government Authorities in Tanzania

"This brief compares Tanzanian citizens' perceptions of service delivery by local government authorities between 2003 and 2006; summarising their perceptions of the overall quality of local services, as well as their satisfaction with services in ...

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