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Local Government Finances and Financial Management in Tanzania Empirical Evidence of Trends 2000 - 2007

"The main objective of this paper is to document and analyse the impacts of Tanzanian local government reforms. This paper examines the capacity of local government authorities in Tanzania with respect to financial management and revenue enhanceme...

Transparency and Accountability in Local Governance in Tanzania

When citizens perceive their government to be transparent and accountable to them - democracy will only grow and thrive. Citizens will support and complement government efforts if the government informs them of how decisions that affect them are t...

Citizen Participation and Local Governance in Tanzania

Meaningful governance at the local level cannot be imagined without effective citizen participation. Local Government Reform (LGR) in Tanzania, envisaged local governments whose leadership is chosen through free and fair elections, and local gover...

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...

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 Government Finances and Financial Management in Tanzania Empirical Evidence of Trends 2000-2007

"The main objective of this paper is to document and analyse the impacts of the Tanzanian local government reforms on the third theme, 'local finances and financial management'. The report analysed data and trends on finances and financial manage...

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 Governance in Tanzania: Observations from Six Councils 2002-2003

"In this study several political and administrative dimensions of governance are discussed. First is the issue of local government autonomy. Here, an attempt was made to answer the question : to what extent are the local authorities free to make p...

To Pay or Not to Pay? Citizens' Views on Taxation by Local Authorities in Tanzania

"Widespread tax evasion evidenced by persistent public resistance to pay is seen as part of the problem of raising local government revenues in Tanzania. Based on data from a citizen's survey, this paper highlights factors impacting on tax complia...

When Bottom Up Meets Top Down: The Limits of Local Participation in Local Government Planning in Tanzania

"This report discusses issues that concern planning at district level as perceived by representatives of different districts in Tanzania. In the context of this report planning is taken as a process of choosing or making choices/priorities of inte...

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 ...

Creating Space for Child Participation in Local Governance in Tanzania : Save the Children and Children's Councils

"The main purpose of the research is to explore a model of child participation in local government as developed by Save the Children in Tanzania. Children identified adults as significant actors in the functioning of the councils. Four main adult ...

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 ...

What is the Tanzania Governance Noticeboard?

"The Noticeboard’s overall objective is to collect, process and present information relevant to the strengthening of accountability, transparency and integrity in Tanzania. This should empower stakeholders to participate in governance issues for l...

Participatory Approaches to Local Government Planning in Tanzania: The Limits to Local Participation

"This brief is a summary of the tracer study published by REPOA as Special Paper 17: “When bottom-up meets top-down: The limits of local participation in local government planning in Tanzania”. District planning combines district-based, participa...

Poverty and Human Development Report 2009

"The Poverty and Human Development Report (PHDR) is a key output of the Government of Tanzania’s poverty monitoring system. It provides consolidated analysis of progress towards national development goals as well as discussion on important socio-...

Establishing Indicators for Urban Poverty Environment Interaction in Tanzania: The Case of Bonde la Mpunga, Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam

"The premise for this study is that urban development and especially livelihood opportunities for the urban poor are, in most cases, limited by adverse environmental conditions created by growing centres of population and activity. The general obj...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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