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Fixing Health Systems

The challenges that face Africa in the sphere of health care are formidable and often daunting. After decades of stagnant or worsening poverty and health indicators across the continent, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) — adopted by the U...

Managing the Monster: Urban Waste and Governance in Africa

This work is the product of comparative research on governance and urban waste in Africa carried out by four teams of researchers in four major cities in Africa: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, in francophone West Africa; Ibadan, Nigeria, in anglophone We...

Untangling the Nets: The Governance of Tanzania’s Marine Fisheries

"This case study of marine fisheries governance in Tanzania forms part of a three-year project entitled Strengthening the Governance of Africa’s Natural Resources conducted by the Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme of SAIIA. Funded by the ...

Securing a Social Licence to Operate? From Stone Age to New Age Mining in Tanzania

"Part I of this report presents a comprehensive overview of the mining sector in Tanzania from inception of the country’s 1997 Mineral Policy. Part II is a case study of the largest mining company operating in Tanzania, the Canadian-based Barrick ...

The Arusha conference: Moves toward a new grouping of states in Southern and Central Africa

This brief report describes the Southern African Development Co-ordination Conference held at Arusha, Tanzania, on 3 and 4 July 1979. The Conference aims to develop new infrastructure and create a new economic relationship in Southern Africa whi...

EISA Election Observer Mission Report Zanzibar presidential, house of representatives and local government elections 30 October 2005

"This report outlines the EISA observer mission’s assessment, findings and analysis of the electoral processes during the pre-election, election day and post-election phases. It also summarises the major findings of the mission and makes appropri...

EISA Election Observer Mission Report Tanzania presidential national assembly and local government elections 14 December 2005

"The report summarises the main findings of the EISA mission and makes appropriate recommendations to the relevant election stakeholders in Tanzania, with a view to improving the electoral process and triggering subsequent reforms. The report will...

Election Talk [Tanzania]

This newsletter consists of 5 articles by different authors. The articles examines the electoral environment in Tanzania, citing relevant laws and discussing the Election Management Body, delimitation of boundaries, and the electoral system used i...

Dilemmas of Political Transition: Towards Institutionalisation of Multiparty Democracy In Tanzania

"The paper identifies Tanzania’s democracy as an electoral democracy that is consolidating, albeit at a snail’s pace and despite the numerous challenges it continues to face. Since the introduction of multiparty politics Tanzania is, still going ...

Electoral System Reform, Democracy and Stability in the SADC Region: A Comparative Analysis

"The discussion begins with a fairly comprehensive survey of electoral democracy in the region with special reference to the selected countries. Section 2 chronicles the workings of various electoral systems in these countries and their impact on ...

Political Parties and Democratisation in the Southern African Development Community Region: The Weakest Link?

"This report sketches out historical and contemporary trends in respect of the internal functioning of political parties in Southern Africa. There is no doubt that political parties play a key role in the democratization process. Furthermore, poli...

Parties and Political Development in Tanzania

"This report presents findings from a study conducted in Tanzania for the EISA project on ‘Strengthening democracy through dialogue with parties.’ The overall aims of this project are to examine the functioning and regulation of parties in Tanzani...

Election Update 2005 Tanzania No 2

"In this update, particular attention will be given to events and issues during the run up to elections and during the campaign, focusing on relevant electoral processes such as the delimitation of constituencies, civic and voter education, vote...

Election Update 2005 Tanzania No 1

"The update begins by revisiting Tanzania’s union structure, which has of late seen its fair share of discontent from the minority parties. Proclamations of dissatisfaction with the Union structure have been coming predominantly from the largest o...

Party Systems in the SADC Region: In Defence of the Dominant Party System

"In short, the paper will demonstrate that a dominant party has both nondemocratic and democratic features in its evolution, although discussion will be limited mostly on the latter. In its deliberations the paper will turn to a few cases of one-...

Women Participation in Party Politics during the Multiparty Era in Africa: The case of Tanzania

"In this report, an attempt has been made to provide recommendations for addressing the existing gender imbalances other than affirmative action and the institution of quota systems. In fact, there are several direct measures that could be impleme...

Promoting the Effectiveness of Democracy Protection Institutions in Southern Africa Tanzania's Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance

"This project is intended to promote the effectiveness of democracy protection institutions such as human rights commissions and those institutions charged with overseeing the integrity of the government bureaucracy which are normally called Ombu...

Towards an Understanding of Contemporary Conflict in Zanzibar

"The paper has investigated the association between Zanzibar’s political conflicts and decisive elements such as the colonially framed political identities; the adversarial party relations and politically incompatible views/policies of partie...

Electoral System Reform, Democracy and Stability in the SADC Region: A Comparative Analysis

"The methodology used in this study revolves around a comparative analysis of existing electoral models in the seven selected countries. This report chronicles the workings of various electoral systems or models in place in these countries and the...

Dialogue on Political Parties and Governance in the SADC Region: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia

"In this, the second of two workshops, eight countries are covered – Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia. The workshops allowed researchers to present their findings and brou...

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