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The Impact of Reforms on the Quality of Primary Education in Tanzania

"Tanzania started implementing a comprehensive programme, the Primary Education Development Programme (PEDP) in 2002, designed to improve both access and quality. Due to pressure resulting from high pupils/classroom ratio and high pupils/desk rati...

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...

Tackling Vulnerability An Approach to Poverty Reduction: A Plain Language Guide to the 2002/03 Tanzania Participatory Poverty Assessment

"This booklet is a plain language guide to the Tanzania Participatory Poverty Assessment 2002/03 (TzPPA). The TzPPA study was commissioned by the Government in order to understand people’s vulnerability to poverty in Tanzania. Vulnerability refers...

Poverty and Human Development Report 2007

"Analysis begins with examination of the most recent data for the national set of indicators used to monitor Tanzania's National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty. The three major clusters of desired outcomes of poverty reduction: growt...

Part II Results from the 'Views of the People' Survey

This document comprises Chapters 4 to 8 which follows on from Poverty and Human Development 2007 entitled: Status of Growth and Poverty Reduction Part 1. "These chapters provide a summary of the key findings from the Views of the People Survey con...

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...

eAfrica: The Electronic Journal of Governance and Innovation, Vol 2

This edition of eAfrica begins with an article on the influence of governance on sovereignty. The article entitled: The emboldened triangle covers the aspirations of India, Brazil and South Africa to converge in a Southern pact to rival Northern d...

BIDPA Newsletter December 2013

This newsletter provides an update of research and consultancy projects, and other general activities.

Ghana: A Beacon of Hope in Africa

"Focusing on relative internal peace, this brief starts by analysing key aspects of the Ghanaian constitution, which is the anchor of the country’s democracy. This is followed by an examination of the country’s electoral processes, which have been...

Trends in Public Administration Expenditure in Uganda: The Cost of the Executive and its Implications on Poverty Eradication and Governance

"This study provides detailed analysis of the factors that account for the unprecedented expansion of the executive bureaucracy in Uganda. It is this expanded political bureaucracy that partly accounts for the groincreae in public administration ...

Politics of Patronage and Religion in Uganda

"The 9th State of the Nation Platform meeting held on June 4, 2010 debated the “ Role of Religious Leaders in Promoting and Sustaining Democracy and Good Governance in Uganda: Towards the 2011 Elections and Beyond.” Bishop Zac Niringiye, the assi...

Crew Members in South Africa's Squid Industry: Whether they have Benefitted from Transformation and Governance Reforms

"Although crew members form bedrock of the squid industry, they have not benefited from the transformation and governance reforms because: the harvesting technique necessitates incentivisation of individual effort; they are highly mobile; and the ...

Rangeland Tenure and Pastoral Development in Botswana: Is there a Future for Community-Based Management?

"Botswana has a long history of attempts to ‘rationalise’ land tenure so as to improve livestock production, which remains a mainstay for the rural economy. This paper addresses the profound transformations in land tenure systems that have been pr...

Democratic Progress and Regress: How can Elections in Africa Nurture Human Security and Better Livelihoods?

"Three separate topics in this paper are addressed together. Conflict and peace are omnipresent conditions of human existence. The link between elections, security and development is therefore an important domain. It is customary to consider stab...

The Impact of Obama’s Election on Democracy and Governance Discourse in Africa

"This paper argues that the financial crises in the United States and globally have opened up the possibility for thinking quite differently about the role of the state in governance, the role of the state in development, and the interface between...

Political Governance, Conflict Management and Anti-Corruption Policies

"Mauritius is regularly cited as an example of political stability and democracy at both the regional and global level. The Mauritian model has, over the decades, ensured that each component of our complex socio‐cultural fabric is represented at t...

BIDPA Newsletter December 2007

"The publication of the newsletter is one of BIDPA’s many efforts to disseminate research finding to its stakeholders and create awareness of critical socio-economic development issues at both the macro and micro levels. In this issue the followi...

Elections and the Management of Diversity in Botswana

"Good governance has come to be the prerequisite for foreign direct investment in developing countries. While the definition of good governance remains disputed, its fundamental elements are generally agreed. These include: free, fair and transpa...

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