Councillors and Community Leaders - Partnerships or Conflict of Interest? Lessons from the Sustainable Mwanza Project

"One central objective of the Local Government Reform Programme (LGRP)is fostering of private public partnership in delivery of essential services at community level. As we shall discuss in this research brief, this entails not only having access to financial resources but also public and private leaders sharing the same views. The case of the now aborted Sustainable Mwanza Project, a squatter upgrading scheme initially supported by DANIDA, illustrates how political ambitions and competition for funds may become an obstacle for genuine partnership."