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 capacity to use the information. An assessment was conducted in order to gauge the level of transparency of public finance matters at the district and sub-district level. The study took place in June and July 2005, and covered two districts, Simanjiro and Dodoma rural. Two researchers met with councillors, council staff, and other stakeholders, including NGO representatives, business people and members of the general public. The researchers also visited a village in each district and held discussions with officials, politicians and the general public. "