Measuring user’s satisfaction with the public goods and services are an important component of organizational performance strategies for continual improvement (OECD, 2013). It is also a means of allowing policymakers to understand their customer base, helping to identify needs or gaps in accessibility (OECD, 2013). Public services are key determinant of quality of life and important ingredients for any poverty reduction strategy. It is well known that a highly satisfied citizen is willing to pay more taxes in regard to the utility derived from public goods or services (See, Glaser & Hildreth, 1999). This means that dissatisfied citizens are unwilling to pay more taxes due to low/poor utility derived from public goods/services (REPOA Brief, 2016). Under these scenarios, it’s clear that there might be a relationship between citizen’s satisfaction and willingness to pay taxes for public goods/services. The key question is, what kind of relationship exists? Is it linear and positive (i.e., increasing citizen’s satisfaction associated with increasing willingness to pay taxes) or vice-versa?
Does obtaining a lot of schooling guarantee a quick transition to employment? Evidence from TVET graduates in Tanzania
This brief assesses the effect of the length of schooling on how long a Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) graduate spends unemployed. The analysis is motivated by observations that despite some 800,000 to 1,000,000 of graduates entering the labour market in Tanzania every year (NBS, 2015), on average the economy creates only about 250,000 […]
Muhtasari huu unatoa taswira fupi ya tathmini ya mchango wa ushirikishwaji wa wananchi katika mifumo badilifu ya utoaji wa huduma za maji safi na maji taka (WATSAN) nchini Tanzania. Tathmini hii imefanyika katika wakati muafaka ambapo pamoja na kuwa na zaidi ya muongo mmoja wa utekelezaji wa maboresho ya sera ya maji, machache yanafahamika kuhusu: […]
Case Studies of Smallholder Farmers in Tanzania Tanzania’s policy path has been characterized by institutional reforms aimed at increasing efficiency and productivity in key sectors of the economy. This brief examines the potential of various forms of institutional innovations in building competitiveness of smallholder agriculture in Tanzania. Evidence used shows that while some policies and […]
Hii ni taarifa fupi itokanayo na utafiti wa kitaalam kuhusu mchango wa mfumo rasmi na usiorasmi wa elimu, na upatikanaji wa ardhi na mikopo kwa uzalishaji kwenye kilimo Tanzania katika maeneo ya vijijini. Uchambuzi uliofanywa unasisitiza umuhimu wa elimu rasmi na ile isiyo rasmi, upatikanaji wa ardhi, na uzoefu wa muda mrefu wa stadi za […]