Tanzanian citizens are entitled to receive the best possible public services from the government. The latter has the obligation to deliver the best possible public services to the former. In other words, the government is accountable to the people in effectively and efficiently delivering public services. However, the quality of the public services provided cannot be measured without the use of performance reports by ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), which are under the central government and by local government authorities (LGAs). This brief examines the role of oversight in the allocation and management of public resources. It argues that strict adherence to a framework for managing public resources and the use of annual performance reports are key to ensuring that a rights-based approach to service delivery is realised.
Tanzania has achieved sustained rates of economic growth for the past ten years and is moving towards middle income status. Maintaining these gains while ensuring that development is inclusive is a core objective of the second National Five-Year Development Plan which places industrialisation as the key pillar of national development strategy.
A broader tax base will enhance tax compliance in Tanzania Huge reservoirs of natural gas have been discovered offshore the southern coast of Tanzania. The country might become a large producer of gas, and a potential exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) during the next decades.
Targeted Not Blanket Allocation, is key to improving effectiveness of input use through voucher schemes
Agriculture development strategies continue to play an integral role in the economies and livelihoods of the poor in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) because of their predominantly agrarian economies and agriculture provides employment to large proportions of the population. Despite their importance to local economies, these strategies have historically been driven by funding from international development agencies. […]
The literature on political economy of decentralization underscores the importance of intergovernmental transfers as a vehicle for achieving national social, economic and political policy goals when administrative and financial powers are devolved to lower levels of government. Decentralization left without considering the capacity of authorities to raise enough resources and address needs will enhance inequity […]