This study reviews the governance effectiveness of the Constituency Development Catalyst Fund (CDCF) after three years of implementation in mainland Tanzania. Effectiveness is defined as an aggregate measure of (or judgement about) the merit or worthiness of an activity, and governance of the CDCF defined as the extent to which members of the Constituency Development Catalyst (CDC) Committee adhere to governance criteria of (i) rule of law, (ii) accountability, (iii) participation, and (iv) equity in discharging their duties. Thus, the governance effectiveness of the CDCF refers to the extent to which the CDCF has merit or worthiness in terms of (i) rule of law, (ii) accountability, (iii) participation, and (iv) equity.
The primary data were gathered from a survey conducted in six electoral constituencies in Tanzania mainland, namely Kinondoni, Lindi Urban, Kilosa Kati, Singida West, Siha, and Karatu. The survey consisted of questionnaires administered to 82 respondents and one-on-one interviews with 18 elected officials and government staff.
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