This brief examines how the process of decentralization by devolution in Tanzania affects outcomes in terms of local government authorities (LGAs) capacity to deliver financial services to the poor. These outcomes depend on the level of administrative autonomy given to LGAs by the central government, their own capacity to execute, and ability to raise financial resources from the own source revenue category.
The underlying study involved a review of literature, reports and other secondary data, along with interviews with central government ministries responsible for key services and administration of LGAs, regional secretariats and LGAs carried out in 2017. It also uses some data from the FinScope Survey carried out in 2016 and other studies on the subject.
The petroleum sector is characterized by substantial rents when discovered and developed. However, such rents are inherently volatile and finite. The effects of these returns to the economy especially for the emerging markets depend on how well such revenues are collected and managed. The purpose of this brief is to examine the effectiveness of the […]
The Impact of Cultural, Religious and Legal Factors on Women’s Empowerment through Conditional Cash Transfers
This brief draws from a research report titled “Assessing women empowerment in Tanzania: the case of the Productive Social Safety Net Programme”. The research was funded by the International Development Centre (IDRC) as part of a research programme on “Growth and Opportunities for Women” and supported by the Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF). It is […]
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 […]
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. […]