The Public Accounts Committee is one of the standing committees of the Parliament of Tanzania. Among its major functions, the Committee is responsible for scrutinizing government expenditures, government financial year accounts and any other accounts presented to the National Assembly as the Committee deems fit to examine. It is also mandated to scrutinize the report of the Controller and Auditor General (CAG). In exercising these functions, it is the duty of the committee to see that money reflected in the estimates of expenditure are expended as authorized and that expenditures are duly authorized by the appropriate authorities under existing accounting procedures. Committee members are drawn from sitting Members of Parliament (MPs) and are appointed by the Speaker. The PAC is an important body for overseeing the implementation of the budget and the use of public monies.
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 […]
This brief snapshot results from a study that examined the impact of cash transfers on household living standards, and on women empowerment in the period 2015– 2017. The study adopts a Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) approach, and panel data sets to carry out a quasi-experimental assessment of the Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) component […]
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 […]