The overriding goal of the Local Government Reform (LGR) Programme is to improve public services to ordinary citizens. This reform programme appears to be one of the least known policy reforms in Tanzania. In this brief, we present the results from a comprehensive citizens’ survey of the LGR. This survey was conducted recently and identifies the challenges facing the LGR with respect to enhancing community awareness and citizens’ participation.
Formative Process Research on the local Government Reform in Tanzania
This is the first issue in a series of Project Briefs from the formative process research (FPR) on the local government reform programme (LGRP) in Tanzania. The Project Briefs intend to present and discuss cases illustrating experiences from various councils in implementing the reform. The Project Briefs will also provide discussions on special issues and […]
TASAF – a support or an obstacle to local government reform?
In response to pressure in the parliament, the government has recently stated that it is considering extending the Tanzania Social Action Fund – TASAF to all districts as from 2005.
Councillors and community leaders-partnership or conflict of interest? Lessons from the Sustainable Mwanza Project
One central Objective of Local Government Reform Programme – LGRP is foresting of public-private partnerships in delivering of essential services at a community level.
New challenges for local government revenue enhancement
The recent rationalisation of local government taxes and, in particular, the abolishment of the development levy, imply that many district councils, in the short run, will lose 40-50 percent of their own generated revenues. This has raised concern among stakeholders at both the local and central levels that the financial autonomy of local authorities is […]