New Constitution for Decentralization in Tanzania

This year is critical for decentralization in Tanzania. In January 2014, President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania said, “Tanzania will have their constitution before the end of 2014, if all goes according to plan”. (Daily Monitor) The second draft of the Constitution was released to the public on the 30th of December 2013 by Tanzania’s Constitutional…

The evolution of Chukua Hatua

Abstract: Chukua Hatua, which means Take action in Kiswahili, is a programme aiming to support active citizenship in communities in northern Tanzania. It is an effective Oxfam programme that encourages citizens to ask, know and demand their rights in education, health, and other public services. Author(s): Mapunda, Kisuma Source(s): , 14:51 min. Published: 2012 Oxfam,…

General budget support in Tanzania : late disbursement and service delivery : role of budget support in the development aid regime

Abstract: Intergovernmental flows to local governments in Tanzania are analysed in relation to donor General Budget Support disbursements. To improve service delivery on the ground, the transfers from donors to the central government and from the central government to local governments need to be timely. Author(s): Furukawa, Mitsuaki; Takahata, Junichiro Source(s): , JICA-RI working paper;…

Engendering livelihoods through decentralisation in Tanzania

Abstract: The underlying drivers of gender inequalities in resource access and control in the Pangani river basin in Tanzania include poor linkage between political and sectoral decentralization. The engendering livelihood model is proposed as an alternative and options are discussed. Author(s): Olemako, T.R.; Munishi, P.K.T.; Kadigi, R.M.J. Source(s): , Development review : beyond research; Vol.…

Governance in mining areas in Tanzania with special reference to land issues

Abstract: Significant disputes and conflicts have surfaced among stakeholders in gold mining in Tanzania, including artisanal, small and large miners, host communities and community-based organizations, as well as local and central government authorities. The different interests must be aligned. Author(s): Lugoe, Furaha Source(s): , ESRF discussion paper; 41 iv, 13 p ESRF discussion paper 41…

Managing informality : local government practices and approaches towards the informal economy : learning examples from five African countries

Abstract: This report presents six case studies from across different African countries – including Kenya, Mali, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania – featuring local governments’ utilization of innovative approaches to better manage the informal economy or sector thereof in their localities. Author(s): David, Susanne Source(s): , 97 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2012 South African…

Institutional impacts of the local government reform program on good local governance in Tanzania

Abstract: The anti-corruption strategies and the local government reform program (LGRP) in Tanzania are analysed, based on their main policy goals as well as impacts on the overall institutional performance of local institutions in Tanzania. Structural concerns and “institutional shortfalls” are highlighted. Author(s): Mgonja, Boniface E.S.; Tundui, Charles Source(s): , International journal of academic research…

The land governance assessment framework : identifying and monitoring good practice in the land sector

Abstract: The framework (LGAF) provides guidance to diagnose and benchmark land governance. If land institutions function properly, land taxation provides a simple yet efficient tool to increase effective decentralization and to foster local government accountability. Author(s): Deininger, Klaus W.; Selod, Harris; Burns, Anthony F. Source(s): , Agriculture and rural development xvi, 147 p., ill., tabs…

Foreign land acquisitions in Africa : an analysis of the impacts of individual land deals on local communities

Abstract: Analysis of foreign land deals on local communities in 6 countries shows that the impact was mostly negative. In most cases local smallholder lost their land, while others lost their grazing areas, all without meaningful compensation. Promised benefits should be made explicit and evaluated. Author(s): Makochekanwa, Albert Source(s): , 31 p., ill., tab Published:…