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…

Land acquisitions in Tanzania : strong sustainability, weak sustainability and the importance of comparative methods : paper

Abstract: This analysis of large-scale land acquisitions in Tanzania shows that much of the controversy involves issues of weak sustainability – particularly levels of compensation to local villagers – rather than issues of strong sustainability such as food security, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Author(s): Purdon, Mark Source(s): , 52 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published:…

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.…