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;…

Strengthening intra municipal decentralisation through physical accessibility of services and openness in service delivery : the case of Morogoro municipal council

Abstract: The accessibility of offices and openness of communication of municipal or neighborhood decentralization services was examined in Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania. Suggested improvements include: better housing, meeting schedules, community participation, training, and transport allowances. Author(s): Lameck, Wilfred Uronu Source(s): , Journal of public administration and policy research; Vol. 3, No. 5 p. 141-155, ill Journal…

Coping with inadequacy : understanding the effects of central teacher recruitment in six ward secondary schools in Tanzania

Abstract: In Tanzania, decentralization is used to develop secondary education at ward level. This has led to a problem of teacher inadequacy. This PhD thesis discusses how 6 ward secondary schools cope with this inadequacy. Unfortunately, central recruitment has led to an inadequate distribution of teachers. Author(s): Mafuru, Wilhelm Leonard Source(s): , xi, 151 p.,…

Analysis of basic service governance and the role of local authorities in improving service delivery

Abstract: A study was conducted in Libya, Sudan, Mauritania, Congo (Brazzaville), and Tanzania on the governance and provision of basic services. The aim was to understand how service delivery can be improved and how local government meet challenges and improve access. Author(s): Sutcliffe, Michael; Bannister, Sue Source(s): , UCLG GOLD : Africa report; III ,…

Analyzing methods to achieve successful development

Abstract: To identify and analyze ‘best practices’ for successful development, 10 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were interviewed during a two-month stay in Arusha, Tanzania in 2010. The importance of working with local governments and integrating in the community were emphasized. Author(s): Thode, Ashley G. Source(s): , International journal for service learning in engineering; Vol. 6, No.1…

Yes Africa can : success stories from a dynamic continent

Abstract: This book with success stories from Africa contains two chapters on different aspects of local governance from Sierra Leone (post-conflict recontruction) and Rwanda (health financing). Author(s): Chuhan-Pole, Punam; Angwafo, Manka Source(s): , xiii, 477 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2011 World bank, Washington, DC (English ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-8213-8746-7/ Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1596/978-0-8213-8745-0

Sensors, empowerment, and accountability : a digital earth view from east Africa

Abstract: The potential and research challenges of a “participatory sensing” platform or “human sensor web” for empowering citizens to hold local governments accountable for public services using web-published SMS or text messages are discussed, using the case of Zanzibar. Author(s): Georgiadou, Yola Source(s): , International journal of digital earth; Vol. 4, No. 4 p. 285-304,…

Challenges and opportunities for collaborative landscape governance in the east Usambara mountains, Tanzania

Abstract: The workings of the governance of natural resources at local and district levels was studied in the East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania, in order to strengthen collaboration between the actors and institutions at these levels. Author(s): Rantala, Salla Source(s): , Working paper / ICRAF; 127Working paper / CIFOR; 61 iv, 75 p., ill., graphs, maps,…