Local governance in Tanzania: Observations from six councils 2002-2003

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dc.contributor.author Chaligha, Amon
dc.contributor.author Henjewele, Florida
dc.contributor.author Kessy, Ambrose
dc.contributor.author Mwambe, Geoffrey
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-20T06:39:22Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-20T06:39:22Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Chaligha, A. E., & Kessy, A. (2007). Local governance in Tanzania: Observations from six councils 2002-2003. Report on poverty alleviation (Special Paper No. 07.22) en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9987 - 449 - 37 - 9
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12661/2240
dc.description Full Text Report. Also available at: https://www.africaportal.org/publications/local-governance-in-tanzania-observations-from-six-councils-2002-2003/ en_US
dc.description.abstract Governance entails participation, transparency, efficiency and equity in the management of people and their economy in a given country. Governance comprises the mechanisms, processes and institutions, through which citizens and groups articulate their interests, exercise their legal rights, meet their obligations and mediate their differences. Local governance refers to the way a local authority fulfils its responsibilities towards the citizens in their areas of jurisdiction. It covers relationships between local authority leaders and the citizens, as well as political parties and non-governmental organisations, and the central government in all phases of formulating policies that affect people in carrying out their daily activities. In this study, several political and administrative dimensions of governance are discussed. First is the issue of Local Government Autonomy. Here, an attempt was made to answer the question: To what extent are the local authorities free to make political decisions within the Tanzanian polity? It is recognised that the local government reforms has opened the way for multi-level planning systems and new, non-hierarchical forms of inter-ministerial coordination. However, while the decentralisation reform has set the stage for participatory local planning practices, it is by no means guaranteeing them. Improved trust relations, citizens’ rights, reduced corruption, participation in local elections and gender mainstreaming are important governance issues that are also discussed in this study. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Mkuki na Nyota Publishers Ltd en_US
dc.subject Local government autonomy en_US
dc.subject Local government reforms en_US
dc.subject Local authorities en_US
dc.subject Decentralisation en_US
dc.subject Local governance en_US
dc.subject Political decisions en_US
dc.title Local governance in Tanzania: Observations from six councils 2002-2003 en_US
dc.type Report en_US

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