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The impact of local government reforms in Tanzania

Per Tidemand

The impact of local government reforms in Tanzania

1998-2008

by Per Tidemand

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Published by Research on Poverty Alleviation in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • Local government

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 35-36).

    Statementby Per Tidemand and Jamal Msami
    SeriesSpecial paper -- 10/1
    ContributionsMsami, Jamal, Research on Poverty Alleviation (Tanzania)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJS7697.3.A2 T53 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 44 p. :
    Number of Pages44
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25344153M
    LC Control Number2011349341

    An important aspect of Tanzania’s economic reforms has been the transition from a socialist to free market economy. In this context the government’s main challenge and focus were how to implement economic reforms with minimum adverse effect on provision of social services, in . Reforms in Tanzania’s local taxation system abolished the Development Levy in , and in removed a wide array of ‘nuisance taxes’ and radically reduced business license fees. This Poverty and Social Impact Analysis examines the distributional impacts of the reforms on households and businesses, as well as their implications for the.

    An important aspect of Tanzania’s economic reforms has been the transition from a socialist to free market economy. In this context the government’s main challenge and focus were how to implement economic reforms with minimum adverse effect on provision of . A Review of e-Government Initiatives in Tanzania: Challenges and Opportunities: /ch Over the last few years, Tanzania has witnessed an increased usage and awareness of e-Government services. This is welcome news to all stakeholders inCited by: 3.

    local government reforms on the third theme, ‘local finances and financial management’. The study is a follow-up analysis of the baseline published as REPOA Special Paper It is based on new and updated information, especially from REPOA’s Citizen Survey and other primary and secondary sources on local government finances and. No. 8 Local Government (Urban Authorities) 5 THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA No. 8 OF An Act to make better provision for the establishment of urban authorities for the purposes of local government, to provide for the functions of those authorities and for other matters connected with or incidental to those authorities [ ].


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The impact of local government reforms in Tanzania by Per Tidemand Download PDF EPUB FB2

This chapter examines local government reforms over a ten year period (). It is based on substantial reviews of the reform programme carried out inand Tanzania’s Local Government Reform Programme (LGRP) began in with the aim of transferring resources from central to local government, and devolving and decentralising power to create more autonomous Local Government Authorities (LGAs).

Reforms are primarily intended to improve local governance and service delivery, both of. Tanzania's Local Government Reform Programme began in with the aim of transferring resources from central to local government, and devolving and decentralising power to create more autonomous Local Government Authorities (LGAs).

The data analysed in this report suggests that some governance indicators have significantly improved since Cited by: 7. The impact of intergovernmental transfers on local revenue generation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Tanzania First, intergovernmental transfers make up a large proportion of local government budgets in Tanzania like many other countries in the region.

I argue that the impact of central government grants on local revenues is Cited by: 2. SinceTanzania has been actively pursuing reforms of way in which the central government finances local government activities.

Although local government authorities in Tanzania play a. THE ROLE AND PURPOSE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT INTRODUCTION The existence of local government has always been defended on the basis that it is a crucial aspect of the process of democratization and intensification of mass participation in the.

The Tanzania poverty and social impact analysis (PSIA) on local government tax reform was designed to examine the intended and unintended consequences on poverty reduction and growth in Tanzania of the tax reforms implemented in June and service.

Charged with operationalizing the Local Government Reform, and now concentrating on implementing Decentralization by Devolution [D-by-D) policy is the Local Government Reform Programme. Currently, reform of local government involves the following five main areas: First. (2) Finances and financial management: accountability, efficiency and local resource mobilisation.

(3) Service delivery and poverty alleviation: criteria of success and operational constraints. The research programme was designed in close consultation with the Local Government Reform Team, main donors, and other key stakeholders.

The overall objective of phase 2 () of this research programme is to document the processes of change and impacts of the ongoing Local Government Reform in Tanzania, and to provide managers and key stakeholders with operationally relevant data and analyses of lessons learned during implementation.

on local government finance worldwide. Local government finance is important not only because the role and impact of local governments have dramatically increased, but also because this progress has recently been confronted by daunting challenges.

The global economic and financial crisis that. LGRP Local Government Reform Project LGSP Local Government Support Programme LGU Local Government Units (in Uganda) NBS (Tanzania) National Bureau of Statistics PAYE Pay As You Earn Tax PMO-RALG Prime Minister’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government PSIA Poverty and Social Impact AnalysisFile Size: KB.

Governance reforms in Tanzania and the challenges of local democracy As part of broad national reforms, the government of Tanzania initiated local government reforms program which aimed at among other things enhancing decentralization and local democracy.

Introduction. Inthe Tanzanian government introduced a raft of legislative reforms to the natural resources sector. Through the reforms the new government looked to ensure that investor disputes were resolved locally and that the Tanzanian government would Author: Emma Kratochvilova.

The business rates retention system means councils gain or lose as local business rates revenues rise or fall. The government plans to increase the proportion of gains or losses borne locally to 75% from (from the standard 50% currently), and has been piloting % schemes in local authorities covering half the English population this year.

decades, but both countries have now embarked on market reforms, and the timing of these reforms in Vietnam and Tanzania was quite close. Tanzania began to discuss reforms and made the first moves in the early ’s.

It adopted an economic reform program in after experiencing a steady decline in economic growth in the late s that.

The following acts of parliament provide for the establishing local government authorities in Tanzania Mainland: 1. The Local Government (District Authorities) Act No 7 of 2. The Local Government (Urban Authorities) Act No.

8 of 3. The Local Government Finances, Act No 9 of 4. The Local Government Services, Act No. 10 of 5. relationship between government expenditure and economic growth after implementation of liberalization policies in Tanzania in The relationship between the growth rate of the economy and government expenditure has for sometimes been a subject of debate and analysis.

The arguments mostly bear on File Size: KB. Under resources, the Local Government Authorities were given powers, among other things, to collect taxes from different sources (Mponguliana, ).

The Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania accords each Local Government Authority in Tanzania (Mainland) the status of File Size: KB. Institutional Impacts of the Local Government Reform Program on Good Local Governance in Tanzania Boniface E.S. Mgonja and Charles Tundui1 Abstract Ever since the early s, Tanzanias government has embarked upon ambitious and far-reaching reform programs to improve the socioeconomic condition of the country.

Among them. This paper was aimed at investigating the impact of public sector reforms on service delivery in Tanzania using the case study of Dares Salaam city Council. The focus was on the public sector reforms that have been adopted and implemented in Local Authorities and their impact on service delivery to the citizenry.

The main question.Downloadable! SinceTanzania has been actively pursuing reforms of way in which the central government finances local government activities. Although local government authorities in Tanzania play a significant role in the delivery of key government services, the resources which the central government provides to the local level are tightly controlled by the central government.Democracy and Governance in Africa Africa's continuing reliance on foreign aid has increased the opportunities for bilateral and multilateral aid agencies to influence policy making in the region.

The major donors have been meeting frequently in order to discuss development and debt problems and to devise aid strategies for African governments.