The paper contains the report from a study tour in Tanzania - April/May 1990. The objective of the tour was to investigate the possibilities for Norwegian involvement in research concerning problems of local government in Tanzania. The report summarizes information collected from interviews with government officials, researchers and donor representatives. It provides a brief survey of ongoing research on local government in Tanzania, and recommendations for a more systematic Norwegian involvement in such research in the future; including an outline of a joint CMI/NIBR research project. (The report is also available as NIBR Notat 1990:128.)