This report provides a summary of three more extensive reports, which contribute to a baseline for the local government reform programme in Tanzania: (1) 'Local Governance in Tanzania: Observations from Six Councils, 2000 - 2003' by Amon Chaligha; (2) 'Local Government Finances and Financial Management in Tanzania: Observations from Six Councils, 2000 - 2003' by Odd-Helge Fjeldstad; and (3) 'Local Service Delivery in Tanzania: Observations from Six Councils, 2000 - 2003' by Einar Braathen.

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad

Research Professor, Coordinator: Tax and Public Finance