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We study how political institutions, political processes and political action shape and are shaped by democracy and rights, economic outcomes and social development.
Local Government Reform in Tanzania 2002 - 2005: Summary of Research Findings on Governance, Finance and Service Delivery
Report in External Series | Jan 2006
What impact has Tanzania's Local Government Reform Programme had on local governance, finances and service delivery? Have there been any changes over ...
Local government, decentralisation, governance, service delivery, public finances, Tanzania
Report in External Series | Jan 2004
Citizens' access and right to information on local government budgets and accounts is often considered a necessary condition for good governance. Without ...
Infomation dissemination, Local government, Budgets, Africa: Tanzania
U4 Brief | May 2015
E-governance is gaining popularity as a tool for improved public service delivery in developing countries. It is often argued e-governance reduces corruption ...
E-governance, Public sector, Sector work, Bangladesh
Commissioned Report | Jan 2010
Good Tax Governance (GTG) and more effective tax systems are central for sustainable development because they can: (i) mobilise the domestic tax base ...
CMI Report | Oct 2007
Is it possible to carry out governance assessments and develop diagnostic tools for enhancing governance while adhering to the principles of the Paris ...
Alignment, Assessments, Governance, Harmonisation, Ownership, Paris Declaration
CMI Brief | May 2019
Good governance in the management of natural resources is now recognized by scholars and policy makers as key to ensuring that countries can prevent and ...
CMI Report | Jan 2002
The paper examines urban governance in the framework of sustainable urban development. It agrees with most analyses that sustainable settlements embrace ...
Theory and practise of decentralization by devolution: Lessons from a research programme in Tanzania (2002-13)
Book Chapter | Jun 2017
What impact did Tanzania’s decentralization reform have on local governance, finances and service delivery? To what extent are the central-local ...
Local government, decentralisation, tax, governance, public services, Tanzania
U4 Brief | Oct 2007
This U4 Brief argues that the key to more effective anti-corruption strategies is to think differently about governance. Instead of starting with an OECD ...
Local government finances and financial management in Tanzania. Empirical evidence of trends 2000-2007
Report in External Series | Nov 2010
The paper examines local government capacity with respect to financial management and revenue enhancement, and analyses trends in financial accountability ...
Local government, Financial management, Taxation, Fiscal autonomy, Tanzania
U4 Report | Jan 2015
In Uruguay, innovative practices of consultation and dialogue between government and civil society have enlarged the scope of open government reforms. ...
U4 Report | Dec 2015
A strong dialogue between government and civil society provides a sound foundation for open government reforms in Croatia. The adoption and implementation ...
open government, participation, consultation, OGP, Croatia
Suspiciously Supportive or Suspiciously Obstructive? The Relationship Between Local Government and NGOs in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, and Macedonia
Journal Article | Aug 2008
Relations between local government and NGOs in post-communist states are often described in negative terms. Findings from 70 in-depth interviews ...
NGOs, local government, perceptions, collaboration, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, and Macedonia
Local Governance, Finances and Service Delivery in Tanzania. A Summary of Findings from Six Councils
Report in External Series | Jan 2005
This report provides a summary of three more extensive reports, which contribute to a baseline for the local government reform programme in Tanzania: ...
Local government, decentralisation, Tanzania
New challenges for local government revenue enhancement. Formative process research on the local government reform in Tanzania
Report in External Series | Jan 2003
New challenges for local government revenue enhancement. Formative process research on the local go
Poverty alleviation, Africa: Tanzania
Report in External Series | May 2011
The report introduces a theoretical framework for analysis, and then discusses how Pakistan and Norway define governance and good governance before moving ...
good governance, Pakistan
DERAP Working Paper | Jan 1990
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 ...
Public administration, Local government, Development research, Tanzania, Africa: Tanzania
Journal Article | Jan 2018
Tanzania has recently discovered large petroleum and natural gas reserves, boosting its natural resource stocks and potential future revenue flows. Whether ...
petroleum, governance, legal regimes, Tanzania
U4 Brief | Sep 2010
Innovative management of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) forests is an international priority. It is important to promote socio-economic ...
natural resource management, DR Congo
Book Chapter | Jan 2001
Fiscal decentralisation - the devolution of taxing and spending powers to lower levels of government - has become an important theme of governance in ...