Public Administration in Tanzania: Current Issues and Challenges

African Public Administration and Management, Vol. 3, ISBN 978-90-5448-142-3

University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper 2016-16

126 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2016 Last revised: 2 Dec 2016

See all articles by Jacobus de Ridder

Jacobus de Ridder

University of Groningen - Faculty of Law

Ben Emans

University of Groningen

Rudie Hulst

VU University Amsterdam

Albertjan Tollenaar

University of Groningen - Department of Administrative Law and Public Administration

Stella Kinemo

Mzumbe University

Emmanuel Ndikumana

Mzumbe University

Hamis Kiyabo

Mzumbe University

Venance Shillingi

Mzumbe University

Moses Kwayu

Mzumbe University

Peter Andrea

Mzumbe University - School of Public Administration & Management (SOPAM)

Wilhelm Mafuru

Independent

Deogratias Mpenzi

Mzumbe University

Idda Lyatonga Swai

Mzumbe University

Oscar Tefurukwa

Mzumbe University

Orest Masue

Mzumbe University - School of Public Administration & Management (SOPAM)

Richard Ngowi

Mzumbe University

Wilfred Lameck

Mzumbe University

Eliza Mwakasangula

Mzumbe University

George Romanus Igulu

Mzumbe University - School of Public Administration & Management (SOPAM)

Anosisye Kesale

Mzumbe University

Dennis Kamugisha

Mzumbe University

Gustav Elias Kunkuta

Mzumbe University - School of Public Administration & Management (SOPAM)

Paul Amani

Mzumbe University, School of Public Administration & Management (SOPAM), Students

Date Written: March 22, 2016

Abstract

Good public administration is a core requirement for development. But what constitutes good public administration? The kind that boosts development in the third world? Foreign advisers, NGO’s and donors readily will give advice. However, public administration is very much embedded in the social fabric of the society it serves. Transplanting good practices from elsewhere requires that they are adapted and geared to the specifics of the recipient country. The challenge is to extract the core from public administration scholarship around the world and make it applicable to for indigenous governance issues. This book is an attempt to do just that.

Its central theme is decentralisation by devolution, a huge program of administrative transformation in Tanzania. Four major issues in that decentralisation effort are discussed: leadership in Tanzanian villages, politics and administration in district government, human resource management and decentralisation, and service delivery management at the local level. All four papers are based on original studies done by the staff of the School of Public Administration and Management of Mzumbe University in Tanzania.

Keywords: Tanzania, public administration, human resource management, good governance, decentralisation

JEL Classification: N47; H70; H77

Suggested Citation

de Ridder, Jacobus and Emans, Ben and Hulst, Rudie and Tollenaar, Albertjan and Kinemo, Stella and Ndikumana, Emmanuel and Kiyabo, Hamis and Shillingi, Venance and Kwayu, Moses and Andrea, Peter and Mafuru, Wilhelm and Mpenzi, Deogratias and Lyatonga Swai, Idda and Tefurukwa, Oscar and Masue, Orest and Ngowi, Richard and Lameck, Wilfred and Mwakasangula, Eliza and Igulu, George Romanus and Kesale, Anosisye and Kamugisha, Dennis and Kunkuta, Gustav Elias and Amani, Paul, Public Administration in Tanzania: Current Issues and Challenges (March 22, 2016). African Public Administration and Management, Vol. 3, ISBN 978-90-5448-142-3, University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper 2016-16, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2752875

Jacobus De Ridder

University of Groningen - Faculty of Law ( email )

9700 AS Groningen
Netherlands
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Ben Emans

University of Groningen ( email )

P.O. Box 800
9700 AH Groningen, Groningen 9700 AV
Netherlands

Rudie Hulst

VU University Amsterdam ( email )

De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam, ND North Holland 1081 HV
Netherlands

Albertjan Tollenaar (Contact Author)

University of Groningen - Department of Administrative Law and Public Administration ( email )

PO Box 716
Groningen, 9700 AS
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://www.rug.nl/staff/a.tollenaar

Stella Kinemo

Mzumbe University ( email )

P.O.Box 9
Morogoro, Morogoro +255
Tanzania

Emmanuel Ndikumana

Mzumbe University ( email )

P.O.Box 9
Morogoro, Morogoro +255
Tanzania

Hamis Kiyabo

Mzumbe University ( email )

P.O.Box 9
Morogoro, Morogoro +255
Tanzania

Venance Shillingi

Mzumbe University ( email )

P.O.Box 9
Morogoro, Morogoro +255
Tanzania

Moses Kwayu

Mzumbe University ( email )

P.O.Box 9
Morogoro, Morogoro +255
Tanzania

Peter Andrea

Mzumbe University - School of Public Administration & Management (SOPAM) ( email )

P.O Box 2 Mzumbe
Morogoro
Tanzania

Wilhelm Mafuru

Independent ( email )

Deogratias Mpenzi

Mzumbe University ( email )

P.O.Box 9
Morogoro, Morogoro +255
Tanzania

Idda Lyatonga Swai

Mzumbe University ( email )

P.O.Box 9
Morogoro, Morogoro +255
Tanzania

Oscar Tefurukwa

Mzumbe University ( email )

P.O.Box 9
Morogoro, Morogoro +255
Tanzania

Orest Masue

Mzumbe University - School of Public Administration & Management (SOPAM) ( email )

P.O Box 2 Mzumbe
Morogoro
Tanzania

Richard Ngowi

Mzumbe University ( email )

P.O.Box 9
Morogoro, Morogoro +255
Tanzania

Wilfred Lameck

Mzumbe University ( email )

P.O.Box 9
Morogoro, Morogoro +255
Tanzania

Eliza Mwakasangula

Mzumbe University ( email )

P.O.Box 9
Morogoro, Morogoro +255
Tanzania

George Romanus Igulu

Mzumbe University - School of Public Administration & Management (SOPAM) ( email )

P.O Box 2 Mzumbe
Morogoro
Tanzania

Anosisye Kesale

Mzumbe University ( email )

P.O.Box 9
Morogoro, Morogoro +255
Tanzania

Dennis Kamugisha

Mzumbe University ( email )

P.O.Box 9
Morogoro, Morogoro +255
Tanzania

Gustav Elias Kunkuta

Mzumbe University - School of Public Administration & Management (SOPAM) ( email )

P.O Box 2 Mzumbe
Morogoro
Tanzania

Paul Amani

Mzumbe University, School of Public Administration & Management (SOPAM), Students ( email )

Tanzania

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