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If findings are ignored, why audit?

The Controller and Auditor General (CAG) of Tanzania has been prompt in auditing and releasing audit findings on various operations of the Government in recent years. To the disappointment of many however, a clear indication that financial management situation is improving because of audits is lacking.

Do MPs who speak out in Parliament get re-elected?

On October 31st 2010, Tanzanians cast their votes to elect a new President and the 10th Parliament. Many MPs who served in the 9th parliament stood up for the election. Did their performance in Parliament matter to voters? How did it affect their chance of being re-elected for another 5 year term?

Where does the education money go?

Since the Government introduced free primary education in 2001, enrollment has increased tremendously, from 4.9 million pupils in 2001 to 8.3 million in 2010. While the increase in pupil numbers has been accompanied by a commensurate increase in the primary education sub-sector budget, education inputs have remained rather poor. This brief questions how the Government's primary education budget is used.

Is the money reaching schools?

Recently Tanzania launched the second phase of Secondary Education Development Programme (2010-2015). The aim is to improve quality and relevance of secondary education. In order to achieve this, government has committed to ensure that capitation grants reach schools on time. Does this happen in practice? In this policy brief, Twaweza, Hakielimu and Policy Forum highlight some of the gaps that have been observed in the first few months of SEDP II implementation.

Achieving Results: Four Challenges to Government, Donors and MPs

Government, donors and Members of Parliament have been challenged to make decisions that will enable Tanzanians achieve better results from their tax and donor money.
In this policy brief Uwazi presses for a more transparent budget process; implementation of the recommendations of the Controller and Auditor General (CAG), and a focus on learning in primary schools.

It's our water too: Bringing greater equity in access to water in Kenya

The absence of a formula based approach to budget allocation has led to large inequities for water access in Kenya. Poor families pay considerably more forw water compared to rich families, and millions go without adequate access everyday. This brief argues that with data available from the 2009 population census it is now feasible to follow a formulate based approach to budget allocation for water.

No budget transparency in East Africa

Countries of East Africa give too limited information about their budgets to the public. They fail to publish key budget documents and provide little information in the documents that are published and released. Countries also largely ignore public voice in the budget process. In this way they make it virtually impossible for citizens to hold their governments to account for the way tax money is spent.
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