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Do people prefer active MPs?

What sort of MPs do people prefer? Do voters care about how much their MPs have held the executive to account on the floor of the Bunge? One indicator for answering these questions is to analyze the relationship between active/dormant MPs and their performance in the preferential polls of CCM.

In this note six key facts are presented regarding the relationship between the participation of MPs in Parliament and their performance in the CCM polls.

Will Shs 1.5 trillion be well managed?

The Controller and Auditor General (CAG) released the first value for money (performance) audit of road works in Tanzania. This brief summarises the findings of this audit.

The audit concludes that road works are not well managed and that economy, efficiency and effectiveness of road construction can not be assured. Of the ten road projects audited the Auditor General finds not one that was completed on time; the final cost was 57% higher than what was originally budgeted.

Update on the 19th Bunge session

In February 2010, Uwazi produced a brief entitled Do they work for us? which presented facts about MP participation in the sessions of the Bunge from 2005 to 2009. This update covers the 19th parliamentary session, which took place from the 13th, to the 23rd of April 2010.

It is found that in session 19 MPs were less active than during the previous 18 sessions. The note identifies 94 MPs who did not make any intervention during session 19 and presents a ranking of MPs by how active they were.

Growth and Poverty in Tanzania

Tanzania has received wide recogniton for steering its economy in the right direction. In its recent publication,Tanzania: the story of an African transition the IMF argues that in the last two decades the Tanzanian economy went through a period of successful transiton in which economic liberalizaton and insttutonal reform led to a recovery of GDP growth to more than 7% per year since 2000.

Fighting Malnutrition in Tanzania

This note, done in association with Sikika and Policy Forum shows that in 2010 another 43,000 children will die prematurely in Tanzania because they are malnourished. It argues that many of these deaths could have been prevented if Tanzania would introduce fortified flour and cooking oil. The authors estimate there would be 6,700 less child deaths per year. In addition it would bring a net annual economic benefit of Tshs 153 billion. More ...

Do they work for us?

The Bunge, Tanzania's Parliament, helps ensure that the country is well governed. This note explores how active different MPs have particiapted in the business of the Bunge. It finds that opposition members are more active than ruling party members, that elected MPs perform better than nominated MPs and that female MPs are less active than male MPs. The note identifies 72 MPs who never asked one basic question and lists the three most and the three least active MPs.

Reforming allowances

A paper produced by Uwazi and Policy Forum looks deeper into the payment of allowances in the public sector and finds that improved service delivery, higher salaries for civil servants and cost savings are all feasible, if the culture of allowances were addressed.
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