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Implementation (Actualization) of Fiscal Decentralization in Ilemela Municipal Council

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Show simple item record Malyagili, Shilinde Sospeter 2019-06-13T06:37:44Z 2019-06-13T06:37:44Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation APA en_US
dc.description The Dissertation Report submitted to the School of Public Administration and Management (SOPAM) of the Mzumbe University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for award of the Degree of Masters of Public Administration en_US
dc.description.abstract This study focuses on examining the implementation (actualization) of Fiscal Decentralization in Ilemela Municipal Council (IMC). Specifically the study tried to (i) explore if IMC has financial discretionary power and how does it make use of it, (ii) examine the extent to which the central government fulfills its obligation of supplying IMC with adequate unconditional grants and other forms of grants, (iii) and find out whether IMC passes its own budget reflecting its own priorities. The study employed a case study research design, and a sample size of 71 respondents which included the municipal director, HoDs, WEOs, councilors, and Mtaa chairpersons. The study employed face to face interviews, questionnaires, and documentary review as methods of data collection. Findings from the study show that IMC has no full authority when it comes to financial discretion as suggested by the 1998 policy paper on local government, that the central government has adequately been supplying IMC with grants in some areas/ sectors only, and that IMC does pass its own budget reflecting its own priorities but sometimes the priorities are neglected when IMC is ordered by the central government to implement something which has not even been budgeted earlier. The study concludes that it is difficult for IMC to be free from excessive central government control as long as it keeps relying heavily on grants for its operations, and that being the case the possibility of the whole decentralization process to better off the services offered by IMC is very much limited. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Individual en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Mzumbe University en_US
dc.subject Fiscal Decentralization en_US
dc.title Implementation (Actualization) of Fiscal Decentralization in Ilemela Municipal Council en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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