Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80956
Authors: 
Tripp, Aili Mari
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2012/37
Abstract: 
Tanzania has been a relative success story in Africa in terms of political reform. While foreign aid has helped strengthen institutions that advance accountability, it simultaneously supports a status quo that undermines accountability and democratization. This study first explores the ways in which foreign donors directly strengthen civil society, parties, the media, as well as legislatures and the judiciary. It then looks at the ways in which donor support has unintended consequences in undermining accountability through the provision of general budget support and through support of policies that undercut vertical accountability in decentralization and in public goods provision.
Subjects: 
Tanzania
democratization
accountability
foreign aid
decentralization
public goods
JEL: 
D72
F35
N47
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-500-0
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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