This paper considers the municipal finance systems in Tanzania, focussing in particular on the capital city of Dar es Salaam. The analysis is intended to contribute to the ‘Cities and Fragile States’ component of the Crisis States Research programme. The paper is largely based on desk-based research and information gathered over a short field study conducted in Dar es Salaam in July 2007. The paper sets out the macroeconomic context of Tanzania and then provides background on the framework for decentralisation and local government finances in the country. The subsequent sections analyse the municipal finance situation and the approach to infrastructure financing in Dar es Salaam. The paper ends with a summary of the key research findings.
Occasional Paper No. 10, London, UK; Crisis States Research Centre, 20 pp.