Public Participation In Engendering Transparent, Accountable And Responsive Governance



Public participation may be described in a broad sense as the process of approaching and engaging community members in activities such as administrative decision-making, agenda-setting, and policy formulation for the overall benefit of their societies.  Public participation is seen as crucial to good governance and a constituent of democratic ideals.
In Tanzania, the government’s commitment to public participation is made evident in its creation of mechanisms that ensure community members or their representatives are engaged in decision-making processes. This Policy Brief outlines the importance of public participation in transparent, accountable and responsive governance, mentions the challenges faced in effecting open and successful participatory processes, and proposes several measures that authorities can take to enhance community participation in their locales.



Social Media

We are on Facebook!

drupal hit counter