Decentralization and the organization of space in Tanzania

Decentralization was introduced in Tanzania in 1972 as a logical step in the implementation of the policy of socialism and self-reliance. The following hypothesis provides a general framework of analysis: ‘The more comprehensively and systematically rural development is planned and assisted by the state and its regional agencies the more certain it is that local points of concentration. will assume a tiered structure in two and eventually three levels …’. In Tanzania this emerging three tier structure includes the village (sub-ward) at the lowest level, the ward, district headquarters, the regional headquarters at the intermediate level and the capital city (Dar es Salaam and Dodoma) at the apex. Sections: Introduction – Spatial structure before the Arusha Declaration of 1967 – Spatial restructuring under decentralisation – Spatial interaction through planning – Development of Ujamaa villages as Service Centres -Conclusion. App., charts, maps, notes, ref., tab.

Title: Decentralization and the organization of space in Tanzania
Authors: Maro, Paul S.
Mlay, Wilfred F.I.
Year: 1979
Periodical: Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume: 49
Issue: 3
Pages: 291-301
Language: English
Geographic term: Tanzania
External links: https://www.jstor.org/stable/1159561
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Abstract: Decentralization was introduced in Tanzania in 1972 as a logical step in the implementation of the policy of socialism and self-reliance. The following hypothesis provides a general framework of analysis: ‘The more comprehensively and systematically rural development is planned and assisted by the state and its regional agencies the more certain it is that local points of concentration. will assume a tiered structure in two and eventually three levels …’. In Tanzania this emerging three tier structure includes the village (sub-ward) at the lowest level, the ward, district headquarters, the regional headquarters at the intermediate level and the capital city (Dar es Salaam and Dodoma) at the apex. Sections: Introduction – Spatial structure before the Arusha Declaration of 1967 – Spatial restructuring under decentralisation – Spatial interaction through planning – Development of Ujamaa villages as Service Centres -Conclusion. App., charts, maps, notes, ref., tab.