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 JWARP  Vol.9 No.6 , May 2017
Community Participation in the Decentralized Health and Water Services Delivery in Tanzania
Abstract: This article examined community participation in the delivery of water and primary health care services in the Local Government Authorities (LGAs) in Tanzania. This was the descriptive research study which employed both qualitative and quantitative research designs involving a total of 208 respondents. Where 127 respondents filled in the questionnaires, 51 respondents participated in the in-depth interviews and 30 respondents participated in the Focus Group Discussions (FGDs). The results indicate that decentralization reforms have facilitated the formation of health and water services governance structures that facilitate community participation in the service delivery. The findings further revealed the means through which community participated in the delivery of services, i.e., from participating in the meetings, project initiation and management, to membership in various statutory services boards and committees.
Cite this paper: Marijani, R. (2017) Community Participation in the Decentralized Health and Water Services Delivery in Tanzania. Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 9, 637-655. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2017.96043.
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