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Title:Public sector enterprises in Tanzania: problems and constraints
Authors:Msambichaka, L.A.
Bagachwa, M.S.D.
Periodical:Vierteljahres-Berichte: Probleme der internationalen Zusammenarbeit
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subject:public enterprises
Abstract:Critique of the functioning of Tanzanian parastatals identifying the following major constraints and problems: an unfavourable external environment, including worsening terms of trade for commodity exports and rising world market prices for oil; internal problems, such as ill defined and contradictory government objectives and state policies, institutional bottlenecks, shortages of trained managerial personnel, overmanning, lack of a coherent planning mechanism, a non-aggressive marketing strategy, a disregard for budgeting, cost control and accountability, and an almost total absence of any form of monitoring and evaluation. A typical parastatal enterprise in Tanzania is an ailing or terminally ill unit which, due to ideological ill feelings, can seldom be allowed to collapse. Ref.