Legislature support Project
The Union of Zanzibar legislatures are different levels of development reflecting the history, needs and resources of both jurisdiction.In response to the capacity development needs articulated in the Corporate/Strategic Plans of the two legislatures, the project will provide support to the National Assembly and the Zanzibar House of Representatives by helping to strengthen Members’ legislative, oversight and representative capacities and assisting the Secretariats of both legislatures to deliver upgraded services to Members
- Strengthen and enhance the capacity of MPs and their committees to better exercise their interrelated functions of law making, executive oversight including national budget approval and oversight, and representation of constituents/citizens
- Strengthen the Secretariats of both legislatures to help them deliver effective services to parliamentarians and help build sustainable, modern internal parliamentary staff management structures and practices.
- Enhance Members outreach to citizens to better represent their interests/ Strengthened dialogue between parliament and citizen
- Strengthen capacity of MPs to undertake gender analysis of potential legislation
- Simplify the structure of the Parliament Secretariat so as to enhance efficiency vis-à-vis Members of Parliament and accountability vis-à-vis the public.
- Enhance overall effectiveness of Members by providing them with Research and IT services
- Improve the administrative efficiency of the National Assembly of United Republic of Tanzania.
- The Budget Cycle for the United Republic of Tanzania has been revised giving more time for Account Committees to deliberate on the submissions before they are tabled in the National Assembly. The project has been early to respond to the needs of the new Accounts Committee members in the analysis of the 2013/14 budget.
- A comprehensive independent needs assessment for the two legislatures has been conducted and validated by the LSP Project board in two separate meetings. The report underscores the necessity of the capacity building areas contained in the LSP including research assistance and capacity needs for the parliamentary committees and professional training and support for the secretariat. Need for greater independence of the institution through the on-going constitutional process or other was also pointed in the report.
|Donor name||Amount contributed per year|
|One UN fund||$2400,000|
Delivery in previous fiscal year
|2011 to date||$1241,000|