THE GOVERNANCE OF THE CAPITATION GRANT IN PRIMARY EDUCATION IN TANZANIA 2012 - REPOA
This study examines the governance of the capitation grant in 48 primary schools in six local councils of Tanzania, a recurrent expenditure mechanism introduced to compensate for the abolition of school fees in public schools in 2002. The study focuses on whether civic engagement (demand-side) and/or school autonomy (supply-side) variables affect the governance of this grant at the school level. The aspects of governance studied are effectiveness, rule of law, accountability and participation. The research applied quantitative and qualitative methods; a questionnaire using a five-point Likert scale was administered to a total of 144 respondents complemented by data drawn from focus group discussions and key informant interviews involving an additional 130 participants.