Tanzania's Transparency Agenda | Stanford Social Innovation Review

Elsie Eyakuza interviews Twaweza's Head, Rakesh Rajani and the Hon. Matthias Chikawe, Minister for Constitutional and Legal Affairs on the significance of the Open Government Partnership in Tanzania, for an article just published as a special supplement in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR).

The article and interview covered diverse subjects including the required change in government culture and the need to think beyond online in ensuring that citizens have access to information. The Minister says the OGP requires a cultural shift in how public servants work. Rajani talked about a new approach to governing, “government doesn’t just rule, it actually seeks to solve problems collaboratively. It recognizes that it doesn’t have all the answers. In that sense, it can also be very liberating for government, to not have to feel it has to shoulder all the responsibility and fix all the problems.”

Read the article on the SSIR website or download it below.

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