Constituency Development Catalyst Fund (CDCF) is a decentralized fund that aims at
catalysing developmental projects in constituencies and to reduce poverty at community
level by supporting the community identified projects. This study analysed the extent to
which decentralized funds such as CDCF catalyses development, involves community in
projects identification, implementation, management and implementation.
The objective of the study was to find out whether the community is aware of the
decentralized funds like CDCF found in their localities, if they are fully involved in
project identifications, implementation, management, and monitoring. Moreover to find
out if there is a need of CDCF funds in the community, if the CDCF reduce poverty as
well as the extent to which it is efficient than other decentralized funds in the community.
This is expected to increase access to information regarding CDCF services and improve
follow up rate in CDCF section.
The research was conducted using both qualitative and quantitative approaches. A case
study design was used for which survey was conducted in Babati rural constituency.
Random sampling and purposive sampling were used as part of sampling design of this
research. Questionnaires with different types of questions were designed and used to
collect the needed data. These were supplemented with interviews, observation and
documentary review. The sample size of the study was 119 respondents. The analysed
data was presented in the form of description, table with frequencies, percentages, and
The Researcher revealed that most of Babati residents have little awareness of CDCF
projects because they do not participate in identification and implementation of
community development projects. These results to poor management of those projects
which are implemented at their jurisdictions. The study also revealed that the amount of
CDCF distributed to the constituency is not sufficient enough to catalyze community
projects since the constituencies have many projects to accomplish. Given the major
findings above, the researcher recommends that community members, whether influential
or not, should be involved in identification, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of
the CDF projects to boost its success.
SSA, R (2021). An Assessment Of Decentralized Funding And Rural Development In Tanzania: A Case Of Constituency Development Fund (Cdf) In Babati Constituency. Afribary.com: Retrieved May 13, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/an-assessment-of-decentralized-funding-and-rural-development-in-tanzania-a-case-of-constituency-development-fund-cdf-in-babati-constituency
Research, SSA. "An Assessment Of Decentralized Funding And Rural Development In Tanzania: A Case Of Constituency Development Fund (Cdf) In Babati Constituency" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 26 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/an-assessment-of-decentralized-funding-and-rural-development-in-tanzania-a-case-of-constituency-development-fund-cdf-in-babati-constituency . Accessed 13 May. 2021.
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Research, SSA. "An Assessment Of Decentralized Funding And Rural Development In Tanzania: A Case Of Constituency Development Fund (Cdf) In Babati Constituency" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 13, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/an-assessment-of-decentralized-funding-and-rural-development-in-tanzania-a-case-of-constituency-development-fund-cdf-in-babati-constituency