Corruption in Procurement

4077 WordsJan 9, 201217 Pages
UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM BUSINESS SCHOOL | AN ASSESSMENT OF CORRUPTION IN THE PROCUREMENT PROFESSION IN GOVERNMENT: CASE IN TANZANIA. | | BY | BERNARD, HELLEN | REG. NO. 2009-06-00929 | RESEARCH PROPOSAL SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL TO CARRY OUT RESEARCH FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTERS OR BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. | Table of Contents 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 background3 1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM4 2.o research aim6 2.1 RESEARCH OBJECTIVES6 3.0 RESEARCH QUESTIONS………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………6 3.1 RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS.7 4.0 LITERATURE REVIEW 4.1 CONCEPTUAL LITERATURE…………………………………………………………………………………………………8 4.2 THEORETICAL…show more content…
The decade following Tanzania’s independence (1960-1970) did not manifest intense corruption. Where it took place it tended to be restricted to low-level officials who demanded and received negligible sums of money. As the country expanded the public sector and public administration institutions progressively decayed, entailing the rise of bureaucratic malfunctioning, opportunities for rent-seeking behavior and asking and offering bribes started creeping in. In the same period, the cost of living rose dramatically while public service pay remained static or declined. Public officials became driven by a culture of survival and they progressively adopted deviant behavior patterns discussed earlier in the paper, including the use of corruption as an income maintenance strategy. To address and control the trend of increased corruption, the Nyerere Government enacted the leadership code as part of the Arusha Declaration which had been adopted in 1967 and dedicated Tanzania to the pursuit of Ujamaa and Self Reliance as its ideology. While moral suasion through a socialist code of conduct was making its contribution to the fight against corrupt tendencies, the country came to experience a major economic crisis following the oil crisis and the after effects of the war with Idd Amin in the late 1970s and early 1980s, with double digit inflation, major fiscal deficits and negative economic growth. That situation saw the state lose its ability to pay
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