The research report focuses on other democracy protection institutions such as the Ethics Secretariat and the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau, and looks at the interaction between the CHRAGG and the public at large as well as non-state actors like civil society organizations, among them the Tanzania Media Women’s Association (TAMWA), the Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA), the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) and the Tanzania Gender Networking Programme (TGNP). Some key research finding and policy recommendations conclude the study.
Firstly, nascent democracies on the African continent must be carefully nurtured if real democracy is to be realized. This requires that institutions such as those that oversee elections, human rights and good governance be constitutionally recognized so that no other institution may interfere with their activities without fitting and justifiable reasons.
Secondly, the constitutional and legal mandates of the commission are clear, but a lack of resources has rendered it less effective than it should be.
Thirdly, the government must do a great deal to create an environment in which democracy can thrive. One area which requires attention is the legal system – certain draconian laws need to be repealed or amended.
Fourthly, cooperation and networking between and among government and non-governmental actors would contribute to the successful realization of the goals of such institutions as the CHRAGG.