Strategic Issues Affecting Training and Development in Tanzania’s Public Sector: Evidence from Selected Local Government Authorities

Venance Shillingi Salum, Stella Malangalila Kinemo, Moses Daniel Kwayu, Zuena Kilugwe Khamis


This paper examined strategic issues affecting training and development in Tanzania’s public sector with evidence from selected local government authorities.  The specific objectives were to examine whether organisation resources, modern technology, organisation structure, and organisation culture affects training and development in organisations. Tools for data collection were questionnaires, interviews and documentary review, which were used to collect data Dodoma and Chamwino local authorities, then data were analyzed using SPSS version 20 and excel spreadsheet. The findings revealed individually and collectively independent variables (organisation resources, modern technology, organization structure and organisation culture) affects training and development, where coefficient of determination ( 0.762) implied 76.2% of the variations in training and development was influenced by organisation resources, modern technology, organisation structure and organisation culture in two local authorities. This means that other factors not studied in this research contributes about 23.8% only, with higher influence being from organisation resource at b = 0.448; modern technology with b = 0.253; organisation structure with b = 0.200; and organisation culture with b = 0.124 respectively.  Therefore, management in local authorities should consider these strategic issues for effective execution of training and development of employees towards improving council’s service delivery.

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