Information resources management for policy formulation, implementation and programme decision-making in government ministries in Tanzania.
This article discusses the findings of a study conducted on the state of information resources management (IRM) in government ministries in Tanzania. The purpose of the study was to investigate and establish the extent to which the information resources management in the ministries reflect and support the process of policy formulation, implementation and programme decision making. The study focused on the senior policy and decision makers in the government ministries as well as the heads of information resource domains of the ministries. The article argues that IRM is a management concept with a unique perspective that has a potential, when implemented, to improve government ministries' efficiency and effectiveness. Through IRM better organization of information and information technology to meet the information needs of ministries policy and decision makers would be achieved. The study established the state of IRM in government ministries in Tanzania to be poor.
University of Dar es Salaam Library Journal Vol. 9 (2) 2007: pp. 40-55