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Government Performance Auditors visit PF to identify areas for future audits

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Policy Forum held a meeting with performance auditors of the National Audit Office of Tanzania (NAOT) on the 13th of July as part of their audit planning to identify possible areas to focus future audits. Of particular focus in their detailed discussions with Policy Forum was the theme of resource mobilisation including both non-tax and tax revenues.

African CSOs: Reclaim UNCTAD to Uphold Africa’s Structural Economic Transformation

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An African Civil Society Call to Governments at UNCTAD 14: Governments at the 14th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14) must rise up to the fundamental challenge of equitable development in and for Africa within the global order. This intergovernmental forum, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya in July 2016, must clearly call for global economic institutions to bolster initiatives by Africa’s peoples and their governments towards Africa’s structural economic transformation.

PRESS RELEASE: Launch of the IFF Stop the Bleeding Campaign (DTA Tanzania Report and East Africa Tax Incentives Study).

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The Tanzania Tax Justice Coalition a loose coalition of NGOs interested in tax justice in collaboration with Tax Justice Network - Africa will launch the Stop the Bleeding Campaign to stop illicit financial flows (IFFS) from Tanzania by unveiling two reports on Double Taxation Agreements (DTAs) and the Tanzania study on East Africa tax incentives. The launch will be held on the 18th of June 2016 in Dodoma, Tanzania.

Public Private Partnerships at the local level: a catalyst for development?

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The government has been called upon to strongly support Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) at the local level so that local authorities and their staff can become more focused on their core mandate of providing essential services to the public as the private sector complements these efforts by helping to reduce the financial and technical resource gap needed for socio-economic development.

CSOs elect their representatives to the TEITA Committee

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PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

 

CSOs elect their representatives to the TEITA Committee

Achieving a Balanced Budget on Health and Education: Expectations, Challenges and Opportunities

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A call has been made to the government to meet the demands of free education including capitation grant, financing infrastructures, school feeding porridge program and compensation of school fee secondary education inorder to achieve a balanced budget in the education sector 2016/2017. In addition for this to occur there would also need to be an increase to 30%-40% of development budget for the education sector budget and a perfect match between allocation and actual expenditure in development budget.

Death Announcement: Rest in Peace Alex Modest Ruchyahinduru

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The Policy Forum Secretariat is deeply saddened to announce the untimely death of Alex Modest Ruchyahinduru, our Communication and Advocacy manager, passed away at the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam in the early morning of the 1st of May, 2016. Some of you will have heard of the news of his hospitalisation following a craniotomy (brain surgery) during the Easter weekend a month ago. Alex joined Policy Forum in March 2009.

Tanzanian MPs advised to push for more investments in health and education

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Tanzanian members of parliament have been urged to press the executive for more investments in the education and health sectors in order to meet its commitments to provide free education and affordable, equitable access to health services for all.

Position Statement: Budget 2016/2017

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Today the National Assembly starts discussing the National Budget for the Financial Year 2016/17 and this will be the first session under the new administration of President John Magufuli. It is also the first year of the Second Five Year Development Plan (FYDP II) 2016/17 – 2020/21. As a base year, we the members of the Policy Forum Budget Working Group would like to contribute to this key process by sharing our views on the performance of the previous budget and our expectations in the forthcoming budget.

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