NEWS

The Constituency Development Catalyst Fund in Tanzania: The Shortcut to Community Progress?

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Stakeholders have called upon the government to amend the Constituency Development Catalyst Fund (CDCF) Act of 2009 and to address the current governance deficits in its implementation.

Open letter to the Minister of Finance

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Hon. Saada Mkuya Salum

Minister of Finance

Republic of Tanzania

Dar es Salaam

Tanzania

SUBJECT: YOUR SUPPORT FOR INCREASED DOMESTIC RESOURCE MOBILISATION AND AN INTER-MINISTERIAL MEETING ON TAX AS PART OF THE 3RD FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE IN ADDIS ABABA, JULY 2015

Moving People: what are the effects of involuntary Resettlements?

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The government needs to come up with a resettlement policy that addresses the needs of people displaced due to investment initiatives established in the country. This was said by Dr.

Media Services Bill and Access to Information Bill

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The Media Services Bill and Access to Information Bill that were withdrawn after media and human rights stakeholders urged the government not to table them in parliament under Certificate of Urgency. The two bills were tabled for First Reading meaning no discussion took place and the Speaker referred the bill to the relevant Standing Committee for consideration and public scrutiny. The bills can be accessed here:

Policy Forum Budget Working Group Engages with the Parliamentary Budget Committee in Dodoma

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Towards the end of the year 2014, the Government of Tanzania prepared several Bills to be discussed by the National Assembly. Among these was the Budget Bill. Understanding the role of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), the Parliamentary Budget Committee sought inputs from Policy Forum so as to improve on the proposed Bill.

Tanzanians more cynical about economic growth

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There is now more negative public perception of Tanzania’s economic condition than a decade ago, a forum in Dar es Salaam was told today.

Corporate Social Responsibility in Tanzania Mining sector: An option or Obligation?

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Stakeholders have urged the government in co-operation with other stakeholders to establish a legal framework for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices as to ensure its effective implementation and compliance for the benefit of both national and international interests.

The Government Finally Launches the National Education and Training Policy (ETP) of 1995

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CSOs and other stakeholders including AMREF have lauded the government for launching the long-awaited National Education and Training Policy (ETP) that had been in the back-burner for almost eight years.

Speaking soon after the launch, Dr. Serafina Mkuwa, a representative of AMREF working on sexual reproductive said that the policy can finally be operationalized as among other things, it now allows re-entry of pregnant girls to school after giving birth.

What is the secret behind the Swiss Billions?

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Recently the International Consortium for Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), a US-based watchdog released a report   with data on monies wired to the HSBC Bank in Switzerland (one of the world’s largest banks) including by people associated or connected to Tanzania. About a hundred people wired $ 114 million (equivalent to 205 billion Tanzanian shillings) for year 2006/07.

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