Policy Forum is incorporated as a non-profit company under the Companies Act of 2002.The Policy Forum (PF) is a network of 76 Tanzanian civil society organisations established in 2003 and drawn together by their specific interest in augmenting the voice of ordinary citizens to influence policy processes that help in poverty reduction, equity and democratization with a specific focus on public...

Policy Forum elects new Board of Directors


Policy Forum elected its new Board of Directors during its 2009 Annual General Meeting held in Dar es Salaam on the 3rd of April. The outgoing chair, Mr. Hebron Mwakagenda of the Leadership Forum along with Theofrida Kapinga of TACOSODE and Andrew Williams of TNRF retired during this AGM leaving behind James Davey of Concern Tanzania, Rose Mushi of ACTIONAID Tanzania and Maimuna Kanyamala of KIVULINI to stay on for another year so that there is a balance between replacement and continuity on the Board. In his parting speech, Mr.

Growth in Tanzania: Is it Reducing Poverty?


Tanzania has received wide recognition for steering its economy in the right direction. In its recent publication, “Tanzania: the story of an African transition” the IMF argues that in the last two decades the Tanzanian economy went through a period of successful transition in which economic liberalization and institutional reform led to a recovery of GDP growth to more than 7% per year since 2000. Has this growth succeeded in improving lives of people? Policy Forum, in association with TWAWEZA, decided to produce this brochure which outlines how this “successful transition” has:



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