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Policy Forum (PF) is a network of 60 Non- Government Organizations (NGOs) founded in 2003. Registered as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) under the Non-Governmental Organizations Act, 2002 with registration number NGO/R2/00015. PF has diverse members that are drawn together by a specific interest in influencing policy processes to enhance poverty reduction, equity, and democratization focusing on public money accountability at both central and local levels. Its desired change is to improve service delivery through enhanced governance and accountable use of public resources.
The Open Budget Survey (OBS) is the world’s only independent, comparative and fact-based research instrument that uses internationally accepted criteria to assess public access to central government budget information; formal opportunities for the public to participate in the national budget process; and the role of budget oversight institutions, such as legislatures and national audit offices, in the budget process.
Tanzania’s mining sector has recently experienced tremendous changes in its legal and policy frameworks. Generally, the said reforms were aimed at ensuring that country’s natural resources benefit all Tanzanians, particularly through government revenue collection and corresponding distribution. Citizen participation is key in collecting and distributing revenues from mining operations.
The Citizen’s Budget booklet provides a summary of policies and plans reflected in the Government budget in a simplified form. The aim of this booklet is to increase citizen’s awareness, access to budgetary information, transparency and accountability in public finance management. The policies and plans reflected in the Government budget impact the lives of citizens and therefore it is important for them to understand and fully participate in the implementation of development plans.
Approximately 3 in 10 girls and 1 in 7 boys in Tanzania have experienced violence prior to the age of 18 in school settings. These are findings from the Human Rights Report 2021 which were disseminated at the Policy Forum Breakfast Debate held on 29 July 2022 probing violence against women and children.
In 2015, governments across the world made a Commitment to Reduce Inequality Index (CRII) through the Sustainable Development Goals (especially SDG 10). The different levels of inequality that exist in countries show that inequality is far from inevitable; rather, it is the product of policy choices made by governments.
Policy Forum (PF) has launched the Kuyenda Collective initiative in Tanzania to 'address the learning crisis through systems strengthening in the education sector', as part of the wider Education Out Loud Project also in three other African countries that are Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe.