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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.
This Pre-budget policy position paper from the Policy Forum (PF), a network of over 60 Tanzanian Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) brought together by their interest in public money accountability, builds on previous efforts to contribute to the budget process, discourse and performance. Compiled by its Budget Working Group, this submission recognises the government’s quest to heal the Tanzanian economy from the scarring effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Given the rapid increase of the population in developing countries like Tanzania, there is an urgency to improve the mobilisation of domestic resources for vital service delivery. Improved mobilization of domestic resources is core towards the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is recognised as crucial in enabling developing countries to graduate from aid.