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Budget Working Group 2018/19 Pre Budget Position Statement

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Preamble: The Policy Forum (PF) Budget Working Group welcomes yet another opportunity to share views regarding the performance of previous budgets and propose some recommendations that we believe are worth consideration during current parliamentary deliberations for the 2018/19 budget to be concluded late in June.

Policy Forum Bids Farewell To Kepa

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2016/2017 CAG Report: Stakeholders Propose Improvements to Financial Accountability

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The recently released 2016/17 Controller & Auditor General Report has revealed a number of challenges relating to effective financial accountability at the local level including under and over-disbursements, massive amounts of unspent funds by local government authorities, drop in revenue collections and ineffective use of spent monies.

Open Budget Survey: Tanzania Drops Substantially in Fiscal Transparency

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Findings of the 2017 survey conducted by the International Budget Partnership (IBP) reveals that Tanzania has scored a lowly 10 out of 100, implying it is a country that provides scant or no information on public budgets.

A Short Video: 2017 Implemented Activities by Policy Forum

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This video provides an account of work done in 2017 under the network's outcome one which aim to strengthen PF members' capacity to influence and monitor the implementation of policies relating to public resources. Second, it covers the activities carried out with the intention of enhancing state responsiveness to Policy Forum’s advocacy agenda relating to increased domestic resource mobilization and the accountable use of public resources.

Policy Forum Trains Representatives of the President's Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) on the Sustainable Development Goals

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Tanzania is among the countries that adopted the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and translating the same to its own development initiatives  such as the Development Vision 2025  and the Five Year Development Plan II (2016/17 – 2020/21).

CSOs Urge Efficient Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals for Better Social Economic Results

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Agenda 2030 provides an unheralded opportunity to address the persistent challenges facing the world, including poverty, growing inequalities, and environmental degradation. Through it, world leaders have committed to addressing the economic, social and environmental issues standing in the way of sustainable development. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide an opportunity to build on positive national development and address fundamental challenges in comprehensive and systematic ways.

Budget Working Group 2018 Annual Plan

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Budget Working Group 2018 Annual Plan. Click here

Call for Joint Efforts to Curb Illicit Financial Flows from Africa

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Although Tanzania is now acknowledged as one of the fastest growing economies in the world, this progress has not translated to major changes in the lives of ordinary Tanzanians. The reasons for this are many but tax incentives, tax evasion and avoidance and illicit capital flows to tax havens have been pinpointed as some of the factors that limit the country from raising adequate funds to improve service delivery.

Land Governance and Solutions for Protecting the Rights of the People

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Natural resource management and conservation in Tanzania can be improved by enhancing people-centred governance by putting in place organisational structures and processes that support community participation. This was said at the breakfast debate hosted by Policy Forum on 24th November, 2017 dedicated on the theme entitled, “People- Centered Land Governance: The solution for protecting the rights of the poor and vulnerable in Tanzania?.”

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