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Faith Actors’ Advice on Achieving Equitable Health Services for the Poor in Tanzania

Submitted by Web Master on 10 October 2019

The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania needs only TZS 150 billion for 5 years to cover the cost of 28 percent of health insurance for low-income Tanzanians, the country’s religious leaders have said at a recent Breakfast Debate organised by Policy Forum in collaboration with the Interfaith Standing Committee on Economic Justice and Integrity of Creation (ISCEJIC) on September 27, 2019.

Policy Forum Breakfast Debate on Working with Government to Enhance Accountability:The Business case for ethical conduct

Submitted by Web Master on 30 September 2014

The Private sector in Tanzania has been urged to create incentives to promote ethical conduct in their businesses such as initiating reward schemes. The call was made by Joel Nanauka, a presenter at the debate when he was presenting on “What are the incentives for Tanzanian businesses to conduct their operations in an ethical manner?” during the Policy Forum breakfast debate slated 26th September 2014.

Create favorable conditions for the Diaspora, Tanzania government urged.

Submitted by Web Master on 1 September 2014

Tanzania government has been urged to create favorable conditions for the Diaspora, including policies which would enable them to contribute to the development of the country.

This was an appeal emerging from the Breakfast Debate entitled: “Migration and Development in Tanzania: What should Diaspora engagement look like?” that was organised by Policy Forum.

Policy Forum Breakfast Debate on Benefiting from Gas: How to enhance Local Content in Tanzania

Submitted by Web Master on 30 April 2014

With new found gas reserves in Tanzania, there has been adequate talk of how the extraction of the resource can be maximized for the benefit of locals in the country. Observers have called for Government to demonstrate high commitment towards enhancing local content in the sector and international oil & gas companies to demonstrate the concrete steps they will take on this including  development of human resources.

Policy Forum Breakfast Debate on BRICS Investments: Development Opportunity for Tanzania?

Submitted by Web Master on 5 March 2014


BRICS states have been urged to become more active and transparent in the Tanzania development dialogue with stakeholders as they seek to contribute to the country’s poverty reduction efforts as articulated in MKUKUTA. Tanzania has also been cautioned to be careful in handling foreign investors coming to the country offering contracts without transparency.

Breakfast Debate: reflections on the Allocation for Water Sector Budget for 2013/2014

Submitted by Web Master on 25 April 2013

The water sector budget for the financial year 2013/2014 has been reduced to 398.4 billion Tanzanian shillings from 588.1 billion which was allocated to the sector budget in 2012/13, a reduction of about 190 billion shillings. Speaking during the Policy Forum's Breakfast Debate Mr.Fidelis Paul, Policy Analysist of WaterAid, said the reduction will result in the government continuing being donor dependent. He said looking at the 2013/14 national budget 36% of the total budget will be generated from domestic revenue while 64% of the development budget will depend on donors.

What it will take for Tanzania to Become a Developmental State

Submitted by Web Master on 25 February 2013

Although the Tanzania Development Vision 2025 calls for a ‘developmental mindset’ focusing on economic growth that is ‘private sector-led’ with the state facilitating ‘strategic investments’ and ‘selective industrial support,' it was questionable that this was being implemented.

This was noted by Brian Cooksey, an independent research professional who was the presenter at the Policy Forum breakfast talk held on the 22nd February, 2013. He based his presentation on Policy Forum's third Tanzania Governance Review.

Government urged to review road safety policy to overcome increasing road accidents

Submitted by Web Master on 31 August 2012

The proportion of citizens involved in road accidents each year now exceeds the nation's annual population growth. Speaking at the August breakfast debate organized by Policy Forum, Mr. Josh Palfreman of the Amend.Org said, 3.4 % of the Tanzania's GDP is lost due to traffic accidents each year and the problem is increasing as since 2007, road deaths and injuries have increased by an average of 10%.

He added that, research indicates that 75% of accidents are caused by 'human factors' notably: careless driving, speeding and overtaking.

Local Communities Should be involved in issues relating to their Land

Submitted by Web Master on 30 July 2012

The government has been urged to involve local communities before releasing their land to investors. This was said at a breakfast debate organised by Policy Forum on the 27th of July, 2012 where the main presentations were made by Mr. Ben Sulus, Federation President of the Tanzania Forest Industries Federation (SHIVIMITA) and Ms. Rahima Njaidi, Executive Director, Mtandao wa Jamii wa Usimamizi wa Misitu Tanzania (MJUMITA).

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