Policy Forum is a network of NGOs incorporated as a non-profit company under the Companies Act of 2002. Our growing membership currently includes over 100 non-governmental organizations registered in Tanzania. We are drawn together by our specific interest in influencing policy processes to enhance poverty reduction, equity and democratization.We strive to increase informed civil society...

Create favorable conditions for the Diaspora, Tanzania government urged.


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.

Greater Transparency in State-Investor Contracts urged by CSOs


Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have called upon the government to create greater transparency in state-investor contracts as well as revenues that companies pay the government of Tanzania.

The call was made by CSOs during a training session to familiarise CSOs with the new EITI Standards and the principles of good extractives revenue management, many expressed that this would partly help deal with the problem of lack of accountable management of the sector.

Deputy Minister of Finance Reaffirms Government’s Commitment to cut Down Unnecessary Expenditures


* Policy Forum praises plans to do away with unnecessary commemorations which cost the government highly

* Policy Forum praises call for thorough review of all exemptions to ensure unnecessary ones are removed

* Policy Forum urges push to make all exemptions public