Policy Forum is incorporated as a non-profit company under the Companies Act of 2002. The Policy Forum (PF) is a network of 76 Tanzanian civil society organisations established in 2003 and drawn together by their specific interest in augmenting the voice of ordinary citizens to influence policy processes that help in poverty reduction, equity and democratization with a specific focus on public...

Achieving a Balanced Budget on Health and Education: Expectations, Challenges and Opportunities

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A call has been made to the government to meet the demands of free education including capitation grant, financing infrastructures, school feeding porridge program and compensation of school fee secondary education inorder to achieve a balanced budget in the education sector 2016/2017. In addition for this to occur there would also need to be an increase to 30%-40% of development budget for the education sector budget and a perfect match between allocation and actual expenditure in development budget.

Death Announcement: Rest in Peace Alex Modest Ruchyahinduru

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The Policy Forum Secretariat is deeply saddened to announce the untimely death of Alex Modest Ruchyahinduru, our Communication and Advocacy manager, passed away at the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam in the early morning of the 1st of May, 2016. Some of you will have heard of the news of his hospitalisation following a craniotomy (brain surgery) during the Easter weekend a month ago. Alex joined Policy Forum in March 2009.

Tanzanian MPs advised to push for more investments in health and education

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Tanzanian members of parliament have been urged to press the executive for more investments in the education and health sectors in order to meet its commitments to provide free education and affordable, equitable access to health services for all.

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