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Submission by the Tanzania Tax Justice Coalition as contribution to Tax Reform in Preparation for 2016/17 Budget

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Who are We? Tanzania Tax Justice Coalition is a loose coalition of NGOs interested in tax justice. The group was started in 2013 under Policy Forum. The group comprises of Policy Forum, Action Aid Tanzania, Kepa, Youth Partnership Countrywide (YPC), Tanzania Coalition on Debt and Development (TCDD), Tanzania Trade and Economic Justice Forum (TTEJF), Tanzania Youth Vision Association (TYVA), Governance and Economic Policy Centre, Tanzania Education Network (TenMet) and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA).

Visioning access to Health Insurance in Tanzania: Opportunities and Challenges

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Only 30 percent of Tanzanians are covered by health insurance while the rest have to find their own means of treatment whenever they fall sick. This situation is more dreadful for those who are retired without reliable sources of funding.

This was said by Mr. Okumu Salvatory, Compliance and Field Operations Officer at the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) during the Policy Forum breakfast debate held on 27th November, 2015 at the British Council Auditorium.

Office Closure for Holiday Season

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Kindly be informed that Policy Forum Secretariat office will be closed for Christmas and New Year Holiday from 21st  December 2015 to 13th January 2016.

The office will be opened and resume its regular activities and operations on Wednesday 13th January 2016.               

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause.                         

Policy Forum Office Closed for Board and Staff Retreat

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Kindly be informed that Policy Forum offices will be closed for our Annual Retreat from Monday 30th to December 4th (the entire staff will be in Arusha).The office will be opened and resume regular activity and operations on Monday 7th December 2015.We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause.We encourage you all to send us any pressing/urgent matters to the PF Secretariat Office by email (info@policyforum.or.tz) or +255 782317434 . All other matters will be addressed when our offices re-open on 7th December.

What can Civil Society Organizations Expect in the New Government?

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Policy Forum decided to dedicate October’s breakfast debate to the issue of CSO engagement with the newly-elected administration. Titled “What Civil Society Organizations Expect in the New Government?,” the debate on Friday 30th October, 2015 focused on the manifeso that CSOs produced as part of their citizen sensitization programmes.

Policy Forum Members Meet with the National Audit Office of Tanzania

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A call has been made by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to the National Audit Office of Tanzania (NAOT) to strengthen its Ad hoc working group that was formed with the intention of collaborating with CSOs to promote good governance and accountability.

Advocacy to curb illicit financial flows has only just begun

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Advocacy work to curb illicit financial flows and increase financial transparency that can spur development is only getting started, the Financial Transparency Coalition said at the end of the 6th Financial Transparency Conference held in Jakarta, Indonesia last week.

Will the Next Government Prioritize Budget Transparency?: where we stand in 2015

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A call has been made by civic actors to the new government to enhance budget transparency and public participation in the budget processes. This call was made by Boniventura Godfrey, Manager for Research and Policy Analysis Unit at HakiElimu ,a presenter of the Policy Forum Breakfast Debate held on 25th September 2015 at the British Council Auditorium.

Policy Forum TV Spot on the 2015 General Election

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Policy Forum has produced a TV spot that is currently being aired on ITV which aims at sensitizing citizens to exercise their right to vote during the 2015 general election. To view the TV spot please click on the following link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G79vBSFoyuU

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