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Women and the 2015 General Election

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Photo Credits:United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF)

“With more women in the boardroom, greater legislative rights, and an increased mass of women’s visibility as impressive role models in every aspect of life……. one could think that women have gained true equality” (2000 and beyond) theme for the International Women’s Day, 2015.

The National Budget 2015/16: Is government using the maximum of its available resources towards health and education?

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To confidently claim that the government is using the maximum of its available resources, the allocations have to be sufficient to address the available challenges. Looking and the Tanzania education budget for financial year 2015/16, the government still has not met the universal agreed standard of investment to the sector as the 17% allocation still falls short of the 20% of the National budget as stipulated in the Dakar EFA agreement and UNESCO’s  Global Education Forum. 

Position Statement:-Budget 2015/2016

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The National Budget for Financial Year 2015/16 is currently being discussed in Parliament. The consolidated government budget will be tabled by the Minister for Finance after the ministerial budgets have been discussed. Given the importance of this event to the nation, the members of the Policy Forum Budget Working Group, would like to contribute to this key process by sharing our analysis. 

Policy Forum's New Board Members 2015

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Some of the ongoing,outgoing and new Board members

The Constituency Development Catalyst Fund in Tanzania: The Shortcut to Community Progress?

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Stakeholders have called upon the government to amend the Constituency Development Catalyst Fund (CDCF) Act of 2009 and to address the current governance deficits in its implementation.

Open letter to the Minister of Finance

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Hon. Saada Mkuya Salum

Minister of Finance

Republic of Tanzania

Dar es Salaam

Tanzania

SUBJECT: YOUR SUPPORT FOR INCREASED DOMESTIC RESOURCE MOBILISATION AND AN INTER-MINISTERIAL MEETING ON TAX AS PART OF THE 3RD FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE IN ADDIS ABABA, JULY 2015

Moving People: what are the effects of involuntary Resettlements?

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The government needs to come up with a resettlement policy that addresses the needs of people displaced due to investment initiatives established in the country. This was said by Dr.

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