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Office Closure for Holidays Season

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Kindly be informed that Policy Forum secretariat office will be closed for Christmas and New Year Holidays from December 22, 2020 to January 13, 2021.                                    

We would like to wish you a very Happy Holidays.

What the Future Holds for Women in Politics

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From 2015 to 2020 the United Republic of Tanzania had 7% elected women parliamentarians and 5%  local government councillors, respectively.

Accessible Free-Interest Loans for Women, Youth and People with Disabilities

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Since 1993, the government of Tanzania has been providing loans to the vulnerable and marginalized groups, initially being women and youth  groups then following the amendment of The Local Governments Act of 1982 as amended in 2018, section 37A (4) requires Local Government Authorities (LGAs) to provide 2% loans from its

Prioritising Competing M&E Needs and Demands in an Adaptive Programme: 7 Takeaways

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I4ID has completed a programme on using an “iterative programming and adaptive management approach “. The programme worked through problems that connected with and mobilised the interest and capabilities of relevant stakeholders in Tanzania to develop feasible solutions, that are scalable and replicable and deliver inclusive development outcomes.

Improved O&OD is key to Empower Community ‘Self-Help Efforts’ and ‘Government – Community’ Collaboration

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“Improved Opportunities and Obstacles to Development (O&OD) is a methodology to build and sustain collaborative relationships between Local Government Authorities (LGAs) and community for better service delivery and local development by empowering communities and promoting Community Initiatives (CIs).

Operationalisation of the National Environment Trust Fund

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As indicated in the National Environmental Policy of 1997, Tanzania faces several environmental challenges which include land degradation, lack of accessible good quality water for both rural and urban habitants; loss of biodiversity, deteriorations of aquatic systems, deforestation, environmental pollutions, climate change and a scant financial resource to

Policy Forum New Board of Directors 2020

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Policy Forum is pleased to announce the newly elected board of directors for 2020/22. Elected by 44 members at the Annual General Meeting held in Dodoma , Tanzania. The incoming board has four (4) returning members and three (3) appointments. The returning board members include :

Social Accountability as an Approach to Accelerate the “Leaving no One Behind” Promise.

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To reach those who are furthest behind in society, it is important to institute a system of just and fair social economic development. This is key especially during these tough times of the COVID-19 pandemic where global health and economic systems have been significantly disrupted.

Increasing Women’s Voice, Political Presentation Essential to Addressing Their Challenges

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Findings have revealed that the need for promoting women leadership was as important as creating an enabling environment for women to hone their leadership qualities. Despite umpteen measures to empower women and see them in leadership positions, the representation of women in such positions across the globe is quite upsetting.

Tanzania Tax Justice Coalition Position Statement on 2020/21 Budget: Stability in Revenue Collection During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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PREAMBLE: We, the members of the Tanzania Tax Justice Coalition (TTJC), a Civil Society Coalition advocating for fairness in taxation, having done a series of review sessions and consultations on Domestic

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