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Position Statement: Budget 2016/2017

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Today the National Assembly starts discussing the National Budget for the Financial Year 2016/17 and this will be the first session under the new administration of President John Magufuli. It is also the first year of the Second Five Year Development Plan (FYDP II) 2016/17 – 2020/21. As a base year, we the members of the Policy Forum Budget Working Group would like to contribute to this key process by sharing our views on the performance of the previous budget and our expectations in the forthcoming budget.

Policy Forum Meets with the Tanzanian African Parliamentary Network against Corruption (APNAC)

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Policy Forum, in collaboration with the International Republican Institute (IRI) organized a training for members of the African Parliamentary Network against Corruption (APNAC) Tanzania Chapter on social accountability monitoring and budget analysis techniques on Thursday 7th April 2016.

LGA Leaders Urged to Increase Revenue Collection in their Districts

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Local Government Authorities (LGA) leaders have been urged to fight corruption in all its forms and work towards maximum revenue collection in their areas for the benefit of Tanzanian citizens. The call was made by the Honorable Prime Minister, Kassim Majaliwa during his speech at the Association of Local Authorities of Tanzania’ (ALAT) Annual General Meeting held at Dodoma on 7-9th April 2016.

Policy Forum Members Pay Visit to the National Economic and Empowerment Council (NEEC)

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The government is determined to put in place robust strategies that will help promote community engagement in all sectors of the Tanzanian economy, the country's National Economic and Empowerment Council (NEEC) said last week.

Policy Forum's New Board Members 2016

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Policy Forum elected its new Board of Directors during its 2016 Annual General Meeting held in Dar es Salaam on the 18th of March. The outgoing board members are Nancy Kaizilege-United Nations Association Tanzania (UNA-Tanzania), Ibrahim Kabole/Mwaikinda -WaterAid Tanzania, Paul Daniels - Care International, Jimmy Luhende-Action for Democracy and Local Governance (ADLG) who retired during this AGM leaving behind Donati Senzia-PELUM, Charles Meshack-Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG) and Dr.

Call to embed science, technology and innovation strategies in industry and agriculture to achieve SDG targets

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Policy Forum Breakfast Debate

Tanzania has been urged to entrench and integrate science, technology and innovation strategies in education, industrial, agricultural, trade and investment policies to enable attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the eradication of extreme poverty for all people by the year 2030.

Stakeholders Urge Government to integrate SDGs in the National Planning Process

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The government of Tanzania has been advised by stakeholders to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the national planning process and the country’s Five-Year Development Plan II of which the draft is already in place to guide plans.

Civil Society Organization’s Statement:The Joint Annual Health Sector Review 2015: Policy Day Meeting on 11 February 2016

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Honourable Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, Hon. Members of Parliament, Chief Medical Officer, Troika Chair, WHO country representative, Development Partners; staff of the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Seniors and Children; PO-RALG, PO-PSM, representatives of the private sector, ladies and gentleman, good morning.
On behalf of more than 100 Civil Society Organizations which are under the umbrella of Policy Forum, Sikika appreciates the opportunity to be one of the speakers in the opening of this policy day for the health sector’s stakeholders in Tanzania.

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).

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