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Policy Forum attends EITI reports analysis training in Ghana

Submitted by Web Master on 20 September 2011

On the 20th and 21st of September 2011, Policy Forum Secretariat was invited to attend the EITI reports analysis training. The training took place in Accra -Ghana at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) where the Africa Regional Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub is situated.

Oversight bodies urged to be more effective in the budget process in Tanzania

Submitted by Web Master on 24 November 2010

Policy Forum and HakiElimu have urged institutions of accountability such as the legislature and the Controller and Auditor General (CAG) to become more effective in engaging in the budget process so that they can better scrutinize the budget proposals and their execution. This was said in the wake of the release of the Tanzania report of the Open Budget Index (OBI) for 2010, which will be launched tomorrow.

Promoting Transparency & Accountability of Revenue from Extractive Industries

Submitted by Web Master on 18 March 2008

Policy Forum (PF) was invited to attend a workshop on the promotion of transparency and accountability of revenue from the extractive industries (energy and minerals) hosted by the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), the National Democratic Institute (NDI), and Revenue Watch (RW).We have reproduced hereunder what we observed and noted.Please treat these remarks with due caution, as they are merely indicative (and not authoritative) of what transpired.n

EALA WORKSHOP:Promoting Transparency & Accountability of Revenue from Extractive Industries

Global movement launches international campaign to demand open and inclusive budgets

Submitted by Web Master on 2 April 2013

Tunis, March 25, 2013 – Today the Global Movement for Budget Transparency, Accountability and Participation (BTAP) launched the Make Budgets Public Now! Campaign at the World Social Forum. The Campaign seeks to increase budget transparency, accountability and participation in countries that currently have the least transparent budget processes, which dramatically reduces citizens’ ability to engage in decision-making processes that have a direct impact on their lives.

For this reason, the campaign will focus on ensuring that at a minimum all governments:

Tanzania Forest Working Group Launches Mama Misitu

Submitted by Web Master on 10 April 2008

Seventeen non-governmental organisations today signed a milestone agreement to launch the Mama Misitu campaign, aimed at tackling corruption and mismanagement in Tanzania’s forestry sector.

Professor Wangari Maathai, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace, formally launched the campaign in Dar es Salaam.

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