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Tanzania: Seven main points of the new development plan

Tanzania has released country's new 5-year development plan known as FYDP II reaching until 2020/2021. Find out in short what CSOs should know about the new FYDP II, which Agenda target were integrated to FYDP II, and where to find further information.
Asna Mshana
2.9.2016

1. MKUKUTA no longer exists, as the FYDP II merged two frameworks into one.

2. Priority areas for FYDP II are Economic Growth and Establishment of Industrial Economy, Combining Economic and Human Development, Creating Enabling Environment for Business Environment and Investment as well as Strengthening Supervision during the Implementation of the plan.

3. FYDP II is seen as a contribution to Tanzania Vision 2025. The main principal objectives of the vison are: achieving quality of life for all; good governance and the rule of law and building a strong and resilient economy that can effectively withstand global competition. These objectives not only deal with economic issues, but also include social issues such as education, health, environment and increasing involvement of the people. The thrust of these objectives is to attain a sustainable development.

4. Tanzania integrated several SDG goals in FYDP II, these include:

  • Goal 1: Ending poverty
  • Goal 2: Agriculture and food security
  • Goal 3: Health
  • Goal 4: Education
  • Goal 5: Gender equity
  • Goal 7: Energy supplies
  • Goal 9: Infrastructure and industrialization
  • Goal 17: Strengthening the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

5. According to current documentations the FYDP II will cost about 107 trillion Tanzanian shillings. The government is required to collect 59 trillion from domestic revenue and the rest will be solicited from the private sector and development partners

6. The main challenges for implementing FYDP II are financial resources, poor coordination (ministries, LGA, CSOs and private sector), weak monitoring and documentation of results.

7. CSOs should make analysis and close follow-up and monitoring of the implementation of the FYDP II, to see how much budget is allocated to which priority sectors.

CSOs' projects and programmes should be directed towards promoting accountability, transparency, proper allocation of resources to critical sectors such as health and education. Projects and programs should also promote participation and inclusiveness of marginalized group’s such as women and vulnerable children.

Promoting the space of CSOs should be an integral part of CSOs development cooperation work as CSOs are important actors which provide meaningful and valuable input towards the implementation and realization of the FYDP II objectives.