Upon the request of the Government of Tanzania which was addressed to ECA through the APRM Continental Secretariat, a national workshop is being organized on how to harmonize the NPoA with existing development strategies and Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) in Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania from 24 to 25 August 2017
The workshop is co-organized by the APRM Secretariat and the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in close collaboration with the Tanzanian APRM authorities (National Governing Council and National Focal Point).
This workshop is a follow up to the relaunching of the APRM NPoA process in Tanzania, which took place in July 2017, by H.E John Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania.
The main objective of the workshop is to provide necessary information, tools and best practices to Tanzanian authorities in order to facilitate the integration of APRM-NPoA into existing National development plans, i.e. Tanzania Vision 2025 and the National Five Year Development Plan 2016/17-2020/21 within the context of MTEF, Zanzibar Development Vision 2020 and Zanzibar Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty(MKUZA 3) through peer learning and best practices of case studies.
The workshop is expected to provide a real opportunity for Tanzanian civil servants as well as civil society and private representatives to learn from the experiences of their peers, address the key challenges and suggest concrete tools and actions, which will make their NPoA a credible and operational document for national socio-economic development processes and mechanisms. It is also expected that at the end of the workshop, the United Republic of Tanzania will have enough technical knowledge to effectively implement and report on the implementation of its NPoA and mobilize adequate funds through its MTEF.
Tanzania is among the 36 African countries that have acceded to the APRM process in May 2004. The country started the self-assessment process in 2007 by producing the country self-assessment report and the national programme of action in 2009. The APRM Country Review Mission (CRM) visited the country from 24 Feb to 15 March 2012 to review Tanzania’s performance of its governance commitments. Tanzania was peer reviewed on 26 January 2013 at the Heads States of Summit in Addis Ababa.