DPG Tanzania

Budget Support Donors commit USD 559 million for FY 2014/15

Development Partners have made commitments to pay USD 559 million (approximately TZS 904 billion) in Budget Support for the financial year 2014/15. Budget Support payments have remained relatively stable for the past four years. Payments have also been consistently predictable. Budget Support funds have been released according to or above commitments for the past 10 years. Disbursement figures can be found on the Disbursements page

Budget Support Priorities for 2014/15

The priorities for Budget Support during the current year 2014/15 are based on government’s top priorities. They focus on supporting two broad thematic areas:

Broad-based, equitable growth and poverty reduction

  • Reduction of rural income poverty and agriculture development
  • Private sector development and job creation
  • Budget credibility and financial health of energy and transport sectors 
  • Equity and effectiveness in social service delivery and allocation of resources

Transparent and accountable governance

  • Encourage and support active fight against corruption
  • Improved Public Financial Management systems, increased budget transparency and oversight
  • Transparent use of natural resources (especially minerals, gas, forests and land) as source of revenue

In addition, work focuses on the following process priorities: 

Effective, results focused budget support

  • Improve Budget Support dialogue based on new dialogue plan
  • Consolidation of a reinvigorated Budget Support approach combining GBS and Sector Budget Support (SBS) partners, ensuring coherence and consistency
  • Continuous strengthening of the Performance Assessment Framework based on Government of Tanzania priorities, ensuring coherence with sector operations
  • Further harmonization of performance tranches
  • Continue improving internal and external communication


Firm commitments table by agency  

The press release of April 2014 on the firm commitments 

Finland's ambassador Ms. Sinikka Antila is the Chair of the Budget Support Group, on the left Deputy Chair Filiberto Ceriani-Sebregondi, Head of the EU Delegation

Poverty Policy Week

Swedish Ambassador Lennarth Hjelmåker at the Poverty Policy Week giving an overview of the GBS Annual Review 2013.

The annual Poverty Policy Week was held on November 25-27, 2013 in Dar es Salaam. The event is arranged by the Ministry of Finance and brings together a large number of stakeholders from Government, Civil Society, the Private Sector and Development Partners. 

During the three-day event, the discussions centered on progress in poverty reduction, social protection and social transfers, as well as science and technology as a tool for poverty alleviation.

The Household Budget Survey (HBS) for the years 2011/12 was presented for the first time. The HBS puts the official income poverty figure in Tanzania at 28.2%. This indicates a decline in poverty of around 5 percentage points from the previous survey in 2007 (figures not fully comparable due to change of methodology).    

Despite this achievement, it was agreed that more needs to be done for Tanzania's strong growth to show clearer effects on poverty. The need for better and more accessible data on poverty was also highlighted.  

On the first day of the event, the then Chair of the GBS group, Swedish Ambassador Lennarth Hjelmåker, gave a presentation on the recently concluded 2013 Annual Review of GBS.

Find Ambassador Hjelmåker's statement here

All the presentations and material from the Poverty Policy Week can be found here.

Annual Review 2013

Opening remarks by Hon. Saada Mkuya Salum, Deputy Minister for Finance
Swedish Ambassador Lennarth Hjelmåker
Press Conference, Hon. Minister Saada Mkuya Salum (middle), Swedish Ambassador Lennarth Hjelmåker (right) and Prof. Adolph Mkenda, DPS Finance (left)

The 2013 Annual Review of Budget Support was held on November 18th in Dar es Salaam. The Annual Review is the most significant event in the Budget Support work cycle and is usually held in November every year. 

During the Annual Review 2013, the Government of Tanzania and its 12 Budget Support Development Partners discussed progress in poverty reduction based on the Performance Assessment Framework, the Assessment of the Underlying Principles, and the Rapid Budget Analysis. 

There was also a discussion on the Joint Action Plan of reforming Budget Support in line with recommendations made in the recent Independent Evaluation of GBS in Tanzania. 

Read more about the discussion and conclusions in the Joint Press Statement on the Annual Review.

Annual Review Documents

Joint Press Statement on the outcomes of the Annual Review

Opening statement by Deputy Minister for Finance, Hon. Ms. Saada M. Salum

Opening statement of the GBS Chair at the Annual Review 

Performance Assessment Framework (PAF) 2013

Performance Assessment Framework (PAF) 2014 

Joint Evaluation of GBS in Tanzania 2005-2012 

Find documents from previous Annual Reviews in the Key Documents library