DPG Tanzania

Cluster 2: Improvement of Quality of Life and Social Well-being

Cluster II focuses on improving the quality of social services (education, survival, health and nutrition, clean and safe water, sanitation, decent shelter and a safe and sustainable environment) and reach the majority of the poor and vulnerable groups. Therefore, interventions that pointedly seek to bring about quality improvements are emphasized.

Apart from wellbeing, the essential target of this cluster is to create human capital out of learning and healthy population. Gaps in the low-to-medium level technical cadre in all sectors are identified as the primary focus for improvement.

Two broad outcomes under Cluster II are as follows:

  1. Quality of life and social wellbeing for enhancing capabilities, with particular focus on the poorest, people with disabilities, and other vulnerable groups, improved;
  2. Inequities in accessing social and economic opportunities, along geographical areas, income, age and gender reduced.

Cluster strategies to achieve these outcomes are structured under following six goals:

  1. Ensuring equitable access to quality education at all levels for males and females, and universal literacy for adults, both men and women;
  2. Ensuring expansion of vocational, technical, polytechnics, and higher education, and improving non-formal and continuing education
  3. Improving survival, health, nutrition and well being, especially for children, women and vulnerable groups;
  4. Increasing access to affordable clean water and safe water; sanitation and hygiene
  5. Developing decent human settlements while sustaining environmental quality;
  6. Providing adequate social protection and rights to the vulnerable and needy groups.