Tanzania drags its feet on MDGs

With four years to go, Tanzania still lags behind other East African countries towards the realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), says the latest report by the Centre for Global Development (CGD). Out of 5 countries, Tanzania is at fourth position, having one out of eight points, only surpassing war-torn Burundi. The minister for Health and Social Welfare, Dr Haji Mponda, admitted that he was aware of the report on MDGs and expressed the government’s willingness to ensure that some of the targets are fully realized by 2015. Twaweza Head, Rakesh Rajani, challenged the government to make such reports are available to the public and to review progress strategically.   “We should have independent evaluation bodies of these strategies, with stakeholders involved and not just the government officials,” he noted. Read more.

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