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Tanzania's Dream of an Independent Budget Remains Elusive

The Daily News reports on the Tanzanian Government’s efforts to reduce its dependence on foreign aid in the 2011/12 budget. The effort, spearheaded by Finance and Economic Affairs Minister, Mustafa Mkulo, aims to reduce dependence on donor aid from 25 per cent of the government budget to 10 per cent in the next four years. The article quotes an independent analyst who questions the willingness of the Government to reduce aid dependence, as the Tanzania Revenue Authority has missed its national revenue collection targets for the last two years. The story also includes comments from Uwazi and Twaweza about the 2011/12 budget. Read more

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