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Should Tanzania Borrow Commercially?

At the time of tabling the 2010/11 budget in June 2010, Tanzania's finance Minister announced Government's plan to borrow commercially for infrastructure financing. This stands out as a bold attempt to break away from the aid dependency syndrome. At the same time it raises questions.

Debt watch September 2010

Ministry of finance Tanzania announced recently that the government will borrow commercially from foreign lenders in 2010/11. Most of the money will go into infrastructure financing. Given that new commercial borrowing is possible mainly because Tanzania enjoyed significant debt relief under HIPC and MDRI, should this be opportunity be embraced? Could this lead to Tanzania requesting another debt relief in the future?

Do water kiosks comply with official tariffs?

The price charged by water kiosks in Dar es Salaam is more than the official tariff of 20 Shillings per 20 liters set by EWURA. Analysis done by Uwazi suggests that the official tariff is widely ignored and that households pay uo to 200 shillings per 20 liters. The analysis suggests serious shortcomings in oversight by EWURA at ensuring that clean water remains affordable to all.

Secondary school in Tanzania: More students, less money

After dramatically increasing enrolment in primary schooling, the Government of Tanzania is now implementing an ambitious program to expand secondary education. However, this expansion has placed its own strains on resources and there are many questions about how the policy works in practice.

Broken Promises in Primary Education

The share of the education budget that is allocated to primary and secondary education has declined in recent years. Analysis by Uwazi suggests that besides this, schools rarely receive the resources that are transferred from the central government in full and on time. Rural and community schools suffer disproportionately from inadequacy of resources for learning which often is reflected in poor performance in examinations.

Capitation grant for education: when will it make a difference?

The capitation grant for primary education is too little to buy a minimum set of books for a pupil; has declined in value by more than 35 percent since it was introduced in 2002; and is not administered according to policy. Analysis done by Uwazi at Twaweza suggests that the capitation grant system today needs a significant overhaul before it can make a difference in education.

Are Our Children Learning? Uwezo Tanzania releases its report

As a parent, how would you feel if you discovered that your child in Standard 7 cannot read Standard 2 level Kiswahili? And how would you react when you learn that half the children who complete primary school cannot read in English at all?
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