United Republic of Tanzania
Voluntary National Review 2019

The United Republic of Tanzania (Tanzania), comprising the Mainland and Zanzibar, embraces the achievement of high quality and sustainable human development for her citizens. This is engraved in the country’s Constitution and in her long-term development visions. There is a strong nation-wide partnership and commitment to implementation, monitoring, tracking and reporting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), backed by a strong political will, collective ownership, integrated planning, and supportive legal frameworks.  A “whole-of-society” approach has been adopted, and a robust national SDGs coordination and monitoring framework, supported by national statistical offices is being developed.  

SDGs have been integrated into and are implemented through national medium-term plans, namely, the National Five-Year Development Plan 2016/17 - 2020/21 in the Mainland and the Zanzibar Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty 2016-2020, which also adheres to the three dimensions of sustainable development (economic, social and environment). Tanzania is doing reasonably well in goals 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 16. Goals 7, 9, 11, 12 are likely to be achieved with stepped-up efforts. Goals 1, 13, 14, 15 17 will need significant local efforts and international support to achieve.

Assessment of thematic goals shows that in delivering qualityeducation, strong partnerships among the Government, non-state actors, and development partners exist. Primary level schooling is universal. Budgetary allocation for quality education delivery, especially training of teachers, has been increased. These efforts have facilitated a rapid expansion in enrolment at all levels of education and quality delivery.

Regarding decent work and economic growth, sustained real high GDP growth at 6.7% is facilitating decent jobs and sustainable income creation, with average labour force participation rate at 83%.  Innovative employment creation initiatives targeting entrepreneurship skills development, apprenticeship and technology and business incubator programmes, have been established.  Efforts aimed at reducing inequalities include implementation of a strong productive social safety net programme.  Increased access to mobile phones and rural electrification has promoted financial and economic inclusion among the rural population. Local government authorities (LGAs) are allocating 10% of their revenues for youth and women empowerment. Private sector programmes have enhanced women entrepreneurship skills, thus reducing gender-related income inequalities.

Progress of Thematic Goals at a Glance

Climate action interventions include setting up national carbon monitoring centres, and monitoring environmental outcomes, -including strengthening weather, climate and hydrological monitoring capabilities. Civil society organisations (CSOs) have been active in reaching smallholder farmers, pastoralists and fishermen, increasing their capacity to make informed decisions in response to climate change. Efforts to promote peace, justice and strong institutions include strengthening legal institutions and law enforcement, as well as promotion of effective governance and rule of law. These have resulted into considerable reduction in corruption and promotion of peace and justice, thereby making Tanzania an important peace negotiator and peace maker in the region.

In terms of partnerships for the goals, reforms on the business environment and investment climate have expanded the scope for improving financing mechanisms, and opened innovative means of resource mobilisation. The main challenges in implementing SDGs revolve around data constrains for some indicators and insufficient technical and
financial resources to tackle all hurdles that inhibit the implementation of SDGs.  Solving these challenges entails: forging new partnerships for mobilising innovative sources of financing; capacity building in resource mobilisation and data management; strengthening national statistical capacity; and support for building appropriate technological capability (diffusion of new technologies, linking generators of innovations and users and providing technology-based equipment for reporting on the environment).

Preparation of this Voluntary National Review Report was inclusive and participatory, involving LGAs, members of Parliament and House of Representatives, Judiciary, CSOs, non-government organisations (NGOs), the private sector, development partners, academia, professional groups, labour associations, women and youth networks and the media.  This reflects the participatory nature, strong partnerships and stakeholder commitments that underpin the implementation of national and global development goals.

Focal point
Mr. Julius Nungu
Director of Environment, Vice President's Office
Dar-es-Salaam

Partnerships & Commitments
The below is a listing of all partnership initiatives and voluntary commitments where United Republic of Tanzania is listed as a partner or lead entity in the Partnerships for SDGs online platform
Disaster Risk Management in the Islands of the Indian Ocean

The partnership focuses on strengthening the capacity of the islands of the Indian Ocean member of the Indian Ocean Commission and Zanzibar Island of the United Republic of Tanzania to reduce their vulnerability, exposure and protect the population of the region against loss and damage that result from catastrophic events.

Partners
Comoros, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Reunion Island , Zanzibar/Tanzania, European Union, French Development Agency, Australian Government, UNISDR, World Bank
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Education for sustainable development in the Indian ocean region

- Presentation of sensitization activities conducted from 2012 to 2014 in the indian ocean region within the ISLANDS project (IOC)- Presentation of good practices conducted in the region

Partners
- Ministry of education; Ministry of Environment - Comoros - Ministry of education; Ministry of Environment - Club Vintsy and WWf - Madagascar - Ministry of education - BEC schools - Mauritius - DEAL; Ministry of education - Reunion Island - Ministry of education; Ministry of Environment; S4S - Seychelles - Ministry of education; Ministry of Environment; Association of private schools; Sazani...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Global LPG Partnership

Global LPG Partnership: Accelerate transition to LPG for cooking by engaging public and private sectors in holistic policy, investment and end-user engagement.

Partners
Governments of Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda; OPEC Fund for International Development (Under Discussion); World Bank; New Ventures Fund.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data is multi-stakeholder network of more than 150 data champions harnessing the data revolution for sustainable development. Its members represent the full range of data producers and users, including governments, companies, civil society groups, international organizations, academic institutions, foundations, statistics agencies and data communities. The Global Partnership serves as an invaluable convener, connector and catalyst, building trust and encouraging collaboration among stakeholders to fill critical data gaps and ensure data is acc...[more]

Partners
Abia State, Nigeria, Accur8Africa, Africa Gathering, African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), African Development Bank (ADB), African Development Fund, African Union Commission, Agora, AidData, Asian Development Bank, Barclays, Base of the Pyramid (BoP) HUB, Bretton Woods II, Brookings Institution, Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá (Bogota Chamber of Commerce), Canada (Government of), CARE Inter...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Human Resources for Maternal Health

In 2011, Johnson & Johnson was the first private sector partner to join the Health 4+ (H4+) UN multi-agency collaboration. Together, J&J partnered with the H4+ to strengthen human resources to improve maternal and newborn survival in Ethiopia and Tanzania, two high burden, high priority countries. The program has been in operation for five years, focusing on three priority areas: Pre-service and in-service training for health workers, as well as targeted systems strengthening. Together with H4+ partners, we aim to create lasting improvements in maternal and newborn survival through training, t...[more]

Partners
Johnson & Johnson in collaboration with the Health 4+ (H4+): a joint UN initiative including the World Health Organization, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP, World Bank, Governments, and National Universities and training centers in Ethiopia and Tanzania.
Sustainable Development Goals
ICT4SIDS Partnership: Rapid Implementation of SDGs Through Latest Digital Innovations

The primary objective of the ICT4SIDS Partnership is to fully utilize the latest digital innovations to rapidly improve the health, education, public safety (including disasters), public welfare (including economic development), and other vital services in SIDS.. Specifically, we want to use the latest digital innovations to significantly accelerate the implementation of SDGs and Samoa Pathway goals. Our approach consists of the following key capabilities: 1. A Computer Aided SDG Advisor that can help the SIDS assess their status and launch the needed services 2. A powerful computer aided pl...[more]

Partners
1. Representatives from Islands (partial list from a very long list of contacts, this list with exact names needs to be updated because we have multiple contacts in most islands) - Timor-Leste (Mr Collin Yap, President of NITL Foundation) - Zanzibar,(Mr Omar Ali, President, Zanzibar Diaspora Group - Palau, Dr Caleb Otto, Ambassador of Palau and UN Permanent Representative - Solomon Islan...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Tanzania will increase health sector spending from 12% to 15% of the national budget by 2015

Tanzania will increase health sector spending from 12% to 15% of the national budget by 2015. Tanzania will increase the annual enrollment in health training institutions from 5000 to 10,000, and the graduate output from health training institutions from 3,000 to 7,000; simultaneously improving recruitment, deployment and retention through new and innovative schemes for performance related pay focusing on maternal and child health services. Tanzania will reinforce the implementation of the policy for provision of free reproductive health services and expand pre-payment schemes, increase the co...[more]

Partners
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Western Indian Ocean Coastal Challenge (WIOCC)

The WIOCC is a country led partnership that promotes actions for climate resilient development that achieves effective conservation of biodiversity, enhanced livelihood and economies for greater social security among coastal communities. The WIOCC mobilises the political, financial and technical commitment at national and regional levels by inspiring leadership and facilitating collaboration towards a shared, long-term vision.

Partners
Comoros, France-Réunion, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Tanzania and Zanzibar; European Union; Indian Ocean Commission (IOC); UNEP Nairobi Convention Secretariat; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; Global Island Partnership (GLISPA); Western Indian Ocean Consortium (WIO-C) including the WCS, IUCN, WWF, WIOMSA, CORDIO, IOC-Indian Ocean Commission, NEPAD a...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS INITIATIVE - RLC EA

Africa's large youth population presents a complex problem that requires strategic investments in education, health, energy, skills, economic reforms and good governance. At a time when sub-Saharan Africa is going through significant changes in economic, social and political, technological and environmental frontiers, some youth across Africa are being left out. YALI is set out to equip the next generation of skilled young African leaders. The objective in this partnership is to proactively engage, develop, and support the young leaders, exposing them to leadership tools, models and diversit...[more]

Partners
USAID, MasterCard Foundation, Kenyatta University, Deloitte East Africa, Kenya Commercial Bank Group, Microsoft, Dow, Citi Group, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
United Nations