Board Summary 62451 JUN 07, 2011
The United Republic of Tanzania was formed in 1964 by the unification of mainland Tanganyika and the isles of Zanzibar. It has a long coastline and borders with eight countries, of which five are land-locked; it could become a regional commercial hub. ... See More + Its land is rich in biodiversity and natural resources, including sizable deposits of natural gas. It has a history of political stability and a multiparty political system, although one party, the Chama Cha Mapinduzi, has dominated politics since independence in 1961. Tanzania has experienced high growth, averaging between 5 to 7 percent, over the past decade, owing to sound macroeconomic policy, economic liberalization, and an expanding public sector. Due to the global economic crisis, growth slowed to 6.0 percent in 2009 from 7.4 percent in 2008. Risks for Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) implementation include weakening public financial management, which reduces the impact of public spending; prospects for hydrocarbon development, which could negatively impact governance and fiscal discipline; weak implementation capacity at the local government level, which impedes service delivery; increasing inequality, which could affect growth and stability; and exogenous risks, such as weather, international prices, and natural disasters. To help mitigate risks, the CAS addresses governance, the framework for natural gas, local government capacity, rural development, and social safety nets. See Less -
Country Assistance Strategy Document 60269 MAY 09, 2011
This review examines the implementation of the FY01-03 CAS and evaluates the FY07 CASCR. The implementation of the FY0I-03 CAS was extended de facto through FY06, and the review covers the period FY01-06. ... See More + This review rates the outcome of the implementation of the FY0I-06 CAS as satisfactory. Under priority (I), Bank support to the Government achieved its objectives of strengthening growth. Real GDP growth has averaged 6.9 percent since 2001, against a background of low and stable inflation. The overall fiscal balance was broadly consistent with the projections in the CAS and IMF programs (the PRGFI and PRGF2). A cautionary note is warranted with respect to the large expansion of government expenditure and the sustainability of the resulting fiscal deficit (increasing from 5.6 percent of GDP in 2001 to 11.6 percent of GDP in 2005), although the expansion had been matched by donor support on favorable terms, which did not appear at risk. In addition, while poverty may be declining in Tanzania on account of high growth, in the rural areas, where the majority of Tanzanians live, the pace of growth in agriculture is lagging. Also, while doing business in Tanzania remained difficult, problems with administrative barriers and poor infrastructure are being addressed, although progress has been slower than anticipated. Under priority (II), the outcome of Bank interventions that sought to build the asset base of the poor and reduce vulnerability had generally favorable outcomes, albeit with important caveats. The CASCR considers benchmarks for Bank assistance to Tanzania in health and education to have been partially achieved (and this review agrees). In education, very substantial progress was made in primary enrollment, although the success in this area has also led to an increase in the pupil/teacher ratio, raising the risk that learning outcomes will not keep pace. In health and water supply, access and sustainability appears to have improved, although not as much as initially envisioned, especially in HlV/AlDS prevention. In light of the progress made in achieving the benchmarks in the CAS results matrix, this review rates the outcome of Bank interventions under priority (II) as satisfactory. See Less -
CAS Completion Report Review 88920 MAR 21, 2007
In parallel to the work on this Country Assistance Strategy (CAS), the Government is preparing the Tanzania assistance Strategy (TAS) and the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP). ... See More + The TAS provides a development framework to organize donors assistance around strategic priorities and to increase the share of aid, currently as low as 40 percent, accounted for by the budget. The PRSP focuses on specific policies and institutional changes for reducing poverty and improving living standards in the short and medium term. This CAS focuses on higher growth, poverty reduction, and institutional reforms to improve governance and service delivery. The CAS shares the main strategic directions of the TAS -- adherence to macro stability, a renewed emphasis on rural development, improved governance, and increased private sector participation in the economy. It also supports the governments desire to enter into new relationships with partners, based on the phased switching from projects to programs for a more effective and efficient use of aid resources. The preparation of this CAS has been participatory, involving wide consultations with civil society and a large number of stakeholders. It also reflects lessons learned by OEG and OED in their recent reviews. The CAS envisions a move to the high-case scenario by the third year if specific triggers are met: this includes a move towards budgetary support through the instrument of a Public Expenditure Reform Credit. See Less -
Country Assistance Strategy Document 20728 JUN 30, 2000
This is a statement by Jan Piercy at the meeting of June 15, 2000 concerning the Country Assistance Strategy, Programmatic Structural Adjustment Credit and the Health Sector Reform Program for Tanzania. ... See More + See Less -
Executive Directors Statement 86912 JUN 15, 2000
Executive Directors Statement 86904 JUN 14, 2000
This is a statement by Yahya A. Alyahya at the meeting of June 15, 2000 concerning the Counry Assistance Strategy and Programmatic Structural Adjustment Credit and Health Sector Development Program Project for Tanzania. ... See More + See Less -
Executive Directors Statement 86905 JUN 14, 2000
Alyahya, Yahya A.
This is a statement by Godfrey Gaoseb at the meeting of June 15, 2000 concerning the Country Assistance Strategy for Tanzania.
Executive Directors Statement 86906 JUN 14, 2000
Statement by Anna Brandt at the meeting of June 15, 2000 concerning the Country Assistance Strategy for Tanzania.
Executive Directors Statement 86908 JUN 14, 2000
Executive Directors Statement 86909 JUN 14, 2000
This is a statement by Balmiki Prasad Singh at the meeting of June 15, 2000 concerning the Country Assistance Strategy for Tanzania.
Executive Directors Statement 86911 JUN 14, 2000
Singh, Balmiki Prasad
This is a statement by Federico Ferrer at the meeting of June 15, 2000 concerning the Country Assistance Strategy for Tanzania.
Executive Directors Statement 86907 JUN 14, 2000
This is a statement by Jannes Hutagalung at the meeting of June 15, 2000 concerning the Joint Country Assistance Strategy, Programmatic Structural Adjustment Credit, and the Health Sector Development ProgramProject for Tanzania. ... See More + See Less -
Executive Directors Statement 86910 MAY 01, 2000
|Title||Document Date||Report No.||Document Type||Also available in|
|Tanzania - Country assistance strategy : chairmans summing up (English) See More +||JUN 07, 2011||62451||Board Summary|
|Tanzania - Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) for the period FY2012-2015 (English) See More +||MAY 09, 2011||60269||Country Assistance Strategy Document|
|Tanzania - Country assistance strategy completion report (CASCR) for the period FY2001-FY2003 : IEG review (English) See More +||MAR 21, 2007||88920||CAS Completion Report Review|
|Tanzania - Country assistance strategy (English) See More +||JUN 30, 2000||20728||Country Assistance Strategy Document|
|Statement by Jan Piercy at the meeting of June 15, 2000 (English) See More +||JUN 15, 2000||86912||Executive Directors Statement|
|Statement by Khalid Al-Saad at the meeting of June 15, 2000 (English) See More +||JUN 14, 2000||86904||Executive Directors Statement|
|Statement by Yahya A. Alyahya at the meeting of June 15, 2000 (English) See More +||JUN 14, 2000||86905||Executive Directors Statement|
|Statement by Godfrey Gaoseb at the meeting of June 15, 2000 (English) See More +||JUN 14, 2000||86906||Executive Directors Statement|
|Statement by Anna Brandt at the meeting of June 15, 2000 (English) See More +||JUN 14, 2000||86908||Executive Directors Statement|
|Statement by Matthias Meyer at the meeting of June 15, 2000 (English) See More +||JUN 14, 2000||86909||Executive Directors Statement|
|Statement by Balmiki Prasad Singh at the meeting of June 15, 2000 (English) See More +||JUN 14, 2000||86911||Executive Directors Statement|
|Statement by Federico Ferrer at the meeting of June 15, 2000 (English) See More +||JUN 14, 2000||86907||Executive Directors Statement|
|Statement by Jannes Hutagalung at the meeting of June 15, 2000 (English) See More +||MAY 01, 2000||86910||Executive Directors Statement|