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Tanzania - Interim poverty reduction strategy paper and assessment (English)

The report is the Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP), prepared by the Government of Tanzania, and includes the Joint World Bank/International Monetary Fund assessment. It reviews the development strategy of the country, and its focus on poverty issues, as of independence in 1961. Regardless of initial improvements on social indicators, mounting fiscal pressures hindered public expenditure in key sectors by the 1980s. As of 1995, the government aimed at restoring macroeconomic stability, and accelerating structural reform, to increase economic growth, and reduce poverty. The preparatory work of the PRSP is strengthened by the participatory arrangements, widely accepted by stakeholders, bilateral donors, and multilateral institutions. Overall, the assessment indicates that the document, meets the requirements for an Interim PRSP, which rightly outlines the macroeconomic framework, providing a preliminary matrix of structural reform, and sectoral targets, under an adequate framework, for the Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative. However, the PRSP failed, to specify the links between macroeconomic aspects of the growth strategy, - such as budgetary expenditure - and poverty reduction programs, and, in addressing the risks of its poverty reduction policies. Raising expenditure levels on social sectors, may be counterproductive in a country with its per capita income profile, instead the effectiveness of sectoral policies should be ensured, as well as the coordination of donor financing, to channel these resources to priority areas.


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Tanzania - Interim poverty reduction strategy paper and assessment (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.