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Tanzania - First Poverty Reduction Support Credit Project (English)

Ratings for the First Poverty Reduction Support Credit Project (PRSC) for Tanzania were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was satisfactory. Some lessons learned included: Government ownership of the reform agenda is the single most important factor determining the success of reforms. The performance assessment framework has proven useful for the monitoring of reforms, but linking disbursement decisions to specific actions has been a two edged sword. While in some cases this has helped to accelerate the pace of reaching a specific milestone, in other instances, the processes of dialogue and conditionality have become closely interwoven, crowding out the space for a dispassionate, objective, and non-committal sharing of views. The focus on a large number of actions contained in the performance assessment framework (PAF) may also have reduced the strategic focus of the budget support. There appears to be a tension between broad-based progress, which is necessary to ensure improvements of government institutions and systems, and more focused policy dialogue to align PRSC with the critical bottlenecks to growth and poverty reduction. More focus on public expenditure efficiency and effectiveness, and implementation of policy through the budget may be required. This may require a significant revamping of the public expenditure review (PER) process, to bring it back to supporting effective and timely dialogue on key budget priorities between the government and the development partners.


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    Tanzania - First Poverty Reduction Support Credit Project

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    Demographic and Health Survey;participatory public expenditure review;local government authority;public financial management reform program;financial and private sector development;Administrative and Civil Service Reform;Annual Work Plan and Budget;monitoring and evaluation system;small and medium enterprise;impact on poverty reduction;Agricultural Research and Extension;approved budget;income poverty;annual public expenditure;Efficiency of Public Expenditures;public service delivery;empowerment of the poor;Export Development and Competitiveness;sustainable natural resource management;general public administration sector;objective of poverty reduction;incidence of income poverty;poverty reduction program;public sector capacity;public sector performance;control of corruption;gdp growth rate;results framework;private consumption;



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Tanzania - First Poverty Reduction Support Credit Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.