The Pilot 4 Research and Dialogue project has published the second study on “Tanzania’s Fiscal Governance, Budget Needs and Public Expenditure with an Analysis on Inequalities and Trust”.
The government’s budget is an important tool for the implementation of policy decisions to achieve social and economic objectives. It allocates resources among different needs and priorities in order to bring economic stability and growth. It is a tool used to connect fiscal governance, budget needs and expenditure management to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including those related to inclusivity and trust. Indeed, it is broadly agreed that inequalities undermine sustainable development, hence the inclusion of the fight against inequalities in the SDGs.
A good governance would rely on an accountability and transparency over distributions of public resources. This study was meant to provide an in-depth and detailed analysis of Tanzania’s inclusiveness of the budgeting process and a critical review of the process. The study focused on assessing the transparency and the accountability of the government budget process with a specific analysis of inequalities and trust. The study used the budgetary framework process to show how different stakeholders are engaged in the budgeting process. Youth, women, private sector, development partners, and members of parliament were used to demonstrate their engagement and participation in the budgetary process. The study also assessed the budgetary alignment with the national long, medium, and annual plans. From the desk reviews and the field data analysis, the findings brought up interesting information and inputs for policy, decision makers and other stakeholder
Find the complete Study and the Executive Summary here.