Working groups:

Development Partners Governance Working Group

The design, coordination and oversight of jointly funded programmes, projects and activities is a challenging requirement for Government of Tanzania (GoT) and it’s Development Partners (DPs). This is particulary because governance as a sector embraces several complex, interlinked areas including: Public Service Reform; Public Financial Management; Local Government Reform; Anti-corruption; Rule and Law and Access to Justice; Civic Space; Human Rights; Natural Resources Governance and Accountable Governance/Civic Engagement (i.e. the voice of the people).

Governance Working Group (GWG) Purpose:
GWG aims at promoting democratic and good governance agenda in Tanzania, and strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of development assistance through joint policy dialogue, analysis and support to the Government of Tanzania.  GWG provides a forum for DPs to promote information sharing, transparency and accountability, knowledge building and foster strategic discourse with stakeholders, including the Government of Tanzania, The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, Parliament, the Media and Civil Society Organizations and Non state actors

Development Partner Support: 
The GWG group is open to all bilateral and multilateral development partners supporting activities in the area of Governance in Tanzania.  Most of the programmes are supported increasingly through the government preferred modality of General Budget Support, basket modality and sector wide approaches, however some donor funding remains through local level project support.  GWG is currently comprised of bilateral and multilateral members together with sub-working groups. 17 bilateral members work alongside five multilateral members to advance the principle of aid effectiveness in Tanzania

A. Bilateral Members:

  1. Belgium
  2. Canada
  3. Denmark
  4. Finland
  5. France
  6. Germany
  7. Ireland
  8. Italy
  9. Japan
  10. Korea
  11. Netherlands
  12. Norway
  13. Poland
  14. Sweden
  15. Switzerland
  16. UK
  17. USA

B. Multilateral members
Multilateral members comprise of donors such as the:-

  1. World Bank
  2. United Nations
  3. The European Commission
  4. The African Development Bank and the
  5. International Monetary Fund

C. Sub-working Groups
In order to work closely and enhance coordination in the governance sub-sectors, GWG is further comprised with seven sub-working groups namely: –

  1. Rule of Law
  2. Reconciliation/Zanzibar
  3. Human Rights
  4. Anticorruption
  5. Decentralization
  6. CSO Capacity and Strengthening
  7. Media

Contact information:

Stephen Andoseh

Michael Sulusi

Victoria Lihiru