Germany commits 210 million USD to development in Tanzania

Posted on : Saturday , 5th September 2015

A German-Tanzanian development cooperation over the next three years will focus on strengthening the health system, improving water supply and sanitation, and protecting biodiversity and natural resources.

This is the outcome of bilateral negotiations on development cooperation between the Governments of Germany and Tanzania which were concluded on August 13, 2015 in Dar es Salaam. Germany committed 177 million USD for cooperation programmes to be implemented between 2015 and 2017. Two additional agreements on technical and financial cooperation covering a total commitment of 18.9 million USD were also signed.
A special emphasis was put on supporting the Tanzanian health system. Germany will, in particular, assist Tanzania in developing a sustainable health financing regime, which provides better access to health services for the poor. Moreover, it will help improve the quality of services.
In addition, as part of a special programme entitled “Health in Africa”, which intends to support the efforts of African partner countries to achieve sustainable improvements in their health systems, Germany will be making 14.5 million USD in funding available in 2016. This commitment is still subject to the approval of the budget committee of the German Parliament. The focus of the programme with Tanzania will be on strengthening and improving maternal and child health.
Germany will also continue its support to the water sector with the ultimate aim of providing access to clean and safe drinking water and sanitation for all by providing policy advice and investing in cost-efficient infrastructure with a particular emphasis on reaching the poor.
Biodiversity alongside health programs:
Joint efforts will be geared towards the protection and conservation of biodiversity of Tanzanian ecosystems, the Serengeti and the Selous in particular. German-Tanzanian development cooperation will focus on livelihood prospects of the population living in areas adjacent to the Serengeti and strengthen the management of protected areas.
At the same time, measures will be implemented to reduce wildlife poaching, which has dramatically increased over the last years and has led to a substantial reduction of the elephant population. Germany is also planning to contribute to the projection and construction of a Southern Serengeti Bypass Road.
Germany will also assist Tanzania in tapping its renewable energy potential, including geothermal, in order to meet the G7 commitment to increase renewable energy supply in Africa. This is complemented by a programme for strengthening resource governance capacities.
All programmes will be subject to constant monitoring of the effective and transparent use of German and Tanzanian tax payers’ money. It was thus also agreed to continue support to the National Audit Office and to launch a new programme for good financial governance, which will also help increase the generation of domestic revenues.

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