From a policy perspective, the Government of Tanzania has recently renewed its commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for all Tanzanians. In particular, Goal 6 in Cluster III of the National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty 2005-2010 (NSGRP) aims at achieving broad outcomes to improve personal security, reduce crime, and eliminate sexual abuse and domestic violence. The operational target for this goal is to “ensure the institutions and agents of government such as the police, courts and prisons observe human rights and ensure justice and security for all citizens”. A number of relevant strategies to help realise Goal 6 have already been identified and are being implemented. These include enhancing the capacity of police by training and equipping them to combat crime, terrorism, illicit business, trading in persons, drug-trafficking, and related problems. Efforts are also underway to increase the capacity of judges, magistrates and state attorneys to handle large numbers of cases.
Survey findings provide citizens’ perspectives that can be compared to official UN indicators tracking progress on 12 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
At a glance Direction of the country: A majority of Tanzanians believe the country is going in the right direction and the government is handling the economy well. Country’s economic situation: The share of Tanzanians who say the country’s economic situation has improved has almost doubled. But only one in three describe their personal living […]
Towards enhanced competitiveness and export diversification of the seaweed industry along the Zanzibar-Pemba Export Corridor
This policy brief examines recent developments in seaweed value chains, particularly the constraints undermining and opportunities for enhancing the competitiveness of the seaweed sub-sector along the Zanzibar-Pemba corridor. The policy brief proffers recommendations and measures to resolve the constraints and improve the competitiveness of the seaweed sub-sector as well as diversify its export base to […]
In successive Afrobarometer survey rounds, more than seven of 10 Tanzanians have said they feel free to say what they think, placing Tanzania near the top among African countries in perceived freedom of speech. The Tanzanian news media environment, however, is only partly free, according to Freedom House assessments, and recent years have witnessed extensive […]