The National Post-2015 Consultations Report- Localizing the Agenda

15 May 2013

imageConsultations with children on post-2015 agenda – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Tanzania completed its national post-2015 report in May 2013 after a very broad consultative process. The report comprises of key consultations across several groups in the country, including public and private sector, higher learning institutions, women, youth, and children.

The broad message of the consultations is that the MDGs are still relevant as there is an unfinished business, but there is a need to go beyond MDGs to take into account new and emerging issues and aspirations.

The Government of Tanzania also completed a summarized report that was submitted to UNDG as one of the pilot face-to-face consultation countries. There is consensus to avoid a “one size fits all” approach, perhaps with separate targets at global, regional and national level that could provide room for an effective and sustainable development agenda.

The ten key goals to be considered for the Post 2015 Development Agenda from Tanzania consultations are: 

  • Eradicate extreme poverty, hunger and inequality
  • Achieve decent and productive employment
  • Ensure quality service delivery
  • Eliminate Gender inequality
  • Combat diseases
  • Reduce child and maternal mortality
  • Promote Sustainable development
  • Improve governance
  • Enhancing effective development cooperation
  • Promoting peace and security 

UNDP Tanzania supported the national consultations which were officially launched by the Chief Secretary from the President’s Office. The process itself was spearheaded by the President’s Office Planning Commission and the Ministry of Finance.

To ensure inclusiveness in the process, the consultations were carried out from the grass root level to the national level, and involved the following eight groups: Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Local Government Authorities (LGAs), Vulnerable Groups (the elderly, women, children, young women and youth), Private Sector, Officials from the Central Government, representatives from Higher Education and Research Institutions (the HERIs), Volunteer Involving Organizations (VIOs) and the eighth component was for Zanzibar.

Of particular interest is the participation of the children and youth. UNDP Tanzania through the UNV Programme facilitated consultations with seventeen (17) Volunteer Involving Organizations (national and international) together with the Youth Department, Ministry of Information, Youth, Culture and Sports.

Youth of the United Nations (YUNA) were also supported by UNDP to hold consultations with youth in higher learning institutions. This is the group which had limited opportunity to participate during the formulation of the Millennium Development Goals and hence their participation in this process meant that their voices have been included in shaping the future that Tanzanians want. 

Tanzania embarked on the UNDG global initiative to define the post 2015 development agenda in the latter part of 2012. The consultations objective was to provide inputs that will define the global development agenda beyond the year 2015 when the MDGs reach the end. 

Contributed by:

Gloria Kiondo gloria.kiondo@undp.org

 For further details please contact:

Mr. Amon Manyama amon.manyama@undp.org