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STATEMENT BY HON. ZAKIA HAMDANI MEGHJI(MP),
MINISTER FOR FINANCE OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF
TANZANIA, AT THE OFFICIAL SIGNING CEREMONY OF
THE ONE UN PILOT PROGRAMME, TREASURY,
DAR ES SALAAM, 10TH OCTOBER, 2007
• Your Excellency Mr. Kemal Dervis, Head of the United Nations
Development Programme and Chair of the United Nations
Development Group,
• Hon. Ministers,
• Excellencies Ambassadors and High Commissioners,
• UN Resident Coordinator,
• Heads of Development Cooperation,
• Heads of UN Agencies Accredited to Tanzania,
• Members of the UN- Civil Society Advisory Committee,
• Ladies and Gentlemen.
It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you all to the official signing
of the One UN Programme in Tanzania. The signing of the One UN
Programme, which is one of the four pillars of the One UN Initiative, marks
a new step forward after nine months of joint effort between the
Government and the United Nations (UN) to steer the pilot process.
In today’s world of globalization, in the midst of poverty and growing
inequality, the demands on the UN from member States have increased
and become more complex, with calls for the Organization to be more
result oriented, effective and efficient than it has been in the past. The
global shift towards harmonization and alignment for greater aid
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effectiveness and managing for results, reflected in the Monterrey
Consensus on Financing for Development of (2002), the Rome Declaration
on Harmonization (2003), and the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness
(2005), has required the international community, including the UN, to take
stock of, and re-think the way aid is delivered to the needy countries.
The 2004 Triennial Comprehensive Policy Review conducted at the
global-level to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the United
Nations Development Assistance to member countries, almost coincided
with a Joint Strategic Review conducted by the UN System in Tanzania to
assess the experience of the UN support to the Government of Tanzania.
The UN Secretary General appointed a High Level – Panel in September
2005, to review and make recommendations for an improved result
oriented UN system. The results of these reviews revealed that the UN
interventions were fragmented and that the UN needed to reform so as to
improve its effectiveness, - hence the One UN Initiative.
Tanzania is one of the eight countries worldwide to pilot the One UN
reform initiative. The other countries are Albania, Cape Verde,
Mozambique, Rwanda, Pakistan, Uruguay, and Vietnam. The pilot is the
UN’s response to the changing aid environment and the need to achieve
results on the ground. The Government of Tanzania has embraced the
opportunity to Pilot and demonstrate Tanzania’s willingness and readiness,
to take the lead in championing harmonization and managing partnerships
for results. UN reforms in Tanzania started even prior to the initiation of
the ONE UN reform pilot. The UN country Team developed the second
generation UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the period
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2007 – 2010. This is the “Business Plan” of the UN agencies in Tanzania,
and functions as a strategic framework for UN support towards
implementation of MKUKUTA (Mainland) and MKUZA (Zanzibar). UNDAF -
II is consistent with the Rome and Paris Declarations, on forging new
development partnership, based on mutual accountability in the process of
development co-operation, to achieve real, measurable results.
In reforming aid management practices, Tanzania launched in 2002,
a Tanzania Assistance Strategy (TAS) as a medium-term framework for
guiding development cooperation, with a view to strengthening aid
coordination, harmonization and alignment, and promoting national
ownership and leadership. This was the first, turn around point, to address
strained aid relations of the early 1990s, and to implement the first phase
of Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS 1).
Tanzania has developed and is implementing a National Strategy for
Growth and Reduction of Poverty (MKUKUTA) - for mainland and (MKUZA)
for Zanzibar, with extensive national stakeholder participation. MKUKUTA
and MKUZA serve as the overarching frameworks for ensuring coherence
in-country policies and development partnerships for Tanzania over the
medium-term, by focusing on three broad clusters namely:
i) Growth and Reduction of Income Poverty
ii) Improvement of Quality of Life and Social Well being; and
iii) Governance and Accountability.
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The Government launched the Joint Assistance Strategy for Tanzania
(JAST) in December 2006. JAST is an elevated Tanzania Assistance
Strategy in the sense that it has incorporated the principles of Monterrey
Consensus (2002), the Rome Declaration (2003) and the Paris Declaration
(2005) for improved aid effectiveness. JAST is all about promotion of
national ownership and Government leadership in the development
process, working strategically with all key stakeholders, including the DPs
and the UN, with dynamism and low transaction costs to achieve results on
MKUKUTA and MKUZA, and the MDGs.
The event we are witnessing today is a step in the right direction as
it demonstrates the readiness of the UN system to respond to the changing
aid environment in Tanzania and in other developing countries.
The Pilot would seek to establish One UN at country level, with One
Programme, One Budgetary Framework, One Leader, and when
appropriate, One Office. The One UN Initiative, aims at transforming the
UN into a more coherent and effective partner with the member countries.
The establishment of pilot countries aims to test the concept of “Delivering
as One” for effectiveness.
The One Programme concept we have signed today, focuses on six
areas that are drawn from national priorities as articulated in
MKUKUTA/MKUZA that are expected to be carried out during the pilot
period. These are:-
(i) Wealth creation, employment and economic empowerment;
(ii) Reduction of maternal and newborn mortality;
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(iii) Support to the reduction and prevention of HIV/AIDS
(Mainland and Zanzibar);
(iv) Capacity strengthening for development management;
(v) Capacity building for Zanzibar; and
(vi) Human Security, Disaster Preparedness
The One Budgetary Framework provides complete picture of the total
UN support to Tanzania under the UNDAF. It also indicates the total
funding required for the One Programme, and gaps that would need to be
bridged under the One UN Fund, expected to be operational once the
procedures for its establishment are completed. Under the one Budgetary
Framework, total investment required to implement the pilot One
Programme is about US $74 million with a funding gap of US$ 30 million.
This amount will need be mobilized through the One UN Fund. It will be
very important for this financing gap to be closed for a successful kick off
of the One UN Programme – in Tanzania.
Excellencies – Ladies and Gentlemen,
Let me say that we are very much encouraged by the swift move by
some of our development partners in support of the Initiative. The British
and Norwegian Governments have already disbursed a total of US$
1,100,000 and US $ 986,000 respectively, and are expected to provide
additional funding as contribution to the One UN Fund once the Fund
becomes operational. Spain has pledged a contribution of US$ 4 million for
2007-2008, whereas Netherlands has pledged to contribute Euro 2 million
and Euro 3 million for 2007, and 2008, respectively, to the One UN Fund.
Belgium and Canada have shown readiness to contribute to the One UN
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Fund once it becomes operational. I, on behalf of the Government of the
United Republic of Tanzania, would like to thank all of the first comers and
invite the other DPs to join them in supporting this important Initiative.
With regard to the One UN Office, the exercise of co-locating the UN
Agencies in Kigoma and Zanzibar is at an advanced stage. In Dar es
Salaam the Government has co-located some of the UN Agencies in one
UN Compound at Msimbazi Creek. I know that Mr. Dervis will have an
opportunity to visit the Compound today.
I strongly believe that the basic foundations to allow the UN to
deliver as one in Tanzania have been laid down. The Government considers
the pilot process as an opportunity for integrating the UN reforms into
national reforms through:
(i) A streamlined coordination to facilitate more focus on UN activities
in Tanzania, thus reducing transaction costs;
(ii) Clearer focus on comparative advantage and UN specific roles
based on its mandate, in support of national priorities;
(iii) Scaled up resource inflows for Tanzania through a coordinated,
focused, efficient, and result – oriented partnership;
(iv) Promotion of national ownership and leadership of the
development process;
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(v) Having a more coherent and more effective ways to measure real
impact of UN support; and
(vi) Provision of a framework for systematic and streamlined reporting
on UN activities in support of Government programmes.
Partnership and Government ownership are central themes of this
process in Tanzania. A joint Government – UN Steering Committee and
Task Force have been established to ensure joint leadership in the Pilot
Process in Tanzania.
In conclusion, it is worth mentioning that even though the
Government is optimistic about the success of the ONE UN Pilot in
Tanzania, there is an array of challenges in attaining the expected results.
Currently individual UN Agencies are operating under strict regulations,
directives and guidance from their respective Headquarters. There is need
for the pilot countries, to advocate with strong voice for change of the UN
tradition of fragmentation, if the One UN Initiative is to achieve the
intended objectives. This is the message that the Government of Tanzania
would like Mr. Dervis to take with him to New York. We will take initiative
to mobilize Consensus among the Pilot Countries of our Region to push this
agenda forward.
I thank you for your attention.


Source: [media]http://www.mof.go.tz/mofdocs/news/STATEMENT%20BY%20WAZIRI.pdf[/media]
 
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