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Influencing Tanzania’s Joint Water Sector Review

In our work there are recognizable 'accountability moments' when our evidence about water sector performance and how it can be improved gets aired in public debates and generates an immediate response from government 'duty bearers’.

We saw one such moment in Tanzania's 2016 Joint Water Sector Review meeting, where leaders, including the Minister of Water and Irrigation, were presented with our Water Sector Equity Report, which traced the funding shortfall for water management and its dire implications for the economy and communities.

Our analysis demonstrated that water resource management receives as little as 1% of the budget required, and drew commitments from the government and donors alike to provide 'adequate and sustainable financing' in the future.

Download the published report here

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Promoting outstanding journalism for accountability on water

We lead training and knowledge exchange events to promote high-quality and well-informed media coverage on water resource challenges in the countries in which we operate.

In Tanzania we launched 'Habari za Maji' - a series of annual awards to recognise exceptional journalism on water security issues. This is an important step in realising the media's important role in driving accountability in the water sector.

‘The Habari za Maji award is a reminder to me to be more accountable as a journalist and editor in producing high quality stories which advocate sustainable use of water resources” Nuzulack Dausen - award winner

Download the event report here

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Helping vulnerable communities understand their rights under law

Law and policy on water can be confusing. There are multiple over-lapping organisational responsibilities with unclear procedures and duties.

In Tanzania and Zambia we have produced water institution maps that clearly set out national strategy, policy, law, regulations, procedures, standards and organisational responsibilities relating to water resources. We have also simplified and shared the procedures for accessing the law and applying for water entitlements.

What Our Stakeholders Say

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Shining a light on performance and how money and resources are used has not happened before. The work is a big step towards greater accountability.
— Mr Nsaa-Iya Amaniel Kihunrwa, Secretariat, Donor Partner Group on Water, Tanzania