Sunday, February 01, 2015


Resources Allocation for Local Government Authorities in Tanzania Mainland and Islands in Zanzibar

1.             Background NVF resources for support of implementation of community sub projects were allocated to all district councils in Tanzania Mainland and Islands in Zanzibar.  The allocation was done based on three criteria – population which account for 40%, Geographical size which account for 20% and poverty counts that account for 40%. Since using these criteria alone could cause vast differences between councils’ allocations, 25% of NVF was first deducted and distributed equally to all councils.  The remaining amount was then distributed using a calculated Composite Index that combined Population, Geographic and Poverty Indices.

2.             Resources Allocation The total NVF resources amount to US$ 120 million. Based on population, geographical size and poverty counts criteria, the resources have been allocated to each LGA and Island.  The table below provides the amount for each LGA.

A. Tanzania Mainland

Region/AreaDistrictTotal Allocation
DodomaKondoa District Council1,146,818
Mpwapwa District Council1,015,721
Kongwa District Council1,059,257
Dodoma District Council1,219,535
Dodoma Municipal Council850,030
ArushaMonduli District Council886,368
Arumeru District Council1,078,629
Arusha Municipal Council839,330
Karatu District Council702,111
Ngorongoro District Council1,042,787
KilimanjaroRombo District Council1,118,179
Mwanga District Council776,543
Same District Council801,064
Moshi District Council1,135,697
Hai District Council817,747
Moshi Municipal Council597,988
TangaLushoto District Council930,616
Korogwe District Council553,864
Korogwe Town Council274,044
Muheza District Council824,717
Tanga Municipal Council707,085
Pangani District Council692,078
Handeni District Council819,509
Kilindi District Council663,713
MorogoroKilosa District Council1,281,481
Morogoro District Council925,241
Kilombero District Council1,008,611
Ulanga District Council1,263,254
Morogoro Municipal District788,608
Mvomero District Council778,283
CoastBagamoyo District Council855,752
Kibaha District Council561,867
Kibaha Town Council349,144
Kisarawe District Council1,371,781
Mkuranga District Council674,320
Rufiji District Council924,543
Mafia District Council551,402
Dar Es SalaamKinondoni Municipal Council1,676,469
Ilala Municipal Council1,945,202
Temeke Municipal Council1,414,563
LindiKilwa District Council833,106
Lindi District Council1,042,712
Nachingwea District Council887,464
Liwale District Council1,376,572
Ruangwa District Council699,727
Lindi Urban Council615,285
MtwaraMtwara District Council697,227
Newala District Council792,572
Masasi District Council1,094,638
Tandahimba District Council720,140
Mtwara Town Council584,429
RuvumaTunduru District Council1,140,508
Songea District Council1,030,134
Mbinga District Council1,196,069
Songea Urban District1,277,573
Namtumbo District Council983,350
IringaIringa District Council1,038,813
Mufindi District Council801,113
Makete District Council1,636,953
Njombe District Council1,259,763
Ludewa District Council796,711
Iringa Municipal Council795,418
Kilolo District Council935,848
MbeyaChunya District Council1,072,122
Mbeya District Council1,027,759
Kyela District Council762,760
Rungwe District Council952,899
Ileje District Council707,204
Mbozi District Council1,160,662
Mbarali District Council968,827
Mbeya Municipal Council1,441,098
SingidaIramba District Council1,057,402
Singida District Council1,256,419
Manyoni District Council1,323,875
Singida Municipal Council656,263
TaboraNzega District Council1,077,237
Igunga District Council881,419
Uyui District Council1,132,466
Urambo District Council1,225,874
Sikonge District Council927,605
Tabora Municipal Council799,964
RukwaMpanda District Council1,819,694
Sumbawanga District Council1,091,898
Nkasi District Council840,757
Sumbawanga Municipal Council632,729
KigomaKibondo District Council1,192,704
Kasulu District Council1,343,032
Kigoma District Council1,448,582
Kigoma Town Council771,799
ShinyangaBariadi District Council1,280,166
Maswa District Council941,242
Shinyanga Rural District869,348
Kahama District Council1,301,325
Bukombe District Council1,068,964
Meatu District Council928,504
Shinyanga Municipal Council609,254
Kishapu District Council660,818
KageraKaragwe District Council987,059
Bukoba District Council1,447,645
Muleba District Council1,478,366
Biharamulo District Council1,070,398
Ngara District Council961,932
Bukoba Town District810,621
MwanzaUkerewe District Council832,767
Magu District Council1,050,070
Nyamagana District Council741,424
Kwimba District Council960,042
Sengerema District Council1,086,083
Geita District Council1,323,624
Misungwi District Council802,052
Ilemela District Council768,229
MaraTarime District Council1,039,664
Serengeti District Council712,790
Musoma District Council1,041,621
Bunda District Council760,649
Musoma Municipal613,868
ManyaraBabati  District Council561,866
Hanang District Council844,031
Mbulu District Council839,860
Simanjiro District Council954,928
Babati Town Council349,144
Kiteto District Council994,406

B.            Zanzibar


It should be noted that the share of resources for each LGA/Island will last for the entire Project period. In case a new LGA emerges, it will share resources with its parent LGA for all aspects of Project implementation.


Tanzania Social Action Fund CDD approach has attracted many development partners. Some of the development partners entered into agreement with TASAF to channel their funds to the communities. TASAF has identified such Funds as ‘Ring fenced funds’ this is just to make a distinction with the Funds received from the International Development Agency and the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania for the major Project.

Tanzania Social Action Fund CDD approach has attracted many development partners. Some of the development partners entered into agreement with TASAF to channel their funds to the communities. TASAF has identified such Funds as ‘Ring fenced funds’ this is just to make a distinction with the Funds received from the International Development Agency and the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania for the major Project.

Among the organizations which have Ring fenced their Funds with TASAF are;

  1. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Fund for International     Development (OFID)
  2. Participatory Forest Management  (PFM) Fund – Sub component under Tanzania Forestry Conservation Management  Program  (TFCMP)
  3. Marine and Coastal Environment Management Project (MACEMP)
  4. Zanzibar AIDS Commission (ZAC) – Community AIDS    component
  5. Tanzania  Commission for AIDS  (TACAIDS)  - Community AIDS Response Fund  (CARF) component
  6. Japan Fund for Social Development (JFSD)
  7. The International Development Agency (IDA) – Accelerated Food Security Program
  8. Global Fund for Community Foundations – (GFCF)9.     Ford Foundation – (FF)


The Tanzania Social Action Fund signed the Memorandum of Understanding with respective Ring fenced Fund partners which  gives guide on the implementation of the specified components of the Community projects. The Ring fenced funds were directed to finance communities’ projects so as to improve their livelihood. Some funds were directed to provide capacity enhancement so as to enable communities improve their productivity in the most sustainable manner

1.1   Tanzania Poverty Reduction Project (TPRP):

OPEC Fund Through Tanzania Poverty Reduction Project (TPRP), OFID provides financial resources to facilitate communities in Lindi and Mtwara regions to prioritize, plan, implement and monitor subprojects which contribute in reduction of poverty in nine rural district councils of these regions. The targeted Local Government Authorities (LGAs) include; Kilwa, Lindi, Ruangwa, Liwale and Nachingwea in Lindi region and Masasi, Mtwara, Newala and Tandahimba in Mtwara region.

1.2     Participatory Forest Management (PFM) a component under Tanzania Forest Conservation and Management Project.

The Tanzania Forest Conservation and Management Project  aims  to establish a framework for long term sustainable management and conservation of forest resources in Tanzania by strengthening the role of various stakeholders, including individuals, communities, local institutions and private sectors in the management and conservation of forests. 

On the other hand the PFM as a sub component is aimed at improving service delivery mechanisms by facilitating the establishment of village land forest reserves; and encouraging woodlands management by individual communities and through joint forest management in government forest reserves.  The sub component is supporting 25 districts include; Babati, Bagamoyo, Biharamulo, Bukoba, Bukombe, Geita, Hanang, Kasulu, Kigoma, Kisarawe, Kiteto, Kondoa, Manyoni, Masasi, Mkuranga, Monduli, Mpanda, Mwanga, Same, Sengerema, Singida Tandahimba, Tunduru and Uyui.

The original Development Credit Agreement (DCA) to this project specified that the responsible accounting entity for all funds is the Forest and beekeeping Division within the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT) has signed a Memorandum of understanding with TASAF to ring fence TFCMP funds for PFM component so as to utilize potential economic benefits that could be gained by Community Base Forest Management using a community Driven Development (CDD) approach applied by TASAF II.

1.3     Marine and Coastal Environment Management Project (MACEMP)

The Government of Tanzania ( GOT) via  the  Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism(MNRT)-Mainland  and the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources ,Environment  and Cooperatives (MANREC)-Zanzibar is implementing Marine and Coastal Environment Management Project (MACEMP).This project has four parts of which one part C.1 is implemented though TASAF under Coastal Village Fund (CVF).

The main purpose of the project is to improve livelihoods of the beneficiaries living within the Coastal Districts by financing sub projects.

1.4     Zanzibar AIDS Commission (ZAC) – CARF Component

Community Aids Response Fund (CARF) is one of the components of     Tanzania Multi Sectoral AIDS Projects (TMAP which is meant for the provision of sub grants to beneficiaries for the implementation of community based subprojects aimed at HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support, enabling environment and mitigation of health and socio-economic impacts. The project is implemented by Zanzibar AIDS Commission (ZAC) under the Chief Ministers Office (CMO), who is mandated to coordinate the national response to the epidemic in Zanzibar. ZAC decided to work with TASAF based on the fact that TASAF had a wide experience in managing community subprojects and had systems and structures already in place.

1.5   Tanzania Commission For AIDS (TACAIDS) – CARF Component

The Government of Tanzania (GOT) established the Community Aids Response Fund (CARF), with a view to both complement and strengthen the support envisioned through the existing government systems In order to rapidly intensify and scale up the response by community groups. CARF in the Tanzania Multi sectoral AIDS Program (TMAP) was created to provide sub-grants to beneficiaries for the implementation of community based subprojects aimed at HIV and AIDS prevention, care and support, enabling environment and impact mitigation of health and socio economic impacts. CARF aims at providing financial resources to Community Participatory Plans (CPPs) in the national response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic

1.6   Japan Fund For Social Development (JFSD)

In the course of implementation of TASAF, other initiatives were introduced in order to respond to emerging challenges. JFSD through IDA provided funds to pilot a Community –Based Conditional Cash Transfer (CB-CCT) Programme through a social fund. The programme provides grants to extremely poor and most vulnerable households on specific conditions, that they maintain children in schools and ensures those children less than five years and elderly aged sixty and above seek medical care regularly   The programme is implemented in three district councils of Bagamoyo, Kibaha and Chamwino. The capacity built by TASAF to Community Management Committees and Village Councils at the community level is used to deliver the programme

1.7   The International Development Agency (IDA) – Accelerated Food Security Program

This is an emergency program which is funded by IDA with it main purpose of responding to the urgent request from the Government of Tanzania to support its efforts to achieve greater food security  by increasing  food production and productivity and providing social protection for vulnerable groups and the rural poor.

1.8   Global Fund For Community Foundations and Ford Foundation       

The Global Fund for Community Foundations and Ford Foundation at different occasions provided financial assistance and study tours programmes to some of Community Foundation (CF) members as a way of building the local capacity. Funds provided by the organizations were expended in awareness creation, technical workshops, preparations of constitutions and guides, and fund raising arrangements. Community Foundations are partnership organizations (Local government, community and private sector) and have been established in three (3) Municipalities of Kinondoni, Arusha and Morogoro and Mwanza City to facilitate mobilization of resources for reduction of poverty and endowment building. By December, 2009 a total of TZS. 101m has been collected by respective Community Foundations. CFs are providing grants to support needs of various groups in their respective localities.

Funding status of ring fenced funds is as indicated below.

Ring Fenced FundUSDTZSTotal Disburs. up to 31/12/2009 USDCommunity Projects FundedClosing DateRemarks
OFID10.0m12.0bn9.3m38030/06/2009Following successful implementation of Community projects, phase 2 for OFID has been designed with a funding of USD12.0m starting from July 2010 to June 30th,2014
PFM4.0m4.8bn5.2m27331/12/2009Following the projects conclusion in Dec 2009,advantage was taken on the exchange rate gains of USD to XDR hence disbursement made was over the original USD allocation.
MACEMP8.0m9.6bn5.6m53330/11/2011The project is on going
ZAC1.6m1.9bn1.6m25231/03/2009Project successfully concluded
TACAIDS10m12.0bn7.4m165831/03/2009An addendum was signed to extend closing date to May 23rd, 2010
JFSD1.9 m 0.9m The project is on going
IDA30m36.0bn 30/06/2012The project is on going
Ford Foundation 0.25m0.03bn0.25m
Mott foundation0.28m0.034bn0.28m



2.1 Accelerated Food Security Program (AFSP)

Information as of 13 rd, January,2010
Original Approved Amount USD30,000,000.00
Current Un disbursed25,463,412.43
Historical Disbursed6,369,364.89
Application Deadline30-Jun-12

 2.2 Community Based-Conditional Cash Transfers (CB-CCT)

Information as of 13 th, January,2010
Signed Amount1,879,915.00
Un disbursed964,649.88
Special Commitments0
Funds Available964,649.88
Of Which Restricted240,415.00
Application Deadline20-Sep-11

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