In 2007, the Tanzanian Government adopted the UN Delivering as One (DaO) initiative.
DaO involves efficient programs, focusing on areas where the UN can have an impact, reducing duplication of effort, and making more effective use of human and financial resources.
DaO has 5 pillars: One Program, One Leader, One Fund, One Office and One Voice.
The One Program approach involves collaboration between UN agencies and partners, requiring joint work plans, joint budgets and defining common results.
As a result, from 2011–2015, the UN in Tanzania is operating under a single business plan: the UN Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP).
The plan captures the entire range of activities supported by the UN system in Tanzania Moreover, since 2007, donors have invested over USD90m in UN Tanzania’s programs through the One Fund, rather than channeling funds to individual UN agencies.
The latest UNDAP 2016–2021 (UNDAP II) for Tanzania focuses on 4 areas: inclusive growth, resilience, health nation and democratic governance, human rights, and gender.
UNDAP II indicates that the UN will allocate USD1.3b to Tanzania to support its national development goals in line with the country’s 2025 Vision, which aims at turning Tanzania into a semi-industrialized nation.
Almost 8% (USD104.7m) of the USD1.3b total budget of UNDAP II will specifically target Zanzibar.
USD678m will be allocated to improving Tanzania’s resilience which includes enhancement of energy access, improvement of natural resources and environment.
USD194m will be allocated to inclusive growth, i.e. increasing the competitiveness of the Tanzanian economy and creating opportunities for productive employment.
USD286m will be spent for improvement of Tanzania’s health services.
The remaining USD140m will be disbursed to various social activities across Tanzania, as well as effective national governance.