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Tanzania (Withdrawn)


On June 29, 2017, the OGP Steering Committee received a letter from the Government of Tanzania announcing its withdrawal from OGP effective July, 2017. 

The OGP Steering Committee recognizes the participation of the Municipality of Kigoma Ujiji in the OGP Local program (formerly known as OGP Subnational Pilot). As part of the program, OGP will continue to provide technical support to the Municipality and the civil society partners to achieve their local open government goals.

The following text was contributed by the Government of Tanzania. 

Tanzania joined the Open Government Partnership Initiative in September 2011.  The intention is to make the Government business more open to its citizens hence improve public service delivery, government responsiveness, combating corruption and building greater trust.

As stipulated under the Tanzania OGP Action Plan of 2012/2013, the OGP commitments are focused on the four pillars namely transparency, accountability, citizen’s participation and technology and innovation.  Our main focus is in the Health, Education and Water sectors.

On transparency, the commitment is to improve various government websites to enable citizens to access information freely and timely.  A citizens Budget in simplified language has been produced.  The aim is to make citizens aware of the national budget components.

Participation of Citizens in decision making processes and policy formulation has been enhanced. A platform to provide feedback on government services through the website is in place.

Client Service Charters in the Education, Health and Water sectors have been updated.  The National Audit Office website has been improved and legislative amendments on asset disclosure by public leaders is in the final stage of enactment.  The aim is to strengthen accountability and integrity.

Furthermore, in improving transparency, citizen participation, accountability and integrity, the Government is finalizing the Water Point Mapping System for monitoring rural water supply services ( Establishing a How Do I? NifanyejeWebsite, ( which provides information on how to acquire various public services and conducting an open data assessment to establish an Open Data website (

Tanzania’s Letter of Intent to Join OGP:

Commitments from last action plan (0)

These commitments are from the most recently processed action plan. The action plan submitted by the government is available below. Because these commitments have not been reviewed by the IRM, the data available may be limited. IRM-reviewed commitments appear in the next section.

IRM-Reviewed commitments (30)

Only those commitments reviewed by the OGP’s Independent Reporting Mechanism appear in the dynamic tool below. The most current commitments can be found in this country’s most recent action plan below.

3.1.To enact a Freedom of Information Act by December 2014.   2014
3.2 To establish an open data system by December 2016.   2014
3.3 To make budget data (eight key budget reports), audit committee reports and tax exemptions publicly available by December 2014. 2014
3.4 Make land use plan, ownership and demarcated areas for large scale land deals accessible online for public use by June 2016. 2014
3.5 Tanzania to fulfill its EITI commitments by June, 2015   2014
i. Citizens’ website   2012
i. Dashboard of OGP progress   2012
i. National Audit Office website   2012
i. Water data and mapping   2012
ii. Access to health, education, and water data   2012
ii. Client service charters   2012
ii. Participation by email and mobile phones   2012
ii. Reporting on medical supply orders   2012
iii. Citizens’ “How Do I?” website   2012
iii. Complaints register   2012
iii. Government websites   2012
iii. Open forum on OGP commitments   2012
iv. Citizens’ budget document   2012
iv. Contact point for OGP communication   2012
iv. Global practice on data disclosure   2012
iv. Local government service boards and committees   2012
ix. Donor funding   2012
v. Allocation of grants to local governments   2012
v. Disclosure of public officials’ assets   2012
v. Open government innovation by local entrepreneurs   2012
vi. Budget execution reports   2012
vii. Local government transparency   2012
viii. Reports on tax exemptions   2012
x. Best practices for Freedom of Information laws   2012
xi. Parastatal organisations   2012

National Action Plans

Tanzania Action Plan 2012 2012 Tanzania, Second Action Plan, 2014-16 2014 to 2016


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