DeNRM Synopsis Paper for DPG-E Tanzania 22 November 2010

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					DeNRM Synopsis Paper for DPG-E Tanzania                                                  22 November 2010

DPG-E and Joint Support for Decentralised Natural Resources
Management in Tanzania
A Synopsis Paper

This paper summarises the discussions and decisions of the DPG-E NRM subgroup regarding a
future joint programming process in decentralised natural resources management. This synopsis
paper constitutes the basis for a rolling action plan and for a framework of joint programming.

1. Discussions about joint programming in DeNRM have started in 2008. Since that time, DPs
waited for a Tanzanian policy framework for alignement. Unfortunately, this framework has not
been provided by the Government of Tanzania. It is now time to start the joint programming
framework from the DP side even without the policy framework, and get buy-in from the GoT as
soon as possible, but not later than Feburary 2011. HoMs and HoCs have adopted this approach and
expect a rolling workplan by March 2011. Finland (and Norway) to lead this process.

2. By a joint programming framework, DPG-E understands that de-centralised DP activities
concentrate on the same focal districts for their future engagement and that as far as possible for
current engagement. It is understood that DPs complement each other, that funding gaps will be
filled in joint agreement, and that the policy dialogue with MNRT and PMO-RALG is conducted
with one voice.

3. While the focus is on support at de-centralised levels, the national level will not be omitted.
Alongside to supporting MNRT, PMO-RALG will be a key institution to work with at national
level. But the majority of resources will be conducted to the district level. A set of criteria will be
developed to select focal district for the joint programming. Those criterial include inter alia: MTEF
performance, GOT priorities, DP priorities, political leadership, ecosystem criteria, DP experiences
with districts, value-for-money analysis. A matrix to check all districts against the criteria will be
developed by the DPG-E secretariat and filled by all DPG-E. It is agreed that the LGDG mechanism
is used to disburse funding to the districts.

4. The programme will be developed using lessons and recommendations from a variety of studies,
reports and analysis currently available and collectively accessible via the DPG-E website. It does
not seem necessary to get external support for the joint programming framework at this point.

5. Some key issues remain to be discussed and agreed upon during the development of the rolling
work programme and the joint programming framework:
     What support is key at national levels?
     How to create a demand-driven approach in districts?
     How to address governance issues in DeNRM?
     How to ensure the DNRM and the potential decentralised CC funding are not creating
       confusion at district levels?

DeNRM Synopsis Paper for DPG-E Tanzania   22 November 2010


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