Dar es Salaam, Thursday, 13 December 2018: The Delegation of the European Union to Tanzania signed an agreement with the UK's Department for International Development (DfID) to contribute to an ongoing project: Building Sustainable Anti-Corruption Action in Tanzania (BSAAT). The BSAAT project is implemented by DfID, to mitigate the role of corruption as a barrier to poverty reduction in Tanzania.
Mr José Correia- Nunes, EU Head of Cooperation and Ms Beth Arthy, the Head of DfID in Tanzania, signed the EUR 7.1 million agreement which will contribute to improving the capacity and coordination of the criminal justice system in corruption cases, improving integrity and governance in the private sector, and influencing social change through research and media. This is expected to deliver quantifiable public sector savings to the Tanzanian government as well as significant un-quantifiable benefits that are foreseen to boost tax revenue and contribute to better public services and a more productive economy.
Photo:L-R: Mr José Correia- Nunes, EU Head of Cooperation and Ms Beth Arthy, the Head of DfID in Tanzania
This Contribution Agreement falls under the EU's "Improving accountability through fighting corruption and increased access to justice (IMPACT)" programme, funded from the 11th EDF National Indicative Programme 2016-2020 of Tanzania. Through IMPACT the EU aims to (i) improve the effectiveness of Tanzanian anti-corruption institutions and (ii) increase access to justice for all, in particular for women.
The anti-corruption intervention will be implemented through this Contribution Agreement in support of BSAAT; while the access to justice component will be implemented through the Ministry of Constitutional and Legal Affairs and DANIDA.