TACAIDS, 2010. 99 p.
Tanzania Commission for AIDS, TACAIDS
Final report
The main objective of the national Public Expenditure Review (PER) process is to provide support to Government in the planning budget process. Every year, before the budget is formulated, national budget guidelines are written to establish the preliminary focus of public financial allocations for the forthcoming year. These are done within the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF). The general purpose of the PER is to assess budget trends, examine whether budgeting priorities have been followed, and suggest means of addressing constraints within the system. Tanzania has mainstreamed HIV and AIDS services in the government planning and budgeting cycle. To undertake a public expenditure review of HIV and AIDS is of particular interest as the sector's sources of funds are numerous and the majority of funds flow outside the government's system. The main findings from the PER 2008 showed a rapid growth in donor funding, with funds for HIV and AIDS equal to over 10% of all public expenditure, 3% of GDP, and one third of all aid to Tanzania. Care & Treatment was estimated to receive 60-70% of the funds. However, only 23% of available resources were captured in Government's budget. The HIV/AIDS PER 2007-2009 will provide the Government, Development Partners and all other stakeholders with a tool to monitor and analyze funds as well as useful guidance regarding trends in budget allocation, expenditures and financial gaps in the sector of HIV and AIDS. The PER will focus on public financial management areas, such as institutional and organizational barriers to sector target achievements, budget execution and civil society participation. Topics considered in the PER: How much is spent on HIV and AIDS? How are expenditures financed? What is financed? How is the civil society involved? How is the national response performing and is it sustainable?
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