Tanzania Threshold Program

Program Achievements

The Tanzania threshold program was largely implemented as planned and most outputs were achieved. As a result of threshold program support, the Tanzania Public Procurement Regulatory Authority conducted 39 audits of procuring entities, one of which uncovered irregularities in the procurement of electrical generators by the national electricity purveyor. This report was made public and was prosecuted by threshold trained prosecutors. The subsequent scandal attracted national attention and led to the resignation of several senior government officials, including the Prime Minster. In addition, the threshold program supported the creation of five legal aid clinics and a legal aid secretariat involving eight of the twelve major legal aid providers in Tanzania. The threshold program also supported the creation of 83 public expenditure tracking committees across Tanzania, the majority of which are still active.

How we Track Progress

MCC emphasizes both achieving and measuring results in its threshold programs. During program development and implementation, MCC worked closely with the Ministry of Finance , who coordinated program design on behalf of the Government of Tanzania, and with USAID, MCC's on-the-ground representative. Both USAID and the Government of Tanzania contributed to establishing program milestones and refining program indicators for the Tanzania threshold program. Tanzania's threshold program indicators were tracked quarterly by MCC in a Results Reporting Table (RRT) that reported progress over each quarter compared to the baseline and program targets.

Final Implementation Reports

Three months after a Threshold Program ends, USAID provides MCC a final report based on information provided by implementers and USAID program managers. A brief overview of some highlighted results is also available in the Final Status Report.

Tanzania Performance Indicators
Performance Indicator Description Expected Result Baseline Project End Result Data Source
Districts using public expenditure tracking Number of districts nationwide using Public Expenditure Tracking Systems at the local government level. This figure is determined using key informant interviews with the Program Officer or Chief of Party of each of the two Implementing Partners (IPs)--Pact Tanzania and Campaign for Good Governance--with which USAID/Tanzania has executed an Agreement to carry out this component. These IPs provide electronic records of the results. 60 PETS districts 12 PETS districts 77 PETS districts Project Data
Anti-corruption investigations brought to court Number of investigations conducted by the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) which result in the case being brought to court. The figure is determined by conducting key informant interviews with appropriate officials in the PCCB and if necessary the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP). The figure refers to the number of new cases brought to court, i.e., where PCCB or DPP made an appropriate legal filing. Per the Threshold Program Agreement, this indicator tracks number of cases "presented in court" which includes cases later withdrawn or lost, i.e., where no conviction is secured. 28 20 354 Project Data
Media stories exposing corruption Number of stories appearing in the print media about current anti-corruption cases presented in court. The figure is determined by conducting a print media content analysis of the major print publications in the country (see note 3 below). 1,300 n/a 6,363 Project Data
Media stories of anti-corruption cases brought to court Number of stories appearing in the print media which expose corruption. The figure was determined by conducting a print media content analysis of the major print publications in the country. 300 50 309 Project Data
Financial Intelligence Unit cases opened Number of investigations and analyses of suspicious financial transactions conducted by the Financial Intelligence Unit. 30 0 1  
Procurement audits conducted on MDAs and LGAs Number of audits conducted and reported by the media of targeted central government ministries/departments/agencies and local government authorities (see note 5 below). 40 0 40 Project Data