Netherlands to Reduce Aid to Tanzania

The Netherlands will be reducing its aid to Tanzania starting fiscal 2011-2012 as part of the donor country’s broader campaign to improve the effectiveness of its aid program.

Tanzania is among the 17 countries where Dutch aid programs will be eventually phased out. The Dutch Cabinet approved in March a proposal to reduce the recipients of Dutch aid from 33 to 15. The country also outlined four priority sectors where it plans to focus the bulk of its bilateral development funding.

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The Netherlands will implement the reduction of aid to Tanzania by slashing its support for civil society organizations and contributions to joint programs with multilateral organizations, among other measures, according to The East African.

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  • Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.