The United Republic of Tanzania

Policy and Planning Division


The policy and planning division  is headed by a Director and is responsible for providing expertise and services in policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation


  • To coordinate ministerial budget
  • To ensure internal as well as external monitoring and evaluation of the Ministry's activities and targets
  • To provide a basis for making informed decisions on the future direction of the Ministry
  • To encourage and facilitate the provision of services by the Private Sector in the Ministry
  • To collect and analyse information on the Water and Irrigation sectors to make informed decisions
  • To prepare Ministerial contributions to the Budget Speech and Annual Economic Report
  • To institutionalise strategic planning and Budget skills in the Ministry
  • To ensure that water and irrigation plans and budgets are integrated into the government budgeting process

This Division will be led by a Director and comprises three Sections as follows;-

  •   Policy Section
  •   Planning Section
  •   Monitoring and Evaluation section

Policy Section
The activities of the Section are;-

  •    Formulate, review, implementation and monitoring of Ministry's policies
  •   Coordinate review of ministerial policies, update them and ensure consistency with national policies
  •   Review and advice on policy papers prepared by other ministries
  •   Prepare memorandum of understanding for projects programmes for international financing and   cooperation
  •   Compile implementation reports on Ruling Party Manifesto and Parliamentary Committee
  •   Coordinate the preparation of Ministerial budget speech

This Section will be led by a Principal Economist.
Planning Section
The activities of the Section are:-

  •   Coordinate formulation and preparation of the Ministry's annual plan and medium term strategic plan
  •   Compile ministerial projects, programmes and Action Plans Develop strategies for resource mobilization
  •   Liaising with Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs and POPSM on Strategic Planning and Budgeting process within the Ministry
  • Provide technical guidance and support for institutionalization of Strategic Planning and Budgeting process within the Ministry
  •   Participate in analysis of outsourcing of non-core functions (Private Sector Participation) This Section will be led by a Principal Economist.

Monitoring & Evaluation Section
The activities of the Section are:-

  •   Monitor implementation of the Ministry's Annual Plan and Medium Term Strategic Plan
  •  Prepare periodic (weekly, monthly, quarterly, mid-year, and ÔÇóannual) performance reports for the Ministry
  • Collect, study and analyze statistics needed in the formulation and implementation of policies, plans and budgetary proposals
  •   Participate in preparing plans, programmes and budgetary activities of the Ministry including establishment of performance targets and indicators
  •   Provide technical support including institutionalization of M&E process within the Ministry
  •   Undertake research and impact studies of plans, projects and programmes undertaken by the Ministry
  •   Undertake service delivery surveys to collect stakeholders/clients views on services rendered by the Ministry;
  •   Coordinate mid-year and annual performance reviews of the Ministry
  • Monitoring performance of Executive Agencies under the Ministry