This paper synthesises findings from the September 2013 report ‘Tanzania National Climate Change Finance Analysis’ prepared by ODI and the Centre for Climate Change Studies at the University of Dar es Salaam, and suggests actions that could improve the effective delivery of climate finance in the country. Key messages include:
- Financing of climate change actions appears to be treated primarily as a technical exercise rather than a policy issue; little attention appears to have been given to setting policy within a resource-constrained environment.
- Climate change-relevant expenditure is presently concentrated in projects that do not specifically aim to tackle climate change. A considerable amount of spending is therefore taking place in ministries without the full realisation of the significance of such spending in terms of its relation to climate change.
- There are a number of actions that could improve the effective delivery of climate finance in Tanzania. These can be grouped under two headings: (i) securing better information on climate change public spending and (ii) strengthening the broader public finance environment to enable effective climate finance delivery.
Pius Yanda and Neil Bird