Do PPDs Need a Legal Mandate?

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Do PPDs Need a Legal Mandate?. A Case study from Tanzania:. Tanzania : population 35.9 m per-capita income of US $ 330 low ranking in WB Doing Business survey Private sector participates in: tax task force the public expenditure review working groups
Do PPDs Need a Legal Mandate?A Case study from Tanzania:Tanzania:population 35.9 mper-capita income of US $ 330 low ranking in WB Doing Business surveyPrivate sector participates in:tax task force the public expenditure review working groupsTanzania National Business Council (TNBC)Donors support PSOs to influence reforms at the district levelNational contextPublic-Private Dialogue in the Municipality of Moshi
  • Objectives:
  • identify issues blocking businesses
  • establish and sustain PPD
  • Structure:
  • Private Sector Advocacy Committee
  • a coalition committee organized by sector
  • The Moshi Business Council:
  • 5 members from Municipal Council
  • 5 members from private sector,
  • Chair is the Municipal Director,
  • The PS Heads the secretariat
  • Meetings:
  • Held quarterly
  • Agreement by consensus
  • Vision, processes and milestones
  • The vision:
  • “to see that the public-private dialogue platform is legally registered… and investment environment improved”
  • The process of advocacy:
  • sector chairs identify sector roadblocks
  • issues are processed
  • advocacy issues are vetted by the platform
  • Municipal Council adopts proposed reforms.
  • Anticipated milestones:
  • Regulatory Impact Assessment on municipal by-laws
  • Exposure of members to best practice in PPD
  • Workshop for councilors to appreciate PS
  • Signing a MOU between PS and MMC
  • PS mobilized to form grassroots advocacy committee
  • Moshi Business Council is legislated
  • Questions and challenges
  • Difficulties in the beginning:
  • Lack of political will
  • Public sector focus on written laws
  • Legal mandate for PPD is therefore a step in a right direction
  • Challenges:
  • How do we cultivate political will among civil servants with a socialist mind-set?
  • How do we convince entrepreneurs to advocate when they are used to paying their way through?
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