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UN Tanzania has been operating a One Fund since 2007 when the Government of Tanzania requested to be a pilot country for Delivering as One (DaO) reform. The fund has contributed to achievement of results under the programmes of cooperation as well as strengthened joint work planning and reporting, formal and informal collaboration in implementation of delivering results together.  The Tanzania One Fund is supporting coherent resource mobilization as well as transparent allocation and disbursement of partner resources to facilitate delivery of common outcomes outlined in UNDAP II (2016-2021), channelling funds towards the highest priority needs based on agreed criteria, under the direction of the UN Resident Coordinator.

The Tanzania One UN Fund is administered by the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in accordance with its financial regulations and rules.


Assistance Strategy

The UN Development Assistance Plan II, running from 1st July 2016 to 30th June 2021 represents both continuity and change in the objectives and working practices of UN Tanzania. It reflects a continued commitment to strong ownership and leadership by national stakeholders, a continued emphasis on the shared values, norms and standards of the UN system and a continued determination to achieve results which will contribute towards a positive difference to the people of Tanzania. UNDAP II therefore maintains and builds upon many of the systems, structures and processes which have facilitated progress towards sustainable development in country.  The formulation of UNDAP II was evidence-based and inclusive. Strategic prioritisation for the UN Programme of Cooperation drew upon data from the country’s needs and the UN’s comparative advantage to act, with a particular focus on the most vulnerable and hard to reach populations. Twelve Programme Outcomes emerged from the consultations, grouped under four inter-related, mutually dependent themes which acknowledge that Inclusive Growth requires a Healthy Nation which is Resilient to shocks (both natural and man-made) within the context of transparent and accountable Governance serving citizens’ needs. Progress on these four thematic results areas was understood to further the realisation of people-centred and human rights based National Visions.

The Tanzania One UN Fund intends to facilitate the delivery of planned results in the One UN Programme by strengthening the joint planning, coordination and implementation process and channelling funds towards the highest priority needs determined by the Joint Steering Committee based on the agreed criteria and procedures with documented process and rationale for allocations.  



Joint Steering Committee(JSC)
The Joint Steering Committee, co-Chaired by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Planning and the UN Resident Coordinator, will provide strategic guidance to the UNDAP II and strategic leadership of the Tanzania One Fund including making decisions on available fund allocation (with documented process and rationale for these decisions) and monitoring of the overall agreed UNDAP implementation and its annual review. JSC members include: representation at Permanent Secretary Level of relevant Ministries/Departments/Agencies working with the UNCT as assigned by the Government co-chair (this includes representatives from the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar); the four UN Thematic Results Groups Leads at UN Agency Representative/Country Director Level; Lead Development Partner (to be selected by DPs in Tanzania); the Administrative Agent member ex-officio.

UN Resident Coordinator

The Resident Coordinator co-chairs the Joint Steering Committee and facilitates strategic guidance, leadership and decision of the Joint Steering Committee. He provides strategic guidance to the One UN Programme among the Participating UN Organizations in consultation with the UNCMT and strategic leadership of the Tanzania One UN Fund on the basis of the One UN Programme among Participating UN Organizations in consultation with the UNCMT. Furthermore, he recommends available fund allocation to the Joint Steering Committee based on the agreed recommendation at the UNCMT meeting and provides strategic focus to the consolidated reports, including analysis of progress and lessons to be learned for future programme implementation. He also holds Country Directors/Representatives/Heads of the Participating UN Organizations accountable for programme implementation, utilization of the funds allocated from the One UN Fund and their organization's components of the results achieved, and is accountable for the overall management of the One UN Fund and the utilization of the funds in the One UN Fund Account. A focal point designated within the Office of the Resident Coordinator will be providing the OF secretariat.

Representatives/Country Directors/Heads of Participating UN Organizations

The Representatives/Country Directors/Heads of Participating UN Organizations are responsible for programme implementation, utilization of the funds allocated from the Tanzania One UN Fund and their organization's components of the results achieved, and for providing relevant reports and statements defined in the MOU to the One Fund secretariat and the Administrative Agent.

 Administrative Agent

 The MPTF Office has been appointed the Administrative Agent of the Tanzania One UN Fund. Its responsibilities include the receipt, administration and management of contributions from Donors; disbursement of such funds to the Participating UN Organizations in accordance with the approval of the JSC and approved Annual Work Plans/Programmatic Documents; and provision of consolidated reports, in accordance with the MOU, on the Tanzania One UN Fund to the Resident Coordinator based on reports of the Participating UN Organizations.


Decision-Making Process

Proposal Submission and Eligibility
Participating UN Organizations eligible for funding under the Tanzania One UN Fund must meet the following design criteria:

  • presentation of a detailed UNDAP II costed Joint Work Plan including:
    • detailed sequencing of projects aligned to UNDAP II outputs, outcomes and monitoring framework;
    • a clear division of labour among UN Agencies for various activities;
    • clear performance targets for outputs that realistically enable progression to the delivery of the agreed UNDAP outcomes;
    • demonstrated capacity of the UN to deliver the agreed UNDAP II JWP (i.e. indication of staff with primary responsibility for delivery of each project).
  • provision of bi-annual reporting in accordance with UNDAP II reporting processes and guidelines.
  • measures to redress Implementing Partners deficiencies/obstacles for successful agreed UNDAP II implementation, as identified through the Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfer (HACT) micro-assessment where applied. 

Proposal Review & Approval Process

The Tanzania One Fund combines a programmatic allocation process with a projectized allocation process. Four funding windows have is established for provision of support to UNDAP II implementation and the allocation process depends on what window is used by the donor.

 Window 1: Un-earmarked contributions to UNDAP II priorities - contributions allocated based on proposals submitted by Thematic Results Groups (TRGs) and vetted by One Fund Independent Review Committee (OIRC) (quality assurance to conform to agreed standards and criteria).

Window 2: Emerging needs – focused earmarking (not corresponding to sector) contributions allocated to agreed interventions based on proposals submitted by TRG and vetted by OIRC (quality assurance to confirm that they meet agreed standards and criteria)

Window 3: Outcome support - funds earmarked for one or more of the 12 UNDAP II outcomes allocated based on agreed performance criteria and funding requirements in Joint Work Plan.

Window 4: Joint non-programmatic initiatives – funds provided to support the common processes including support to the Office of the Resident Coordinator, joint communication initiatives, common planning/monitoring and reporting process; innovations within business harmonization; and strengthening of UNs normative role and mainstreaming of programming principles.


The One Fund Independent Review Committee is composed of chairs of the Programme Management Team and the Operations Management Team, two representatives from the programming principles task team (representing expertise on Human Rights and Gender) and a representative from Regional UNDG. Recommendation for fund allocation are presented by the OIRC to the UN CMT for endorsement and submitted to the JSC for approval. Dispute resolution and final internal endorsement rest with the UNRC.   

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Key Figures
Funding Status
Participating Organizations are required to submit final year-end expenditures by April 30 in the following year; Interim expenditure figures are submitted on a voluntary basis and therefore current year figures are not final until the year-end expenditures have been submitted.
Total as of
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Funds with Administrative Agent
Contributions from Donors 274,980,357  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) 1,771,077  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) 679,975  
Total source of funds   277,431,410
Transferred to Participating Organizations 265,427,079  
Refunds from Participating Organizations -10,801,990  
Administrative Agent Fee 2,749,804  
Direct Cost 0  
Bank Charges 5,419  
Total use of funds   257,380,311
Balance with Administrative Agent   20,051,098
As a percentage of deposits   7.3%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transfers to Participation Organizations 265,427,079  
Total resources   265,427,079
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 232,228,023  
Refunds from Participating Organizations -10,801,990  
Total expenses     243,030,013
Balance with Participating Organizations   22,397,066
As a percentage of transfers   8.4%
Total Balance of Funds   42,448,164
As a percentage of deposits   15.4%
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