In 2007, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania (GoT) formally signaled its interest to become one of eight countries to pilot Delivering as One (DaO) which resulted in all UN agencies in the country planning, implementing and reporting as one in order to achieve greater coherence, effectiveness and efficiencies through four structures: One Programme, One Leader, One Budget and One Office. Additionally One Voice (joint communications) was later added to these four.

Between 2008-2011, UN Tanzania initiated nine joint programs which addressed some of the developmental and humanitarian activities of multiple UN agencies under the umbrella of the One programme and these programs fostered a coherent and holistic approach to programming in areas of common interest. Based on lessons learnt from this first phase of DaO the UN Country Team (UNCT) established a single, coherent One UN Country Plan for all UN agencies’ activities for the second phase of programmes in the DaO period which was called the UN Development Assistance Plan 2011-2016 (UNDAP I). UNDAP I supported the GoT’s achievement of national development priorities as well as progression towards the Millennium Development Goals and helped strengthen the realization of international human rights in the country.


As of July 1st, 2016 UNDAP I is concluded and the UN Development Assistance Plan 2016-2021 (UNDAP II) has officially begun. UNDAP II aims to build on the foundation that has been established by UNDAP I by working hand-in-hand with the GoT and other partners. UNDAP II runs concurrently with the GoT’s second Five Year Development Plan (FYDP II 2016-2021) and both the GoT and the UN Tanzania have pledged to dedicate our efforts, based on a long and enduring partnership, to the successful implementation of UNDAP II.

The process of formulating UNDAP II was very inclusive as it involved the GoT, Development Partners, Civil Society, Media, the Private Sector and the General Public. The process also drew upon data from the country’s needs with a particular focus on the most vulnerable and hard to reach people in the country. It was also undertaken with the understanding that the global context in which both the GoT and the UN would be working in post-2015 would change substantially due to the adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September of 2015.

The UNCT’s focus is primarily founded upon nationally led data and analysis with particular emphasis on SDGs that had been identified by the Government of Tanzania as priority areas. The results of UNDAP II will be assessed in terms of their alignment with the two National Visions (The Tanzania Development vision 2025 and Zanzibar Vision 2020) so as to ensure that the longer-term objectives of both visions are fully reflected in UNDAP II.

From all of these consultations, twelve programme outcomes emerged which are grouped under four inter-related themes which acknowledge that Inclusive Growth requires a Healthy Nation which is Resilient to shocks within the context of transparent and accountable Governance serving the citizens’ needs. These four themes are referred to in the plan as Thematic Result Areas and each area focuses on a specific set of objectives.

The four Thematic Result Areas are:

Inclusive Growth

Health Nation


Democratic Governance, Human Rights and Gender Equality