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Joint Assistance Strategy

The Joint Assistance Strategy for Tanzania (JAST) was launched in 2007. It is a comprehensive framework for managing development co-operation in Tanzania between the government and the bilateral and multilateral donors in Tanzania. It focuses on aid effectiveness and co-operation in the implementation of Tanzania's poverty reduction strategy. The JAST will in 2014 be updated and replaced by a new Development Cooperation Framework (DCF) that is being finalized by the Government of Tanzania in cooperation with Development Partners.

The JAST was formulated in the spirit of national and international commitments and initiatives on aid effectiveness – most notably the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness from 2005.

The objective of the JAST, and subsequently DCF, is to contribute to an effective and efficient implementation of Tanzania’s National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (MKUKUTA) and the Zanzibar Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (MKUKUZA). The two key principles are harmonization between donors and alignment with government structures.