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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

MS-TCDC: National Development Strategies and Policies

Type :
Location :
Arusha, Tanzania
Duration :
21-25 July 2014
Deadline :
Friday, July 25, 2014

MS-TCDC is a Training Centre for Development Cooperation in Eastern and Southern Africa. MS-TCDC is situated close to Arusha in Northern Tanzania (East Africa). Throughout the year different courses and workshops run concurrently in a lively international atmosphere promoting sharing of experience and cross cultural discussions. Excellent facilities together with a quiet and pleasant atmosphere make it an ideal place for reflection and learning.

MS-TCDC is conducting a one-week course on National Development Strategies and Policies from 21-25 July 2014 in Arusha, Tanzania.

Course Content:

Explain National development strategies, Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks and Sectoral/ multi-sectoral  strategies;

Explain rational of each national strategy;

Relate each NDS to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals;

Develop model strategies for participatory development;

Devise strategies for equitable redistribution and social protection at various governance levels;

Explain process of formulation of national development strategies (NDS);

Elaborate on participatory process of NDS;

Explain the M&E framework for each NDS;

Critically evaluate each ND’s policy; and

Prepare summary overview of selected NDS5. 


The course is aimed at civil society activists, government planners, policy analysts and advocacy managers. Persons with disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, womens’ rights, youth rights and human rights activists working with minority groups and special interest groups.



Single room - US$695;

Shared Double room - US$ 585; and

Commuters - US$ 390

Note that fees include tuition and full board accommodation.


To sign-up for the course, refer to

For more about MS-TCDC, refer to


Event start date:  21/07/2014

Event end date:  25/07/2014

Event venue:  Arusha, Tanzania.

Event type:  Training