Civil Society in Tanzania

Although Tanzanian civil society is diverse and well-organised there are still a number of challenges that the country’s CSOs face. These challenges mainly relate to problems with legislation, geographical coverage, ownership, funding and engagement in governmental policy formulation.

This working paper is a summary of documents concerning civil society in Tanzania. It is mainly based on the information given in Zaa Twalangeti’s background paper Analysis for Tanzania, Tiina Kontinen’s in-depth answers to an inquiry on civil society in Tanzania, Kenny Manara’s email interview, and Tiina Kukkamaa’s complementary comments.