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1999-2009 - Tanzania - Evaluation of Policy Based Operations in the AfDB
Tanzania has been one of the largest recipients of foreign aid in Africa since the 1970s. During the evaluation period there has been an increase in aid disbursements from USD 925 million in 1999 to USD 2330 million in 2008. The way in which aid has been delivered has changed over the past ten years. At the start of the evaluation period most aid was through structural adjustment support or projects. When Tanzania qualified for HIPC debt relief during 2001 and its first Poverty Reduction and Strategy Paper (PRSP) was approved in late 2000 this changed. There followed a marked shift towards using general budget support (GBS). Budget support is now the Government of Tanzania's (GoT’s) preferred aid modality while at the sectoral level there has been a move towards the use of basket funds or sector budget support.