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Developing the Tanzanian labour market

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COWI provides technical assistance to key labour market institutions in Tanzania.

Since 1998 Danida has supported the development of the Tanzanian business sector through the Business Sector Programme Support (BSPS), including a second phase extending the programme over a five-year-period from 2003-2008.

Improving the labour market
A labour market component is part of the second phase. It contributes to the business development through improved mechanisms for dialogue between the social partners in the labour market and through better labour market regulation.

Flexible institutions
The main thrust is to create conducive and peaceful labour relations through establishment of adequate, flexible labour market institutions. This calls for a well-functioning and responsive institutional framework and competent and sound players, who can participate in the social dialogue in an articulated and qualified way.

COWI support

COWI was responsible for the following tasks:

    • Support to the Ministry of Labour, Youth Development and Sports (MOLYDS) to improve its capacity to enter into dialogue with social partners.
    • Support to the Association of Tanzanian Employers (ATE), enabling them to provide appropriate advice on labour relations and related matters to their constituents.
    • Support to the Industrial Court of Tanzania (ICT), enabling it to handle the new labour dispute resolution system adequately and without delay.
    • Support to the Occupational Health and Safety Authority (OHSA), transforming it into an effective and efficient agency capable of promoting a safe and healthy working environment in the private and public sectors.

LAST UPDATED: 03.07.2014