Report: Tracing Swedish Development resources to Tanzania

  • Aug. 1, 2018

Oxfam has published a new report on tracing Swedish aid to Tanzania using IATI data.

A study of the traceability of Swedish aid to Tanzania used data published to the IATI Standard to help track resources from the Swedish treasury to organisations involved in the implementation chain, right to the end use within Tanzania.

The report found that general budget support (GBS) accounted for much of Swedish aid in 2013 and 2015, but could not determine final expenditures using IATI data. In the absence of GBS, the authors could only confirm that, in 2014, 28 percent of Swedish aid arrived in Tanzania, via the government and Tanzania-based organisations.

The report recommends that implementers of Swedish aid are encouraged and supported to publish their data to IATI.

The report was written using a methodology developed by the late Simon Parish of Development Initiatives for an earlier DI–Oxfam collaboration on tracing US aid flows to Ghana.