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Revenue Enhancement, Monitoring and Evaluation Plan

Funding OrganizationUSAID

Implementing Organization:

  • International Executive Service Corp (IESC)

  • International City/County Management Association (ICMA)

  • Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)

Program: Feed the Future Tanzania Enabling Growth through Investment and Enterprise Program (ENGINE)

Direct ReportFaith Patrick, Deputy Chief of Party, ENGINE Program

Project Duration: 30 days

Project Location: Urban Municipal Council, West A Municipal Council, and West B Municipal Council  in Zanzibar.

Program Summary:

The USAID funded ENGINE Program works at the Local Government level, using a broad-based approach to engage with Local Government Authorities (LGAs), private sector associations, business development service providers, financial institutions and small and medium enterprises. The program’s activities are divided into three main components: 

  • Component 1: Implement policies for growth. Build the capacity of the private sector to effectively dialogue with the government to set the policy agenda and improve the capacity of the public sector to implement policies. 


  • Component 2: Equip businesses for growth. Strengthen SME capacity and foster the growth and capacity of a sustainable market for business development services in Tanzania. 


  • Component 3: Access to finance for growth. Broaden access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), especially women and youth entrepreneurs and those working within agricultural value chains, to facilitate increased investment and growth. 

Project Summary:

Partnered with a Tanzanian consulting firm to create a Revenue Enhancement, Monitoring and Evaluation Plan by engaging with strategic stakeholders, analyzing national and local policy, collecting and compiling tax revenue data, and using best practices to recommend policy solutions for effective revenue management and a financial forecast to guide revenue mobilization.  

Project Results:

  • Managed a consultant team to complete a collaborative stakeholder engagement process that included nine workshops between local government staff and the private sector in order to evaluate the performance of the existing revenue management system, to analyze revenue collection policies and identify new revenue collection projects. 


  • Led the completion of an environmental assessment of the revenue management system with a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis and a Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental, and Legal (PESTEL) analysis. 

  • Directed the compilation and review of historical revenue collection data and conducted a statistical analysis to identify relevant trends. 

  • Integrated revenue mobilization best practices with the local regulatory context and economic environment to create 17 specific revenue enhancement strategies that focused on revenue optimization, new revenue generation, compliance cost reduction, improved stakeholder engagement, and strengthened administrative capacity. 

  • Utilized the revenue data trend analysis and the revenue enhancement strategies to generate a five-year revenue forecast to help guide the budget for future public service delivery. 

  • Created a monitoring and evaluation plan to increase local government accountability and to ensure the implementation of the revenue mobilization policies are done in an equitable and sustainable manner.

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