The Tanzania Coalition on Debt and Development (TCDD) is a coalition of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Tanzania that has dedicated themselves to undertake various lobbying and advocacy activities on policy, budget, debt cancellation/relief, poverty eradication and sustainable human development.
TCDD was launched as a loose coalition in 1998, and was then officially registered as a Non-Governmental Organization on 17th December 2007 with Registration No. 00NGO/0260 under the Non-Governmental Act. No. 24 of 2002.
The Coalition membership is open to all, and includes the following organization – Non-Government Organization (NGOs), Faith Based Organizations, Networks and Forums across all sectors
Being a civil society platform committed to capacity building and mobilization for lobbying and advocacy for economic justice and pro-poor development, TCDD seeks to campaign for sustainable foreign and domestic official debt and effective civil society involvement in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of Government policies that impact upon the lives of poor people.
Freedom from an unsustainable debt burden and abject poverty, characterized by pro-poor people-centred development based on full participation of the people in policy-making, implementation and monitoring from the grassroots to the national level.
The following traits or qualities representing TCDD highest priorities and deeply-held driving forces for TCDD work. They will guide every decision that will be made and impact every aspect of our organization. They are the core values that set us apart from other CSOs.
-Service before self
-Unity in diversity,
-and Value addition