REPOA was formed in 1994 in Tanzania with the mandate to contribute to the alleviation of poverty in its multiple dimensions through research and capacity building. Over time, REPOA’s mandate has expanded beyond alleviating poverty to encompass growth and socio-economic transformation for poverty reduction. [according to site editor's information]
TAKNET is a joint initiative by the United Nations through its Joint Program on Capacity Development for Development Management under one UN initiative, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Economic and Social Research Foundation. The network is established to promote sharing knowledge and information on various aspects of social and economic development and stimulate discussions by informed individuals on current development issues.
TAKNET organizes thematic and topical discussions focusing on issues of national interest. These discussions by informed and experts result in valuable consensus building on policy and issues of concern to Tanzanian society. Summary of discussions covering the outcome of a particular topic are produced by moderators with policy recommendations and statements of best practice, which are shared with the policy makers and the public in general. ... [according to site editor's information]