Mkukuta Cluster II: Improvement of Quality of Life and Social Well Being
"The two broad outcomes for the second cluster of MKUKUTA are: Improved quality of life and social well being, with particular focus on the poorest and most vulnerable groups. Reduced inequalities (e.g.education, survival, health) across geographic, income, age,gender, and other groups. The central role of social service sectors – notably education, health, water and sanitation – is clearly recognised for achieving these outcomes, as is the key role of local government authorities as the primary providers of services at the local level. This cluster includes sectors that were considered “priority sectors” in Tanzania’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS), and it should be noted that strategies to ensure a well educated and healthy population are critical for promoting growth and for ensuring sound governance, and vice versa. The three clusters of MKUKUTA are thus mutually reinforcing, and despite the wider scope of MKUKUTA, the objectives of Cluster II, are no less important than they were in the PRS."