"The broad outcomes of MKUKUTA’s Cluster II are to improve the quality of life and social well-being of Tanzanians, and to reduce inequalities across geographic areas and between income, age, gender and other groups. Expanded access to, and delivery of, quality social services and the establishment of social protection mechanisms are vital to attaining these outcomes. This brief, the second in the series of briefs on PHDR 2009, assesses MKUKUTA’s achievements in education, healthcare, water, sanitation and social protection, and draws policy implications."