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About Peoples’ Development Forum (PDF)


PDF has a Finance Department that adhere to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and practices. Finance department is managed by three chartered accountants and six assistants with duties to manage and account for funds.

The finance department maintains a system for recording and submitting all types of financial transactions for the purpose of implementing projects and running organization activities. The accounting software in use is called Tally. Financial details and transactions are processed through computer program where various reports and details are extracted on daily bases for crosschecking, approvals and as part of back-up system to external/hard files.

On monthly bases reports are produced, signed and put on file for various uses. Bank reconciliation is done monthly and financial reports for internal reflection is done quarterly. Annual Financial statements are prepared each year and audited by independent Auditor. Revenue grants from donors are recorded in the accounting period it is received and expenses recognized when incurred. Grants and donations are recorded separately from operational activities.  In-kind contributions are also recognized through journal adjustments that are supported by appropriate and objective documentation (e.g. agreements, formal letters or memos and Memorandum of Understanding).

PDF has zero tolerance for corruption, theft, fraud and dishonesty. A transparent reporting and whistle blowing system is in place and supported by scheduled anonymous surveys to establish gaps and respond timely in efforts to maintain quality and effectiveness of services offered by the organization to the community.


A responsible, just and economically empowered society


To identify and address root causes of the problems facing marginalized communities through strategic approach and methodologies.


PDF is a member-based organization. Members meets once annually during Annual General or extra ordinary meeting. Read More

Where We Work

Thematic Areas of Intervention

Recent studies show that around 1.5 million Tanzanians live with HIV, with 65,000 new cases each year, over 4 million Tanzanians are at…

Communities across Tanzania are faced with little to no access to legal aid services and a lack of familiarity with their basic rights.…

PDF Promotes scalable solutions on means to strengthen access to sustainable Water Supply and improved Sanitation and hygiene facilities…

PDF adopted the INSPIRE strategy in service delivery, capacity building, systems strengthening and awareness creation in the prevention and…

Agriculture and the agro-industry continue to be the mainstay of the economy of Tanzania. It is the main source of food for the country’s…

Voter educationGood governance and rule of LawPromotion of human rights

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