Review of the new foreign policy – implementation of economic diplomacy

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University of Dar es Salaam
This study report focused on the review of the new foreign policy, the primary focus was on the implementation of economic diplomacy. The Government of Tanzania has come out with both the New Foreign Policy document and an implementation plan of which has formulated a new foreign policy that has mainstreamed economic considerations; while at the same time consolidated the fundamental principles of the past. The study set to investigate if the existing institutional arrangements and practices can accommodate the proper implementation of economic diplomacy as one of the key pillars of the new foreign policy. This study makes use of qualitative methods to analyse the implementation and performance of new foreign policy focusing on implementation of economic diplomacy. It was found that the current institutional framework cannot adequately deliver the policy objectives, thus a need for restructuring the whole institutional framework. The finding provide an evidence for a need of restructuring the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC) and the whole institutional framework to accommodate the smooth implementation of new foreign policy, either empirical evidence has shown that Ministries of Foreign Affairs (MFAs) around the world are restructuring their offices to accommodate the new challenges, MFAIC need to restructure by eschewing its old identity as a major gatekeeper of the nation and assume a less monopolistic, more flexible, position vis-à-vis the other ministries.
Available in print form, East Africana Collection, Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library, Class Mark (THS EAF HF1379.H87)
International trade, Foreign policy, Economic diplomacy
Hussein, M (2007) Review of the new foreign policy – implementation of economic diplomacy, Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam.