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Tanzania has made significant progress over the last 15 years. The economy has grown by almost 7% a year and infant mortality and deaths from malaria have halved. But acute challenges remain: 21 million people live below the international poverty line; and the country ranks 151 on the Human Development Index.

Top priorities for 2020

  • Strengthening global peace, security and governance: Democracy in Tanzania will be further entrenched with a strengthened parliament, civil society and media. Government systems will be more able to engage with citizens and deliver against their priorities, including tackling organised crime. And Tanzania’s partnership with HMRC will continue to drive increases in domestic revenue. (Global Goals 15, 16 and 17)
  • Strengthening resilience and response to crises: Renewables, including off-grid household solar, will be a major source of energy. The impact of climate change, particularly in cities, will be reduced. The suffering of refugee populations will be reduced during protracted crises, particularly Burundi. (Global Goals 7, 11 and 13)
  • Promoting global prosperity: Tanzania will have taken significant steps both to realise the demographic dividend through job creation and to manage the growth of its cities, pre-empting youth grievance. The most vulnerable and disadvantaged will have greater income opportunities. (Global Goals 1, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 15.)
  • Tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable: The number of Tanzanians in extreme poverty and suffering from malnutrition will be dramatically reduced. There will be a step-change in the quality of education, access to clean water and sanitation, and girls and women will have more voice, choice and control over their lives. (Global Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.)

Further resources

DFID Operational Plan for Tanzania
Tanzania page on GOV.UK website

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Children under five and pregnant women reached through DFID's nutrition-relevant programmes

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Children supported by DFID in primary and lower secondary education

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Children completing primary education supported by DFID

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Unique people reached with one or more water, sanitation or hygiene promotion intervention

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Births delivered with the help of nurses, midwives or doctors through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Additional women using modern methods of family planning through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.


Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.