To increase Tanzania’s infrastructure for trade in three ways (i) Co-financing the Dar Port expansion together with the World Bank and Tanzania Port Authority will double port capacity and enable Tanzania’s entire trade volume to increase by two thirds. (ii) Project preparation funding for six more major regional transport projects are expected to catalyse up to £600m of development finance incorporating climate resilent design. (iii) Launching a new approach to Public-Private Partnerships will improve infrastructure in municipal areas and build capacity for larger PPP’s in the future.The programme is expected to reduce the costs of doing business in Tanzania, contributing to growth, more jobs and lower poverty. The short-term beneficiaries will be users such as traders, logistics providers and public citizens. International business including from the UK will benefit from better access to trade.In the medium to long run employment is expected to increase from indirect effects.
The Programme aims to develop the capacity of middle-income countries to develop major successful infrastructure projects in the partner countries above. To achieve this impact, the programme will: train officials in UK best practice methodologies in infrastructure project planning, preparation and delivery; encourage long-term adoption of these methodologies via policy and process changes; support a number of specific pilot infrastructure projects, using the methodologies, in selected partner countries to demonstrate effectiveness and embed their use Meeting these objectives will assist the countries to develop the economic and social infrastructure they need to sustain inclusive economic growth. They will also increase the number of good infrastructure projects coming to market as viable investment propositions, helping to reduce the infrastructure gap (increasing the number of proposed projects being completed). It will also attract investors and lenders to deliver the infrastructure projects offering opportunities to international business as a secondary benefit, including from the UK.