Transport and energy have been identified by the Tanzanian Government as the key constraints to the country’s economic growth. As a result, the sectors have been made national development priorities, and currently account for 49% of the AfDB’s portfolio in Tanzania.

The new African Development Bank (AfDB) 2016–2020 country strategy for Tanzania contains two pillars:

  1. Addressing infrastructure bottlenecks

  2. Strengthening governance and accountability

Other ongoing priorities such as gender equality and empowerment have been mainstreamed into the strategy.

The first pillar focuses on improving domestic and regional transport connectivity as well as access to electricity. The second pillar, which reinforces the first, focuses on improving financial management and institutional capacity building and reforms. These are aimed at unlocking private sector investment and finance for job creation.

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