JICA Funds Tanzania Poverty Reduction Program

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has granted Tanzania a USD22 million loan for the country’s poverty reduction program, Afrol News said Feb. 17. JICA will also provide technical assistance through sending experts to help the Tanzanian government plan and implement its envisioned policy and institutional reforms toward reducing the country’s poor population. Additional funding is expected to come from the World Bank, the European Union, the U.K., Sweden and the Netherlands.

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