Africa Training and Management Services (ATMS)

What is the project about

ATMSKilombero Farm Company, One of the beneficiaries of the ATMS project

Africa and Tanzania in particularly have experienced growth in the private sector with mushrooming of private companies. But Economic development in Africa depends among other things on improving the International competitive of African businesses.

Among the important factors hindering the competitiveness of these firms are difficulties that many of them experience in identifying and attracting competent managers and the in- adequate training provided to local staff members

For Africa and Tanzania particularly to benefit from private and public enterprise contribution in development objective, UNDP in collaboration with other development partners initiated African Training and Management Services (ATMS) Project in 1990 and currently it is in its fourth phase which was from August 2008- Dec 2012.


  • strengthening capacity of private companies assisting them to improve their human capital solutions that lead to wealth creation via the private sector and commercially operated state enterprises.


The AMSCO/ATMS Project has supported 30 Tanzanian institutions with 46 Managers seconded to them. The institutions  supported range from those engaged in agriculture production, manufacturing to services like health insurance, law and others.


Donor name Amount contributed per year
UNDP $650,000
IFC $3300,000
AFDB $14,017,000

Delivery in previous fiscal year

Duration Amount
2008- 2012 $

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