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About UNDP in Tanzania

UNDP is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help build a better life. UNDP started its operations in Tanzania after signing of Standard Basic Assistance Agreement (SBAA) with the Government in 30th May 1978.

The United Nations Development Assistance Plan phase one 2011-2016 (UNDAPI) concluded on the 30th of June 2016 and the second phase of UNDAP officially began on the 1st of July 2016.

The second phase of UNDAP II to Tanzania aims to build on the foundation that has been established by UNDAP I by working hand-in-hand with the government and other development actors and partners.

UNDAP II runs concurrently with the government of Tanzania’s (GoT’s) development frameworks i.e. the second Five Year Development Plan (FYDP II 2016-2021), the Tanzania Development vision 2025 and Zanzibar Vision 2020, UNDP’s

Country Programme Document (CPD) 2016- 2012 and has also taken into consideration global development agendas such as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were adopted in September of 2015.

In view of this, the overall focus for UNDP in Tanzania is to support the Government of Tanzania to improve lives of the people through strategic programmatic areas of inclusive democratic governance,  inclusive economic growth and sustainable livelihoods and evironment sustainability, climate change and resilience.


Life expectancy at birth (years)


Expected years of schooling (years)


Population, total (millions)


Total unemployment rate


Inflation rate (Source World Bank)


The annual GDP for Tanzania mainland (as of 2017 - source World Bank)


Poverty rate as of 2017 (source World Bank)

US$ 6 Billion

Gross official reserves excluding FDI as of 2017 (Source World Bank)

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