Pro-Poor economic growth & sustainable development


Tanzania has sustained high economic growth over the last decade, averaging 6–7% a year. But while the poverty rate in the country has declined, 28.2% of the population in mainland and 44.4% in Zanzibar remain income poor, while the incidence of multi-dimensional poverty is 64% for Tanzania Mainland and 43.3% for Zanzibar. 

Poverty rates are significantly higher in rural areas, and among women and girls, who are disproportionally affected by poverty. Women form a large proportion of the agricultural labor force, yet time poverty and gender-based inequalities in access to and control of productive and financial resources constrain their agricultural productivity. At the same time, over exploitation and unsustainable use of the environment and natural resources is further deepening poverty and inequalities.

At the national level, the project aims at integrating poverty, environment, gender and climate change objectives in overarching policies, guidelines and frameworks and their associated implementation mechanisms. At the sub-national level, the focus is at improving capacities in poverty and gender analytics, business plan development and resource mobilization. It will also facilitate dialogue between Local Government Authorities (LGAs), private sector and CSOs to scale up nature-based livelihood improvement initiatives from similar previous projects. The project will also pay specific attention to community level interventions to support women entrepreneurs to increase incomes from Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) sub-sectors-based enterprises.


Ernest Salla, Programme Specialist

Ambrose Mugisha, Technical Advisor



Project start date:

July 2011

Estimated end date:

July 2019

Focus area:

  • eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions
  • Project office:

    UNDP in United Republic of Tanzania

    Implementing partner:

    National Execution

    Full project information  

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • One Un Fund -tanzania(jp)
  • United Nations Development Fund For Women (un Women)
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • Government Of United Republic Of Tanzani
  • Department For International Development (dfid)
  • European Commission
  • Undp As Administrative Agent For A Joint Programme Pass Through Arrangement
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2019 -$20,170

    2018 $10,035,745

    2017 $1,999,608

    2016 $987,296

    2015 $1,178,188

    2014 $968,813

    2013 $1,274,090

    2012 $1,609,927

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