Tanzania Economic Outlook

  • The United Republic of Tanzania’s economy grew by 7.3% in 2013, driven by continued strong performance in most sectors and supported by public investment in infrastructure, with growth projected to remain above 7% in the medium term.
  • The draft new constitution proposed by the Constituent Assembly in October 2014 preserves the existing two-government union structure, with a Union government for the mainland and Zanzibar and a separate government of Zanzibar.
  • Spatial exclusion is high in Tanzania, mainly due to regional disparities, but inclusion could be increased by boosting agricultural productivity, supported by rural infrastructure investments and improved connectivity between rural and urban areas.


East Africa Regional Resource Center (EARC)

African Development Bank Group
Khushee Tower
Longonot  Road, Upper Hill
Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: (254) 20 2712925/ (254) 20 2712926/ (254) 20 2712928
Fax: (254) 20 2712938

Mr. Gabriel Negatu, RRC Director

Tanzania field office

African Development Bank Group
Garden Avenue, 5th Floor, International House
P.O. Box 6024
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Phone: (255) 22 2125281/2
Fax: (225) 22 2125283

Ms. Tonia Kandiero, Resident Representative

Key Facts

Capital: Dodoma
Area: 945,000 sq km
Total Population 2015: 49.3 Million
Urban Population 2015: 27.64%
Female Population 2015: 49.99%
GDP: US$ 31.5 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 570
Inflation Rate: 7.90%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 39.15%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 152
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.476
Membership Date: 10/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2015): UA 2.6 Billion

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