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  • With Limited Jobs, Tanzanian Youth Learn New Ways to Earn Income

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  • USAID focuses on reducing the prevalence of chronic undernutrition and maternal anemia in Tanzania through integrated health and agriculture programs and services at the district and community levels.

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  • USAID and Tanzania have collaborated for decades to address critical health needs, with a focus on quality integrated services, health systems strengthening, and healthy behaviors.

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  • USAID works to enable gender equality and empower women and youth, as the two groups play a key role in the progress and growth of Tanzania.

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  • USAID partners with the government and people of Tanzania to improve environmental governance and management at a landscape scale, including building the nation’s capacity to reduce wildlife trafficking.

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About Tanzania

Tanzania is one of Africa’s fastest growing economies, with nearly 7 percent annual GDP growth since 2000. Yet widespread poverty persists - nearly half of Tanzania’s population is living on under $1.90 per day. Income disparity is more pronounced in rural areas, where economic growth has been hardly perceptible.  Inclusive broad-based growth is further stymied by population growth and low gains in productivity for labor-intensive sectors like agriculture, which employs 75 percent of the populace. Tanzania's natural resources are an asset to the country, providing the basis for livelihoods—but unsustainable use of these resources threatens to perpetuate the cycle of poverty.

Women and youth are key to Tanzania's continued development, but are among the most marginalized citizens. Women's salaries, for example, average 63 percent lower than those paid to men, while female-owned businesses make 2.4 times less profit. Youth under age 15 make up 45 percent of Tanzania’s population of 53 million, and with an annual growth rate of 3 percent, the population is projected to reach 70 million by 2025.

The U.S. Government is Tanzania’s largest bilateral donor, and with low levels of ethnic tension, political stability, and sustained economic growth in recent years, Tanzania is a favored recipient of support from the U.S. and other donors. USAID programs in Tanzania are aligned with Tanzanian national development goals and support Tanzania’s National Strategy. As outlined in USAID/Tanzania’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy, USAID programs work to empower Tanzanian women and youth, achieve inclusive, broad-based, and sustainable economic growth, and improve effective democratic governance to advance Tanzania’s transformation toward middle income status by 2025.


Assistance Provided to Tanzania

Evaluations for Tanzania


Last updated: February 20, 2019

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Mission Contact

686 Old Bagamoyo Road, Msasani
PO Box 9130
Dar es Salaam
+255 22 229 4490
+255 22 266 8421

USAID Contact

Crystal Garrett
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
, DC