- Improving basic services and infrastructure
- Promote an inclusive and balanced territorial development
- Supporting an industrialized, competitive and regionally integrated economy
- Working with NGOs
Improving basic services and infrastructure
Promote an inclusive and balanced territorial development
Supporting an industrialized, competitive and regionally integrated economy
Working with NGOs
Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa bordering the Indian Ocean and the most populous with more than 61 million inhabitants and a strong demographic growth. Its geographical location - with borders shared with eight countries and a 750 kilometer long coastline - makes it a true regional hub. It is also one of the youngest African states: 45% of its population is under 15 years old.
Tanzania has experienced steady economic growth for over 20 years, mainly due to its stable political situation, the diversity of its productive sectors and its strategic position at the crossroads of Africa and the Indian Ocean. The country also has an exceptional natural heritage and resources.
But poverty persists, especially in rural areas where 65% of the population lives. Nearly one out of every two inhabitants lives below the poverty line, and many have no access to essential services (water, sanitation, energy, digital access).
AFD has been active in the country since 1993 through its subsidiary Proparco based in Nairobi, Kenya and has been present in Tanzania since 2008. It operates through grants and loans to the State and the private sector, as well as grants to civil society, to promote sustainable, balanced and inclusive development. Its subsidiary Expertise France is also active in the country.
AFD's Tanzania office is directly attached to the East Africa regional office in Nairobi.
News & Events
East Africa - 2020-2024 Regional Strategy
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AFD and the water and sanitation sector in Tanzania
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AFD and Tanzania
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AFD and the energy sector in Tanzania
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Evaluation Summary - Small towns water supply and sanitation project (STWSSP), Tanzania
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David Nghambi: "we must innovate to finance small farmers"
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AFD in Eastern Africa: Partnering for the rural territories
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Protecting the water ressource of Lake Victoria
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