Inclusive Socio-Economic Transformation

Tanzania has sustained a steadily high economic growth of more than 6 percent annually for the past decade; it has been counted among the group of so-called ‘lion economies’ on the African continent, a term coined for countries with high and sustained GDP growth. As other African countries, Tanzania is seeking to industrialize its economy. The government has committed to state-led structural development plans which aim to propel the country into the status of a lower-middle income country with a semi-industrialized economy by the year 2025.

Until now, the continuously high economic growth rates of the past years have not yet yielded sufficient numbers of qualitative and decent jobs for an increasingly young and growing population. Persistent levels of poverty continue to remain a challenge, while levels of socio-economic inequality are on the rise.

FES Tanzania supports its partners in civil society, academia and trade unions to complement existing state- and private-sector-led industrialization and economic transformation strategies. Through its work, it aims to emphasize the importance of inclusive economic growth, distributional justice as well as social and ecological sustainability in the drive to industrialize the economy. In this context, comprehensive social protection through the provision of protection floors is a decisive element to prevent or alleviate poverty and social exclusion, and a goal towards which FES Tanzania and its partners are working.


24.05.2022 | News, Event

First Session of the Youth Forum 2022

A group of 37 youths from Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba) met at FES Tanzania Makuti Venue for a first session of the Youth Forum on…


17.05.2022 | News, Event

Tax Justice conference calls to close loopholes for loss of public resources




12.07.2019 | Event

Youth Activist Workshop: Breaking the Chain

Trade Unions in Tanzania, as elsewhere on the continent and worldwide, suffer from the fact that unionism is not as appealing anymore to the majority…


Latest Publications

11.08.2020 | Publication

The United Republic of Tanzania is approaching general elections on 28 October 2020. Currently, the political parties participating in these elections…


17.12.2019 | Publication

The African Media Barometer Tanzania 2019 is the sixth edition of the AMB in the East African country. The AMB gives an overview of developments in…


23.02.2019 | Publication

The following animated video will explain what a Global Framework Agreement is, using the example of the GFA between UNI Global Union and the South…


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