Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Livelihoods

Leaving no one behind.

The World Bank ranked Tanzania’s economy as the 7th largest in Sub-Saharan in 2019 with real GDP of USD 55.482 billion. It upgraded the Tanzanian economy from low to lower-middle income status in 2020 whereby the sectors of tourism, mining, construction, and agriculture have contributed greatly to the economy. With the outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic, the economy slowed significantly leading to a 2.0% decline on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) leading to increased unemployment rates, income, and revenue losses.


UNDP Tanzania has been collaborating with the Government and partners to build back better the economy amidst the Pandemic through interventions which creates jobs and sources of livelihoods for many, especially the vulnerable groups including women, youth, and the disabled. This collaboration has been channelled through UNDP’s Inclusive Growth projects which are primarily focusing on improving the performance of the key productive sectors such as trade, agriculture, tourism, technology, aquaculture and health by promoting the adoption of new technologies, innovations, digitalisation, linking to new markets and analytical works which informs the future plans of both private and public sectors i.e. FYDP III and Medium Term Development Strategy (MTDS) . Through this channel, UNDP has been able to contribute to jobs creation, improved livelihood, and enhanced government systems, and our partnerships with private sector and other stakeholders will continue build inclusive markets that can advance sustainable development, foster innovation, digitalisation, provide jobs and livelihoods, ensure gender equality, and create businesses that aim at a triple bottom line (profit, environmental responsibility and social value added).