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Tanzania Country Strategic Plan (2017-2021)

Countries: United Republic of Tanzania | Operations ID: TZ01 | Operations type: Country Strategic Plan (CSP)

Country Strategic Plan approved at EB June 2017

The United Republic of Tanzania has progressed in terms of economic, social and human development in the past two decades, but progress on the 2030 Agenda and towards Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 17 faces challenges. Chronic malnutrition, a growing refugee population, stagnant smallholder production and vulnerability to natural disasters and the effects of climate change are barriers to growth. The population of 50 million is expected to double by 2050, and the refugee population of 300,000 have uncertain prospects for return. 

The national Five-Year Development Plan (2017–2021) prioritizes industrialization and human development with a view to achieving middle-income country status by 2025. Tanzania is a United Nations Delivering as One country and is implementing a United Nations Development Assistance Plan focusing on inclusive growth, national health, resilience, and democratic governance, human rights and gender equality.

The 2015/16 zero hunger strategic review of food security and nutrition enabled WFP and the Government to identify the challenges to eliminating hunger and solutions such as the need to enhance national systems and adopt an integrated approach to food security. It was a basis for this country strategic plan, which sets out WFP’s contributions to national priorities through a shift from direct delivery to a focus on knowledge transfer and technical assistance. 

This country strategic plan is aligned with the Government’s priorities, focusing on five strategic outcomes:

  • Refugees and other acutely food-insecure people in Tanzania are able to meet their basic food and nutrition requirements in times of crisis. 
  • Vulnerable populations in prioritized districts have improved nutrition status in line with national targets by 2021.
  • Targeted smallholders in prioritized districts will have increased access to agricultural markets by 2030.
  • Disaster management and social protection systems in Tanzania reliably address the basic food and nutrition needs of the poorest and most food-insecure populations throughout the year, including in times of crisis. 
  • WFP and its partners in Tanzania and beyond are facilitated to foster, test, refine and scale up innovation that contributes to the achievement of the SDGs by 2030.