State and USAID:
Tanzania is a nascent democracy with a strong record of constitutional changes of government. Although Tanzania’s economy is one of the fastest growing in sub-Saharan Africa, its gross national income per capita is estimated at only $447, and over one-third of the population lives below the poverty line. U.S. assistance focuses on health, especially HIV/AIDS and malaria, food security and agricultural development, and infrastructure (roads, power, and water). It also promotes improved civic participation and transparency, sustainable and inclusive economic development, improved law enforcement capability, improved education quality, and the preservation of Tanzania’s biodiversity.
Tanzania is one of four countries selected for Partnerships for Growth (PFG), an effort flowing from the Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development. Tanzania was selected for its demonstrated commitment to democratic governance and economic freedom. Through PFG, the United States seeks to intensify cooperation toward sustainable, broad-based economic growth through a whole-of-government approach leveraging a wide range of assistance and non-assistance tools. The United States is in the process of finalizing joint country action plans with Tanzania, which will define commitments for partner country policy reform and other actions in support of economic growth, and shared monitoring and evaluation frameworks to assess progress. (Source: Congressional Budget Justification FY 2013
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The mission of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s assistance program, managed by the Office of Technical Assistance (OTA), is to support the development of strong financial sectors and sound public financial management in countries where assistance is needed and there is a strong commitment to reform. For more information regarding OTA’s activities, please click here