The aim of Swedish development cooperation with Tanzania is to contribute to conditions for sustainable growth in the country and provide people living in poverty with better opportunities to support themselves by obtaining work and starting and running productive businesses. The main target groups are women, children, and young people. Sweden's development cooperation activities in Tanzania will contribute to successively reducing Tanzania's dependence on aid.
Kindly note that the embassy does not accept spontaneous project proposals or applications. Our development cooperation with Tanzania is guided by the Swedish government strategy. All development partners are selected and approached by the Swedish embassy, based on consultancy studies and analysis.
For several years Tanzania has been one of the top recipients of Swedish development assistance. With present annual contributions of 750-850 MSEK (including research) Sweden is among the larger bilateral donors to the country. The development cooperation dates back to independence and has over the years covered most sectors.
The present work is based on previous long-term good relations, and is guided by a cooperation strategy from May 2013, and covers the period up to December 2019. The following areas for collaboration are identified:
In addition Sweden supports research collaboration, which aims at enhancing the country's capacity to plan, conduct and use research in the fight against poverty.
Examples of areas of work:
Map of Sweden’s Development Cooperation in Tanzania
Our partners are implementing programmes in rural and urban areas all over Tanzania. Looking at this map you can discover our partners, what their main targets are and where they are operating. This map provides insight into some of the great development work that is being done in Tanzania, and the input from Sweden. Click on the icons to get an introduction of the project, their scope and duration!