UN Helps Expand Tanzania’s Economic Growth, Poverty Reduction Plans

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tanzania expects to receive some $777 million from the United Nations as support for the implementation of two of the country’s economic growth and poverty reduction strategies.

The funds will finance the second phases of Tanzania’s national strategy for growth and poverty reduction, or MKUKUTA II, and the Zanzibar strategy for growth and poverty reduction or MKUZA II, the East African Business Week reports. Zanzibar is a semiautonomous region in Tanzania.

Specifically, the money will be used for projects in 10 priority sectors: water, sanitation and hygiene, social protection, health, education, environment protection, economic growth, refugees, governance, and humanitarian aid, the newspaper says.

Source: Devex (link opens in a new window)