Useful Links

  • Globalisation and East Africa Project

    he main current activity of the ESRF Globalisation and East African Economies project is a research study funded by the Ford Foundation. The project was started in December 2001. The first phase of the project ended in November 2003 and since February 2004 the projected entered into the second phase. The Acting Project Director is Dr. Josaphat Kweka and the project advisor is Prof. Brian Van Arkadie.

  • Tanzania Participatory Poverty Assessment Process

    The PPA Process is playing a vital role in the increasingly concerted efforts of Government, donors, Civil Society Organisations, the private sector and ordinary individuals to end mass poverty in Tanzania. Of course, Government has been concerned with poverty alleviation since Independence. However, in recent years, plans and procedures to eradicate mass poverty have multiplied in the form of Vision 2025, the National Poverty Eradication Strategy (NPES), the Tanzania Assistance Strategy (TAS), the Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks (MTEFs) and Public Expenditure Review (PER).

  • Tanzania Invest

    Tanzania is the n. 1 website to invest in Tanzania. With thousands of registered users it is the site to visit for the most up to date investment news, stories, reports and exclusive interviews with top executives, decision-makers and leaders within the various business sectors of Tanzania. is committed to providing its readers with well-researched information in a professional and sector-driven format that will help them to better identify investment trends within the country, anticipate the impact that these investments will have on the Tanzania economy, and predict the next big investment opportunity based on market

  • Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance manages the overall revenue, expenditure and financing of the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and provides the Government with advice on the broad financial affairs of Tanzania in support of the Government�s economic and social objectives

  • Tanzania Online

    Tanzania Online is a gateway to information on development issues in Tanzania. It is a UNDP/UN, Government of Tanzania and Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) initiative to address problems faced by Government officials, policy makers, private sector, civil society, donor community, researchers and academicians accessing information on development issues in Tanzania

  • Tanzania Development Gateway

    The Tanzania Development Gateway is an Internet portal that provides and promotes on-line networking, sharing, exchange and dissemination of knowledge, ideas and information on development matters

  • Participatory Poverty Assessments

    The PPA Process is playing a vital role in the increasingly concerted efforts of Government, donors, Civil Society Organisations, the private sector and ordinary individuals to end mass poverty in Tanzania


    The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), based in Harare, Zimbabwe, is an independent, capacity-building institution established on February 9, 1991 through the collaborative efforts of three multilateral institutions (the African Development Bank (AfDB), the World Bank, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)), African governments and bilateral donors.


    Here are recommendations and guiding principles for writing six-month or one-year work plans. This document is written in the context of participatory management. You need to __set up an environment where staff and managers can work together to produce the work plan.

  • A Tough Year Ahead: Time to Consolidate and Focus on Reforms

    This article is by Rajiv Kumar and Published in the Financial Chronicle on 25th December 2008


    Africa�s development achievements in the years following independence are visible, but varied. Prior to the recent global economic crisis, real GDP growth in Africa was above 5 - and with broad macro-economic stability. The overall prospects for sustainable poverty reduction seemed good. However, the financial crisis, while not impacting Africa to the extent initially envisaged, negated some of the significant gains made in the last decade. The crisis also highlighted specific demands for capacity development, such as the skills to manage reserves and spending programs, but also those related to sustaining reforms in complex global and national environment

  • South Bulletin (South Centre, Issue 64, 6 July 2012): The Rio+20 Summit and its Follow Up

    This issue of South Bulletin focuses solely on the Rio plus 20 Summit held in Brazil and the important follow up actions that were mandated by that Summit

ESRFs activities are supported by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC)