Harnessing Urbanisation for Development: Roadmap for Tanzania’s Urban Development Policy.

    Tanzania’s national Five Year Development Plan 2016/17–2020/21 (FYDP II) sets the goal of facilitating the transition to an industrial middle-income country by 2025, a goal that requires gross national income per capita to increase from US$905 (as of 2017) to at least US$1,026 by 2025.

    Current domestic and regional conditions make this ambition realizable: Tanzania has experienced gross domestic product (GDP) growth of over 5% per annum, which outstrips the rate of population growth over the past 10 years, thereby improving dependency ratios; while liquid natural gas finds have transformed Tanzania’s balance of payments, freeing up the budget to invest in a fiscal stimulus programme that delivers large-scale energy and transport infrastructure.

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