Vision and Mission

Advancing knowledge to serve the public, the government, CSOs, and the private sector through sound policy research, capacity development initiatives, and advocating good development management practices.

To become a national and regional centre of excellence in policy research and capacity development for policy analysis and development management.

Strategic Objectives

The overall objective of ESRF is to conduct research in economic and social policy areas and development management, and use its research outcomes to facilitate the country’s capacity for economic development and social advancement.

Specific Objectives
(i) Undertake policy research and analysis to increase stakeholders’ knowledge on major issues that affect the society
(ii) Strengthen capacity for policy analysis through innovative capacity development initiatives such as training, outreach programmes, and policy dialogue
(iii) Increase the awareness of national decision makers on specific policy issues and options that affect the nation and the communities
(iv) Facilitate debate and discourse on issues pertinent to the national and regional development priorities
(v) Encourage national, regional and international networking around policy issues.

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)