Strategy

Swiss Cooperation in Tanzania

Tanzania is a priority country for Swiss development cooperation. As one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies (an average 7% during the past two decades), Tanzania’s economic potential is undeniable. In 2020, Tanzania was for the first time classified as a lower middle-income country by the World Bank with a GDP per capita of USD 1,080. However, growth has not been inclusive and barely enough to raise incomes of the poor.

Switzerland has been supporting development projects in Tanzania since the early 1960s. Over the next few years, Switzerland will continue to work with local and Swiss partners to empower young people, especially poor young women, to advance socially and economically. 

The Swiss Cooperation Programme for Tanzania 2021–2024 builds on experience, lessons, and partnerships to innovate and deliver results for the poorest Tanzanians.