On February 17, 2008 the MCC signed a five-year, $698 million compact with Tanzania. The compact focuses on transportation (rehabilitation of roads and an airport), the energy sector to increase the coverage and reliability of electricity for business and domestic use, and the water sector to increase the availability and reliability of potable water.
Tanzania's compact entered-into-force on September 17, 2008. The investments in three projects will help Tanzanians address the inadequate transportation network by improving roads that will increase commerce and help connect communities with markets, schools, and health clinics; improve the reliability and quality of electric power and extend electricity service to communities not currently served; and increase the availability and reliability of potable water for domestic and commercial use which will increase health and productivity.
Tanzania was deemed eligible for threshold program funding in FY2004 and FY2005. On May 3, 2006, the MCC and Tanzania signed a two-year, $11.2 million threshold program agreement which aimed to reduce corruption, strengthen good governance through rule of law initiatives, and increase oversight of public procurement. The threshold program concluded on December 30, 2008.
Tanzania MCC compact
Tanzania's Monitoring and Evaluation plan
For comparison, read Tanzania's most recent Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP).
In the FY2011 selection process, Tanzania scored above the median on all six Ruling Justly indicators, four of five Investing in People indicators, and five of six Economic Freedom indicators. Tanzania is a low income country (LIC).
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Data are for 2009 (or most recent year available)
Per capita income (GNI, current US$)
| Poverty rate ($2 a day)
| GDP growth (annual)
| Population, total
| Rural population (% of total)
| Life expectancy
| Literacy rate
Source: World Development Indicators 2010
Tanzania Country Brief from the World Bank
Other US Policies
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The top three donors to Tanzania in 2009 were:
| World Bank IDA
Source: OECD/DAC database
*ODA is Official Development Assistance
MCC Tanzania website
U.S. Department of State country profile providing background on Tanzania's history and U.S.-Tanzania relations
World Bank Assistance in Tanzania