What we do

Tanzania

Tanzania is one of Africa’s fastest growing economies, with annual GDP growth running at close to 7% since 2000. However, widespread poverty persists. Almost half of Tanzania’s population lives on less than $1.90 per day. High population growth and low productivity in labour-intensive sectors like agriculture, which employs 75% of the population, limit broad-based economic growth. In addition, the effects of global heating are deepening agriculture’s vulnerability to disasters.
Tanzanian women and girls remain among the most marginalized citizens in sub-Saharan Africa. In July 2019, the legal age of marriage for girls was changed from 14 to 18 - the same age as for boys and in line with international human rights recommendations.

total population (thousands)
55,572,000
GNI per capita
1,020$
Life expectancy at birth
66 years
Human Development Index
154 (out of 189)
Under-5 mortality rate
57‰
Primary school net enrolment
80%
Adult HIV prevalence (% of the population)
4.6%
People of all ages living with HIV (thousands)
1,600
improved access to safe water (% of the population)
50%
moderate-severe underweight (% children under-5)
34%

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Current partners

Hand in Hand International