Strategic Research and Publication Department (SRPD) undertakes policy research and analysis to increase stakeholders’ knowledge through generation of research evidence, which forms a major input to economic, social and other policy making processes in the country. As a SRPD has been planning and implementing both demand and supply driven research intended to respond to the socio economic changes above and advance knowledge in key areas of national, regional or global importance.
ESRF research agenda is therefore shaped by the evolving economic policies, the dynamics of political governance and the emerging social economic challenges emanating from the changing economic environment in Tanzania, the EAC, and worldwide. ESRF strategic research is also dictated by emerging global issues that have increased the need for research-based evidence. The annual work plans for the SRPD are geared towards carrying out rigorous and policy-oriented research that generates new insights and options for promoting policies that facilitate mineral related inclusive growth.
ESRFs activities are supported by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF),Think Tank Initiative of IDRC and The Foundation for Civil Society.