The Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF), a think tank on Policy Research in Tanzania, undertakes research aimed at enhancing the understanding of policy options and development management in Tanzania. ESRF, in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Ministry of Finance and Planning (MoFP), have established a Research and Capacity Development Programme on Development Financing in Tanzania.

The objective of this programme is to provide stakeholders of Tanzania’s development process with a deeper understanding of the opportunities and options for scaling up resource mobilization to support the implementation of Tanzania’s development aspirations.

The particular focus of the project is on deepening our understanding of the role and space of private sector in Development Financing in Tanzania including emerging innovative options of private sector financing. The main output of the project will be a report on Development Financing in Tanzania. The process is scheduled to commence in August 2019 with preparation of thirteen (13) independent/separate papers on selected topics; the papers will then be synthesized into the final report on Development Financing in Tanzania.