Projects & Programs

Education for Skills and Productive Jobs

Currently Tanzania is implementing the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) 2016-2027 with a clear vision of having skilled competitive Tanzanian workforce capable of affectively fostering inclusive and sustainable socio-economic growth. The NSDS focuses on entrancement of skills development through targeted set of interventions at both system and service delivery levels, and therefore it is the first comprehensive skills development strategy for Tanzania that addresses both formal and informal sector skills needs at all levels of education and training.

In view of this, the Education and Skills for Productive Jobs (ESPJ) Program for Results is designed to implement NSDS priority economic and enabling sectors:

  • Agriculture and Agri-business

  • Tourism and Hospitality

  • Transport and Logistics

  • Energy

  • Construction

  • Information, Communication and Technology (ICT)

The strategy thus covers the entire chain of skills for employability, from informal and alternative approaches to formal skills development; including apprenticeships; entrepreneurship; pre-employment vocational and technical education and training; university education; and postemployment upgrading of skills in the form of lifelong learning. It serves to complement, operationalize and bring together for the first time in one-strategy different key skills development initiatives.

In the process of implementation of NSDS, TPSF has been mandated to coordinate the establishment of Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) in the country. This is a very key initiative that will create Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for skills development in the country. The said SSCs will act as an aggregator of industry interests, bringing together individual firms, business associations, training providers, relevant ministries, departments and regulatory agencies (with the private sector representation).

Further, SSCs will play a role in all or some of the following areas, depending on capacity and preference:

  • Identifying and prioritizing skills needs in the concerned economic sector;

  • Developing industry skills strategies and plans to achieve priority goals in line with the National Skills Development Strategy and Plan;

  • Defining and revising occupational and competency standards, training programs and curricula;

  • Facilitating industry membership on training institution boards;

  • Facilitating public private partnership in training delivery; and/or

  • Promoting enterprise-based training for students and instructors.


Local Investment Climate

This project aims to improve local Investment Climate in order to increase investments in two regions namely Dodoma and Kigoma by focusing on the critical constraints to business growth and local economic development at the regional and district level in Kigoma and Dodoma regions.

TPSF is among the National Partners implementing the project. Other national partners are including (i) President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Governments (PO-RALG), (ii) Association of Local Authorities in Tanzania (ALAT), (iii) Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA), Tanzania National Business Council (TNBC).

The project promotes structured dialogue at the regional and District Business Councils between the local business community and Local Government Authorities (LGAs). It encourages a practical response to the challenges of improving the conditions for private sector development and poverty reduction at the local level.

The main role of TPSF is to strengthen the linkage between national and the

local Public Private Dialogue initiatives for the improvement of local investment climate in Dodoma and Kigoma Regions, and to facilitate the flow of information, experiences, best practices and demands for National reforms.


Business Environment


National Logistics Platform


MSMEs Information Portal

Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) in collaboration with Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT) have developed a portal used by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to access useful information.

The portal focuses on capacity building (macro, micro, and meso level) and have rich functionality and easeof-use features that assures a quality experience for internet and mobile phone users.

The main objective of the developed portal is to bring together diverse MSMEs-related groups, entrepreneurs (existing and potential), associations, buyers, sellers, technocrats, Training cells, Business Development Service providers, Technology developers and Academia to freely and openly exchange information related to MSMEs.

Additionally, the portal entails to provide value added information to Tanzania MSMEs (Approximately 2.7 million) and acts as a valuable resource to the desired target user groups (MSMEs, regulators, investors, financial service providers, associations) with the aim of uplifting the human capital in the country via alignment of MSMEs training and skills development needs with available suppliers.

This MSMEs Information Portal will specifically:-

Reduce knowledge barriers affecting access to and use of financial products and services by households and MSMEs.

Build capacity of financial service supervisors by having access to opinions of MSMEs through online forums, thus formulate policies that respond to their demand.

Supplement online Business Development Services

Provide MSMEs a single resource centre comprising of valuable, relevant information, training materials and tools of trade mechanisms

Facilitate the creation and development of new business idea and opportunities.

Provide an avenue for Financial Service Providers to freely capture market intelligence about consumer’s demand and develop product or introduce services that respond to the consumer needs.

Contain Database of various needed business information

Click here to view the portal: https://entrepreneurs.or.tz/.


Sustainable environmental and Biodiversity Conservation


BDI-Creating Perspective for Business Development