ARCHIVE // SDC in Tanzania
Switzerland is contributing to the struggle against poverty in Tanzania’s central corridor. While facilitating access to good quality health services, it is also working to promote employment and boost incomes in rural areas, as well as to strengthen civil society and independent media.
Tanzania is one of the world’s poorest countries. According to the World Bank, in 2012, 28.2% of the country’s population was still living below the poverty line. But there are encouraging signs: Tanzania is one of the most stable countries in sub-Saharan Africa and is making progress in transitioning to a market economy as a result of democratic and social reforms.
The Swiss development programme is coordinated around the national poverty reduction strategy (MKUKUTA) and the government’s “Big Results Now” initiative, which is promoting change in priority sectors such as transport, water, agriculture, energy and the use of domestic resources.