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Tanzania - Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) for the period FY2012-2015 (English)

The United Republic of Tanzania was formed in 1964 by the unification of mainland Tanganyika and the isles of Zanzibar. It has a long coastline and borders with eight countries, of which five are land-locked; it could become a regional commercial hub. Its land is rich in biodiversity and natural resources, including sizable deposits of natural gas. It has a history of political stability and a multiparty political system, although one party, the Chama Cha Mapinduzi, has dominated politics since independence in 1961. Tanzania has experienced high growth, averaging between 5 to 7 percent, over the past decade, owing to sound macroeconomic policy, economic liberalization, and an expanding public sector. Due to the global economic crisis, growth slowed to 6.0 percent in 2009 from 7.4 percent in 2008. Risks for Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) implementation include weakening public financial management, which reduces the impact of public spending; prospects for hydrocarbon development, which could negatively impact governance and fiscal discipline; weak implementation capacity at the local government level, which impedes service delivery; increasing inequality, which could affect growth and stability; and exogenous risks, such as weather, international prices, and natural disasters. To help mitigate risks, the CAS addresses governance, the framework for natural gas, local government capacity, rural development, and social safety nets.


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    Tanzania - Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) for the period FY2012-2015

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Tanzania - Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) for the period FY2012-2015 (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.