Public Private Partnerships of United Republic of Tanzania


Tanzania is currently in the process of implementing parastatal sector reform. This new policy direction will make it easier for the private sector to participate in the public sector. The National Public Private Partnership Policy 2009 supports private sector participation in the public sector, recognising that public–private partnerships can enable the government to ensure the efficiency, effectiveness, accountability, quality and outreach of services.

The majority of public–private partnerships implemented in Tanzania are concession arrangements for operating existing enterprises ‘with limited provisions for rehabilitation and new investments’, the policy states. Public–private partnerships have been successfully implemented by faith-based organisations in the areas of education, health and water services. However, in other sectors there is a lack of clear guidelines on public–private partnerships.