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Things to Know About the Tanzania Development Vision 2025

Before we discuss the Tanzania Development Vision 2025, think of this….Tanzanians born in 2007 will be adults who join the working population and most likely have children by 2025. Similarly, Tanzanian’s who joined the working population in 2007 will be preparing to retire in the same year. How will the Tanzanian society have developed by 2025? The expected society in which Tanzanians will live by this year is highly developed and offers a high standard of living. Poverty is expected to be a thing of the past. It is assumed that Tanzanian will no longer rank as a less developed country but graduate to a middle-income one with higher levels of human development. These developments will be attributed to a transformed economy with a semi-industrial economy that reigns where a productive agricultural one once dominated. Modern and highly productive agricultural activities will be integrated into and controlled by industrial services and activities in rural and urban areas. These will lay a strong foundation for a competitive economy, and in line with this vision, five main characteristics will form the Tanzanian nation by 2025:

  1. High-quality livelihoods; peace, tranquility and unity;
  2. Good governance;
  3. A well-educated society; and
  4. An economy capable of generating mutual benefits and sustainable growth at a competitive level.

High-quality Livelihoods

By 2025, racial and gender inequality will be eradicated. The vision is that national development will focus on people, sustainability, and inclusive growth. Extreme poverty will be in the past, and wealth will be created and equally distributed throughout the Tanzanian society to eliminate social and political relations. All social groups (based on gender, age, etc.) will be empowered, and participation from all will be effective with this vision.

Uwanja wa Fisi - A Peak of Dar es salaam's Lifestyle of the Busiest Slum
Uwanja wa Fisi – A Peak of Dar es salaam’s Lifestyle of the Busiest Slum

In the Tanzania development vision 2025, economic activities will not be gender-sensitive, and all social processes will be changed to no longer breed and reflect monopoly or diversity.

Peace, Stability and Unity

Peace, social cohesion, political stability, and national unity in a democratic environment reflecting political and social tolerance will be enjoyed by Tanzanians in 2025. While peace, national unity and stability have been enjoyed by the nation for a long time, the continuous creation of these qualities is vital in nurturing, maintaining and fulfilling the Tanzania Development Vision 2025.

Good Governance

Good governance and the rule of laws in the creation of wealth is highly valued by Tanzania, as well as sharing the benefits of society and seeking to ensure that Tanzanian residents feel empowered enough to hold their leaders and public servants accountable. The Tanzania Development Vision 2025 for the country includes a culture of accountability, control over corruption and rewarding proper performance. To achieve this, the aim is for good governance to be embedded in the national economic structure.

A Well-Educated Society

By 2025, Tanzania aims to be a nation with a competitive society that immerses itself in new ideas for development. The driving force behind these qualities will be improved education and knowledge, which are essential qualities in enabling a nation to make better decisions in mobilizing its resources and ensuring that basic human needs are provided to societies. With improved education and knowledge, leading to a better society, Tanzania can compete in the continental and global economy.

Tanzania low quality schools like these will all be improved - Kisokwe primary school
Tanzania low quality schools like these will all be improved – Kisokwe primary school

To meet the developmental challenge, Tanzania strives to achieve a spirit of creativity, innovation, and a high standard of quality education. Meeting these will prepare them to effectively compete on a regional and international level. By recognizing that competitive leadership will depend on high-quality education and knowledge in the 21st century, Tanzania aims to:

  • Become more self-aware on the psychological liberation of ideologies, and gain self-confidence to facilitate better decision making and ownership of development agendas. The ultimate goal will be meeting the basics of society as a whole.
  • Become a nation with an optimistic society that values individuals’ development through craftsmanship, creativity, entrepreneurship, hard work, innovation, and professionalism. Added to this goal is the aim to a respectful attitude towards and faith in all people while promoting community spirit.
  • Become a nation with higher educational standards that provide adequate quality education to all people and equipping them with the necessary skills to achieve competitiveness at international levels, meet development challenges, and solve social problems.

Competitive Economy

By 2025, Tanzania aims to have a well-established economy that is competitive, diverse, resilient and strong. Their economy will effectively address developmental tasks and adapt to market-related and technological changes with confidence within a continental and global economy.

Objectives of the Tanzania Development Vision 2025

Tanzania Development Vision 2025 aims to provide better livelihoods for its people. By gaining good governance within the country and promoting an economy capable of being competitive, the country expects to achieve the following achievements by 2025:

High-Quality Livelihoods

Local woman in Tanzania cooking for her family
Local woman in Tanzania cooking for her family

Tanzania expects to provide high-quality living for all Tanzanians by strategically ensuring that the following goals are met:

  • Obtaining skills to ensure food self-sufficiency and a higher level of food security;
  • Eradicating illiteracy in the country by providing universal primary education and achieving an adequate and effective response to meeting developmental challenges presented by a level of higher education and training;
  • Ensuring gender equality and empowering women in all political and socio-economic cultures and relations;
  • Ensuring access to quality primary health care and reproductive health services to all;
  • Ensuring that infant and maternal mortality rates are reduced by three quarters;
  • Ensuring access to safe water for all;
  • Improving the life expectancy of citizens compared to the current rate of ordinary middle-income countries; and
  • Eradicating extreme poverty.

Good Governance and Scope of the Law

Tanzania hopes to become a country recognized by:

  • Their appropriate cultural and moral integrity;
  • Their strong adherence to and respect for their laws;
  • The absence of corruption and other evils within their borders; and
  • Their ability to learn on a self-reliant basis by looking at their own development experiences while also examining the experiences of others in order to compile their own agenda.

Strong Economy and Competition

Tanzania expects the following characteristics within their economy:

  • Diversity and a semi-industrial to a large industrial sector compared to other middle-income countries;
  • Stability due to low inflation and fundamental balances;
  • A growth rate of 8% or more per annum;
  • Adequate infrastructure required to meet the Tanzania Development Vision 2025 requirements for all sectors; and
  • Competitiveness in regional and global markets paired with articulating national interests and promoting them while effortlessly adapting to global and regional changes in the market.

Tanzania also expects to experience rapid growth following the reversal of current waste and environmental resource degradation and accumulation of hazardous substances.

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