The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This paper presents Joint Staff Advisory Note on the United Republic of Tanzania's Poverty Reduction Strategy. Tanzania has already achieved the Millennium Development Goals for universal primary education, and significant progress has been made in reducing income poverty, malnutrition, child mortality, and gender inequality in primary education. Improving agricultural productivity requires making progress with implementing the agricultural sector strategy, promoting innovation, value addition and crop and region-specific approaches, and removing obstacles to doing business.