Tanzania - Structural Adjustment Loan (SAL)

Project Summary

Approval Date 05 Nov 1997
Signature Date 17 Nov 1997
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2000
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2000
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 45,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Structural Adjustment Loan (SAP) is part of the donor community's collaborative effort to help the government achieve its poverty reduction objective. The loan will provide the Tanzanian Government with additional balance-of-payments support while it implements the structural reforms outlined in the 1997-1999 Economic Policy Framework Document and its Development Policy Statement. The reforms to be supported by the loan focus on the following elements: (i) streamlining public expenditure management to achieve fiscal sustainability and improve the efficiency of resource allocation; (ii) reforms of parastatal enterprises, including through the disengagement of the state and those of strategic interest; (iii) reform of the National Bank of Commerce; and (iv) rationalization of the social sector. The programme, which will be implemented over a 36-month period, is justified by the fact that it will contribute to stimulating growth through measures to promote the efficient use of budgetary resources, the broad participation of the private sector in the economy and the improvement of financial intermediation.

Project Objectives

The overall goal of the program is to achieve accelerated economic growth and reduce poverty in the medium to long-term. The specific objective of SAL I is to support the Government's efforts aimed at creating conditions for achieving accelerated economic growth and poverty reduction by improving the efficiency in resource allocation, decentralizing responsibilities for the management of social services and promoting private sector participation in key infrastructure enterprises and the banking sector.


The project beneficiary is the Tanzanian government.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Bank of Tanzania


IATI identifier 46002-P-TZ-K00-001
Last Update 02 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Email p.mwanakatwe@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tanzania, United Republic of