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Edible Oil Production

Food and Beverage
Food and Agriculture

Expected Impact

Optimize domestic crop utilization, foster local value addition and advance import substitution.

Indicative Return
More than 25%

Investment Timeframe
Short Term (0–5 years)

High Value Leather Manufacturing

Food and Agriculture
Food and Beverage

Expected Impact

Enhance economic utilization of domestic livestock population for increased value addition towards Tanzania’s industrialization.

Indicative Return
10% – 15%

Investment Timeframe
Medium Term (5–10 years)

Renewable Energy Irrigation

Renewable Resources and Alternative Energy
Alternative Energy

Expected Impact

Enhance agricultural productivity and support the sustainable commercialization of the horticulture industry.

Indicative Return
20% – 25%

Investment Timeframe
Short Term (0–5 years)

Rooftop Solar Systems

Renewable Resources and Alternative Energy
Alternative Energy

Expected Impact

Develop and operate rooftop solar energy systems to provide lighting and energy for residential and industrial consumers specifically in areas where the national grid does not reach.

Indicative Return
10% – 15%

Investment Timeframe
Medium Term (5–10 years)

Affordable Housing Finance

Infrastructure
Real Estate

Expected Impact

Provide safe housing to those outside of the formal banking system, and contribute to urban planning with improved health and environment management.

Indicative Return
5% – 10%

Investment Timeframe
Long Term (10+ years)

Solid and E-Waste Management

Infrastructure
Waste Management

Expected Impact

Minimize health hazards associated with uncollected waste and move towards a circular economy with efficient and sustainable resource use.

Indicative Return
20% – 25%

Investment Timeframe
Short Term (0–5 years)

Horticulture Storage and Transport Infrastructure

Infrastructure
Infrastructure

Expected Impact

Improve handling of perishable products and reduce incidences of post-harvest losses.

Indicative Return

Investment Timeframe
Short Term (0–5 years)

Low- to Mid-Fee Schools

Education
Formal Education

Expected Impact

Improve access, equity and quality in primary and secondary education especially for low- to middle-income households in urban centers.

Indicative Return
More than 25%

Investment Timeframe
Medium Term (5–10 years)

Affordable Day Care Centers

Education
Formal Education

Expected Impact

Enhance accessibility and affordability to quality pre-primary education and care for low- and middle-income communities.

Indicative Return
More than 25%

Investment Timeframe
Short Term (0–5 years)

TVET and Polytechnic Centers

Education
Education Infrastructure

Expected Impact

Prepare youths for the labour market and offer the skillset needed by industries.

Indicative Return
More than 25%

Investment Timeframe
Short Term (0–5 years)