Tanzania Compact


In 2008, MCC partnered with Tanzania to implement a five-year, $698.1 million compact designed to benefit more than five million people by promoting economic growth and reducing poverty through investments in water, transportation, and energy.

Country Context

The United Republic of Tanzania, comprised of the mainland and Zanzibar, is located in East Africa. Tanzania plays an important role in the region as an economic trade partner, and stands out as a proponent of peace and stability.

Energy Sector Project

The Energy Sector Project aimed to improve electricity service and coverage in Tanzania by increasing power transmission capacity, electricity access and improving in country electric companies.

Transportation Sector Project

The Transport Sector Project was designed to improve Tanzania’s road network, which serves a widely dispersed population, by investing in infrastructure to reduce transport costs, increase cash crop revenue and facilitate access to social services.

Water Sector Project

The Water Sector Project aimed to improve water production and treatment infrastructure in the cities of Dar es Salaam and Morogoro in order to increase the supply of treated water in the system.

Compact Changes

Learn how MCC and the Government of Tanzania mutually agreed-upon adjustments to compact targets.

Coordination and Partnerships

Learn about MCC’s efforts to leverage resources and expertise from donors and international institutions as part of the Tanzania Compact.

Conditions Precedent

Read the conditions that the Tanzania needed to meet under the terms of the compact prior to disbursing project funds.

  • Signed: February 17, 2008
  • Entry into Force: September 17, 2008
  • Compact End Date: September 17, 2013