MSMEs & Private Sector Development

  • Managing Matching grants schemes (Tanzania and Somaliland)
  • Provision of inputs for the formation of specific funds (SNV Zimbabwe) and Tanzania MNRT to promote commercial forestry plantations
  • Establishment of links among entrepreneurs within Tanzania and Tanzania and South African businesses
  • Facilitating establishment of businesses in the country - Soda King Franchising CC (South Africa) has a soft drink factory in Arusha, Tanzania.
  • Research on marketing aspects, business formalization and taxation issues leading to publications
  • Collaboration with national and international institutions on MSME sector development and private sector development
  • Participation in the UNIDO Investor Survey in Tanzania 2010/11
  • Technical expertise to newly established businesses
  • Developing proposals for the enhancement of MSMEs in terms of training and mentoring MSMEs on business operations.
  • Designing and implementation of training programmes (modules) & follow up or after care services
  • Training and mentoring MSMEs for growth and competitive operations including those in food processing
  • Reviewing of Business Environment for SMEs in Tanzania (for business formalisation & growth)
  • Review on Best Practices for Financial access by SMEs in Bangladesh, Zambia, Kenya and Rwanda and see their applicability in Tanzania
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Methodology/Approach

  • Mentoring and hand holding
  • Very participatory whereby concerned entrepreneurs are facilitated to come up with their business plans from their inital business ideas