Tanzania Education Authority (TEA) has been mandated by the Government to manage the Skills Development Fund (SDF). The Fund is established under the Education and Skills for Productive Jobs Programme (ESPJ) that emerged from the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) 2016-2027, which aim at ensuring that there is development of a skilled workforce in six key economic sectors in the Country. The ESPJ programme is jointly funded by the World Bank and the Government of United Republic of Tanzania.
The six key economic sectors in focus are: Agriculture, Agribusiness and Agro-Processing; Tourism and Hospitality; Transport and Logistics; Construction; Information and Communications Technology (ICT); and Energy.
The SDF focuses on minimizing skills gaps by rapidly increasing the supply of graduates with skills relevant to the labor market. The Fund aims to expand the number of individuals with relevant skills in key occupations and sectors by creating skilled and competitive Tanzanian workforce capable of e ectively fostering inclusive and sustainable socio-economic growth hence ensuring a composition that guarantees timely attainment of middle-income status by 2025. For more information please click the attached file.