Tanzania Energy Sector Overview

Introduction to the key challenges and opportunities facing the energy system in Tanzania


The Applied Research Programme on Energy and Economic Growth (EEG) aims to influence energy policy in developing countries. EEG brings together world-class academics to produce new evidence on the links between energy and economic growth in low-income countries. This evidence will be specifically geared to meet the needs of policymakers, filling in the knowledge gaps that obstruct their ability to develop sustainable, reliable and inclusive energy systems.

To this end, EEG will hold a Sub-Saharan Africa Policy Workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 14 July 2016. The workshop will bring together senior energy policy-makers, researchers and representatives from the private sector, NGOs and donors in Sub-Saharan African countries to discuss the energy challenges facing the region, and consider policy relevant research questions that could address these constraints. This report offers an introduction to the key challenges and opportunities facing the energy system in Tanzania, and aims to facilitate discussion at the workshop.

This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Energy and Economic Growth Applied Research Programme.


Oxford Policy Management (2017) Tanzania Energy Sector Overview, 9p

Tanzania Energy Sector Overview

Published 1 January 2017