IGC Tanzania delivers and supports work by world-leading academics, with a particular focus in the areas of macroeconomic management, firm capabilities, urbanisation, and natural resources.


IGC Tanzania was established in 2008 – the first in-country programme of the IGC. The Tanzania programme is headed by Country Director Dr. John Page (Brookings Institute), Lead Academic Professor Chris Adam (University of Oxford) and Senior Country Research and Policy Fellow Dr. Pantaleo Kessy (Bank of Tanzania).

Further core areas of focus have emerged over time, to include firm capabilities, urbanisation, and energy. This has followed extended consultation with policymakers, think tanks, academia, business groups, and civil society. As demand for IGC’s work has broadened, our network of stakeholders has widened accordingly. Key work conducted in these areas has included research into industrial capabilities, land titling, rural-urban migration, and preparation for natural gas.

Engagements in Tanzania are now dealt with through our Flexible Engagement Programme.

A compendium summarising all of IGC Tanzania’s research projects since the beginning of the country programme is available here