Map of Tanzania Tanzania

Total REDD+ Finance Committed:


Total REDD+ Finance Disbursed:


Tanzania’s forests cover just over one-third of the country’s total land area, but pressures on the forest are significant, contributing to an average annual deforestation rate of 1.1%. Agricultural expansion, commercial logging and rising energy needs are the main drivers. Tanzania has developed a National REDD+ Strategy and Action Plan to address these increasing pressures on its forests. This strategy was officially launched in March 2013.

Tanzania is also finalizing the establishment of a National REDD+ Fund to coordinate financing for REDD+ activities in the country, and a National Carbon Monitoring Center to provide centralized, long term monitoring of the nation’s forests and carbon stocks. The REDD+ Fund will be similar to the Tanzania Forest Fund, which supports sustainable conservation and management of forest resources. The government is also finalizing a Social and Environment Safeguard mechanism based on internationally agreed principles and guidance. The REDD+ Readiness process in Tanzania is led by the National REDD+ Task Force with facilitation from the National REDD+ Secretariat.


Main donors, levels of funding committed and disbursed to Tanzania between 2009 and 2014:

Proportional total donor commitments and disbursements, 2009-2014


Donor commitments by country and continent, 2009-2014

  • Proportional total donor commitments and disbursements, 2009-2014

    Chart Description

    The chart shows the relative levels of funding donors have committed and the proportion disbursed to their recipients through 2014. The percentage of committed funding that has been disbursed varies by donor. However, six of the nine listed donors had disbursed all of their funding to first recipients by the end of 2014, while the largest donor (Norway) had disbursed 77% of its total committed funding. Donor governments providing direct funding to support REDD+ in Tanzania constitute 93% of all commitments.

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  • Donor commitments by country and continent, 2009-2014

    Chart Description

    This chart maps the geographic distribution of the main donors to Tanzania and cumulative support by geographic location of donor headquarters. The vast majority of donor dollars supporting REDD+ in Tanzania originate from donor governments in Europe, especially the Scandinavian governments of Norway and Finland. Multilaterals and other internationally-focused donors are shown in the international box (in purple), with the UN-REDD Programme being the most significant multilateral donor.