Under the Patronage of
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) was founded on November 4th 1998 to function as the focal organization for private sector associations (PSO’s) and corporate bodies in all sectors of the economy for the purpose of promoting private sector-led social and economic development in Tanzania.
TPSF has more than 318 direct members which includes 198 business associations reaching a network of indirect membership of more than 6 million entrepreneurs in both formal and informal private businesses. It provides a platform for the private sector to engage in Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) at the local, national and international levels. It also offers information, advisory and networking opportunities for members, and is a key partner to the government and other stakeholders in the formulation and implementation of policies and strategies geared towards spurring economic growth, wealth creation, job creation and national development.
As the voice of the private sector, TPSF members are organized into various sectors that are grouped into clusters that reflect the structure of the economy. There are 14 clusters in total and they include (i) agriculture, livestock and fisheries, (ii) manufacturing, (iii) trade and commerce, (iv) natural resources and tourism, (v) financial services and banking, (vi) services (vii) construction and engineering, (viii) transport and logistics, (ix) oil and gas, (x) women in business, (xi) mining, (xii) Zanzibar entrepreneurs, (xiii) regional businesses and (xiv) large corporates. Each member belongs to one of these clusters based on their choices and the need public private dialogue. From the clusters, TPSF sieves and generate content and consensus on issues for direct engagement with policy makers through the various public-private dialogue engagements platforms with the government and other stakeholders.
TPSF’s strategic focus is geared towards ensuring that Tanzania remains a globally competitive destination for investment and doing business. To achieve this, TPSF coordinates the private sector’s engagement in high-level advocacy on cross-cutting policy related issues aimed at promoting private sector investments and ensuring a conducive business environment.
Services beyond policy and advocacy, includes linkages and facilitation services through organized business missions, B2B meetings, trade forums, exhibitions etc.
Mr Godfrey Simbeye’