Working Paper
Role of the construction sector and key bottlenecks to supply response in Tanzania

The construction sector is a key enabler for social and economic development worldwide. In Tanzania, the sector growth rate is well above the general economy and has maintained positive growth in response to the country’s investments in commercial and residential buildings and infrastructure projects.

Despite the promising growth, the sector encounters bottlenecks and challenges in the areas of access to land, construction permits, skills, and availability of materials and equipment that hinder the potential of the sector as a contributor for achieving the vision of reaching middle-income country status.

The structure of the sector, underlying policies, challenges, and recommendations are at the centre of discussion in this paper.