- About Us

Our Vision

The Local Investment Climate (LIC) project works on addressing the critical constraints to business growth and economic development at the sub-national level. It encourages a practical response to the challenges faced by government and business when improving the conditions for private sector development and poverty reduction at the local level - this is where private businesswomen and men come face to face with barriers that inhibit their business from growth. The LIC project is born with the vision to improve the business and overall investment climate in the regions of Dodoma and Kigoma, and support the Districts in their efforts to catalyse growth and strengthen the competiveness of the private sector.

Our Objective

Our objective is to improve conditions for inclusive growth and investments in the selected LGAs by transforming strategic clusters and value chains and provide support to Public Private Dialogs (PPD) that foster a strong partnership between the two sectors. The aim of these initiatives is to achieve practical reforms that alter the dynamics of the local economy, reduce the costs and risks of doing business while strengthening private sector competiveness and the base of LGA source of revenue. LIC´s ambition is that by 2020:

  • The LGAs have embraced the PPDs as an important forum to decide on local reforms that foster a conducive business environment and investment climate.
  • The business community is well-organised and enjoys access to information that can strengthen their voice in the PPDs and enables them to create new or scale already existing business opportunities.
  • The public and private sectors are able to conduct a structured and evidence based dialogue, and jointly address and remove key business constrains.
  • The LIC model will be embraced by other regions in Tanzania, in LGAs beyond Kigoma and Dodoma.

Our Partners

The LIC project is implemented in collaboration with the following National Implementing Partner Agencies, who are documenting and sharing LICs experience and lessons learned with other regions across the country:

  • President’s Office - Regional Administration and Local Governments (PO-RALG)
  • Regional Secretariats in Kigoma and Dodoma
  • Tanzania National Business Council (TNBC)
  • Association of Local Authorities in Tanzania (ALAT)
  • Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA)
  • Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF)
LIC works  in the following Districts:



The LIC project is part of the Danida Business Sector Programme Support (BSPS) IV program, which is hosting several other sister projects: 
  • Agricultural Markets Development Trust (AMDT), is a trust fund that supports the improvement of agricultural value chains. AMDT’s objective is to make agriculture in Tanzania economically profitable for all stakeholders, including the small-holder farmers.