A young population for a developing country is regarded by demographers as a an economic positive. A phenomena called “demographic dividend” is attributed to economic transformation of countries when they are able to utilize their youth boom. Examples of where this has been seen is in the case of the Asian Tigers.
Tanzania and the African continent is in a similar position today. With the largest youth population in the world in modern history, Tanzania is poised to yield significant dividends. This will however only happen if the right policies and investments are in place.
This fact sheet attempts to summarize primary data on young people in Tanzania. We hope to develop more information products in future.
Fact Sheet: Youth in Tanzania by UNA Tanzania is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.