Tanzania—Developing Local Industries Connected to Tanzania’s Natural Gas Discoveries

Client: World Bank, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Duration: 2013-2014

Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

Country: Tanzania

Solutions: Sustainable Business

DAI worked in the Mtwara region of Tanzania to analyze the demand and supply for local suppliers in key supply chains in the gas industry, partnering with ExxonMobil, British Gas, and Statoil. The project, co-funded by the World Bank and the U.K. Department for International Development, involved extensive stakeholder facilitation with key counterparts in the Government of Tanzania, including the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation and local authorities.

Select Results

  • Provided background synthesis on regional lessons learned from other local content policies in Angola, Ghana, Nigeria, Norway, South Africa, and Trinidad.
  • Developed an analysis of the aggregate demand for local goods and services across all gas operators.
  • Conducted a supplier gap analysis to identify the weaknesses in local suppliers against industry standards.
  • Developed a program design for a longer-term supplier developing project.


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