Tanzanians confident in country’s direction and government’s performance, Afrobarometer survey shows

Governance

Despite a pandemic that has slowed economic growth, most Tanzanians say the government is managing the economy well and the country is moving in the right direction, a recent Afrobarometer survey indicates.

Citizens’ assessments of the government’s performance on a wide range of issues have improved compared to 2017. And although only one-third describe their personal living conditions as good, a majority are optimistic that economic conditions will improve over the coming year.

Tanzania formally graduated to lower-middle-income country status in July 2020, but the pandemic-induced global economic shock slowed real GDP growth.