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Making the Market work for women, Youth and other marginalized groups for inclusive growth

Our Mission

Use data and local expertise in innovating solutions that will accelerate equitable development for all.

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Our Commitment

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Today more than 700 million people around the world still live in extreme poverty. Recent estimates from the World Bank show that there has been a historic increase in poverty due to the COVID pandemic. A total of 1.3 billion people is multi-dimensionally poor, including a disproportionate number of women and people with disabilities and 80 percent of humanity lives on less than US$10 per day. About 97 million people fell into extreme poverty (under $ 1.90 per day) in 2020. Increasingly, middle-income countries account for a large part of this trend. In Tanzania alone, as of 2021, over 29 million people in Tanzania lived in extreme poverty, with the poverty threshold at 1.90 U.S. dollars a day. Some 500 thousand people more were pushed into poverty in comparison to 2020, possibly an effect of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

SEED Solution

Integrating women and marginalized groups into the market means building a supply chain that unleashes opportunity, reduce barriers to doing business and creates at a level playing field for all. Through SEED Center, Social-Economic Transformation Bureau for Africa (SET Africa) is putting into work a Diverse Supplier Development program as an innovative approach towards the market economy that is accessible to ALL segments of the society especially women, youth and people with disabilities. Accelerating women and special groups' access to quality employment opportunities and access to productive facilities benefit them, their families, their communities and ensure PROSPERITY for ALL. 



Our goals is to contribute to the achievement of SDGs by increasing inclusive access to entrepreneurship opportunities , transition informal businesses to formal markets and ensure livelihood and sustainability of their project.


Our Approach

SEED Center under SET Africa uses data to work with government and other stakeholders sharing the same vision to craft business-driven solutions to social -economic problems that affect millions of people

Inclusion is intentional. It is about identifying and removing barriers so that everyone can participate to the best of their ability.

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Inclusive Supply Chain Stakeholders Dialogue



Tanzania Excellence Diverse Supplier Awards


Mwanamke Mfanyabiashara Tambulika Ukue 2022!