Annual Report 2015.

    Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) is in its 21st year of operation and implementation of its research mandate in economic and social sectors. ESRF has continued to be among the premier think tanks in Tanzania and Africa in general to engage in research and advisory role so as to influence the policy process.

    This is the final year of implementation of ESRF Medium Term Strategic Plan (2012- 2015), when the Foundation perpetually strives to execute its research agenda geared towards addressing social and economic challenges influenced by factors from both within and outside the country.

    Among the activities which were organized and undertaken by ESRF during 2015 is the fourth Annual Conference which was officiated by His Excellency, the Vice President, Dr. Mohamed Gharib Bilal. This conference was organized in collaboration with Get Energy Ltd (UK) VTEC AFRICA 2015, a high-level Pan-African conference addressing Vocational Education and Technical Training for oil and gas industries across Africa. The Conference hosted stakeholders from numerous countries. In addition, the Foundation also

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ESRFs activities are supported by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF),Think Tank Initiative of IDRC and The Foundation for Civil Society.