Zanzibar Development Vision 2050

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Zanzibar Planning Commission


Zanzibar Development Vision 2050 (henceforth Vision 2050 or ZDV50) is a long-term national development plan formulated by the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar (RGoZ) to guide Zanzibar’s overall development agenda from the year 2020 to 2050. ZDV50 has the overarching aspiration of lifting Zanzibar economically and socially to attain Upper-Middle Income Status (UMIS)1 by 2050. This goal cannot be achieved without equitable, sustainable and balanced improvements in the standard of living of all Zanzibaris. Therefore, the Vision stresses that the national direction for development in the next 30 years must prioritise inclusive and pro-poor policies that target wide- reaching strategic considerations of the economic, social, political and environmental dimensions. Vision 2050 serves as a successor plan to Vision 2020, which covered the 20-year period from 2000 to 2020. The Vision also builds on the base of Results for Prosperity, which was a government initiative to bolster multisectoral development for the core economic sectors. ZDV50 focuses on addressing the present shortcomings and broadening its scope to wider-ranging commitments, both of which are required to attain the underlined objectives. The Vision is reinforced by the spirit of the Zanzibar Revolution of 1964 as well as Zanzibar’s rich culture, which emphasises the peaceful coexistence of people of different ethnicities, faiths and beliefs.