High Value Leather Manufacturing

Shoes made from tires that have not been used

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High Value Leather Manufacturing
SectorMost major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors, subsectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) and the classification of sectors, subsectors and industries in the SDG Investor Platform is based on SICS.
Food and Beverage
Food and Agriculture
Business Model Description

Provide and operate machinery and technology for the manufacturing of high value leather and leather products, such as footwear, upholstery and accessories, in designated industrial parks where the Government provides infrastructure, such as effluent treatment systems and power, through a public-private partnership model.

Expected Impact

Enhance economic utilization of domestic livestock population for increased value addition towards Tanzania's industrialization.

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
10% - 15% (in IRR)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Medium Term (5–10 years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
< USD 50 million
Average Ticket Size (USD)Describes the USD amount for a typical investment required in the IOA.
USD 1 million - USD 10 million
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8) Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12)
Sector Sources
  • 1) The World Bank Group, 2019. Transforming Agriculture, Realizing the Potential of Agriculture for Inclusive Growth and Poverty Reduction. 2) United Republic of Tanzania, 2020. Agricultural Sector Development Plan 2 (ASDP-2). https://asdp.kilimo.go.tz. 3) United Republic of Tanzania, 2021. Third National Five-Year Plan (FYDP 3). 4) The United Republic of Tanzania, 2016. Leather Sector Development Strategy. 5) Research on Poverty Alleviation, 2021. Enhancing Competitiveness in the Leather Industry in Tanzania, Policy Brief. 6) United Nations Development Programme, 2018. Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support (MAPS). 7) Research on Poverty Alleviation 2020, The Tanzania’s Leather Value Chain, A Review of Literature. 8) EPZA, 2022. https://www.epza.go.tz/pages/economic-zones. 9) East African Community Secretariat, 2016. Action Plan for Leather Industry. 10) East African Community Secretariat, 2019. Leather and Leather Products Strategy. 11) Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute, 2019. https://allpi.int/news/news/international-news/italian-firms-to-invest-over-24m-in-tanzania-s-leather-sector. 12) World Bank, 2013. Gender and Economic Growth in Tanzania.
IOA Sources
  • 13) Trademark East Africa, 2016. Investment Opportunity Profile, Leather Sector. https://www.intracen.org/itc/sectors/leather. 14) International Trade Centre, 2022, TRADEMAP Database. https://www.trademap.org/Index.aspx. 15) United Republic of Tanzania, 2013. The National Industrial Survey Report. 16) International Labour Organisation, 2014, Women’s. Entrepreneurship Development. 17) Wangwe et al, 2016. Industrial Development in Tanzania. 18) United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, 2022. Harnessing Productive Capacities Development: A Comparative Study of Rwanda and the United Republic of Tanzania. 19) The World Bank, 2019. Tanzania’s Path to Poverty Reduction and Pro-Poor Growth. 20) The World Bank, 2019. Tanzania’s Path to Poverty Reduction and Pro-Poor Growth. 20) National Parliament of Tanzania, 2008. 21) National Parliament of Tanzania, 2008. 22) United Republic of Tanzania, 2014. Investment promotion Act No. 6 of 2004, L.N. 123/2005, Act No. 6 of 2005, Act No. 19. 23) URT, Investment Promotion Act No. 6 of 2004, L.N. 123/2005, Act No. 6 of 2005, Act No. 19 of 2014. 24) United Republic of Tanzania, Standard Incentives for Investors. https://investment-guide.eac.in. 25) EEAS, 2022. https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations. 26) United Republic of Tanzania, 2017. Livestock Sector Analysis. 27) Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA), 2022. Industrialisation Project. https://www.trademarkea.com/project/industrialization. 28) United Republic of Tanzania, 2021. Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). 29) United Republic of Tanzania, 2009. The National Export Strategy. 30) United Republic of Tanzania, 2011. The Integrated Industrial Development Strategy. 31) United Republic of Tanzania, Daily News, February 12, 2021.