The Bank of Tanzania plays a crucial role in fostering development of financial markets in Tanzania by providing enabling environment. Specifically, the Bank provides financial market infrastructure, putting in place appropriate legislations and overseeing and designing of market instruments. The Bank of Tanzania Act of 1995 paved way for development of financial markets in the country. The financial markets comprise money and capital market instruments, traded in primary and secondary markets.
The Financial Markets directorate is responsible for implementing monetary policy of the Bank and managing the country’s official foreign exchange reserves. In addition, it issues and manages the government debt securities.