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Working PaperTrade, technology, and absorptive capacity: Firm-level evidence across geographical clusters in the Tanzanian textiles and apparel sector
Trade-linked technological change has potential to increase incomes in low-income countries (LICs). The most labour-intensive segments of the textiles and apparel global value chain are in LICs...absorptive capacity Firm productivity Global value chains
Working PaperValue chain directionality, upgrading, and industrial policy in the Tanzanian textile and apparel sectors
With recent changes in the global economy, policy makers are increasingly turning from global value chains to regional and national value chains as drivers of structural transformation in the global South...value chain directionality textiles apparel
Working PaperExploring options for a universal old age pension in Tanzania Mainland
The provision of a universal old age pension is increasingly recognized as an important instrument for strengthening and extending social protection...microsimulation Old age public pensions
Working PaperA comparative study of export processing zones in the wake of the Sustainable Development Goals: The cases of Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe
The objective of this research is to assess the extent to which export processing zones in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe integrate the Sustainable Development Goals in their implementation and operations...export processing zones Sustainable development Botswana
Working PaperWeather shocks and child nutrition: Evidence from Tanzania
In this paper, we examine the relationship between childhood exposure to adverse weather shocks and nutritional and health outcomes of children in Tanzania...Child nutrition Tanzania Weather shock
SeminarRugazia Nyombi on rural economy diversification and its effects on food security
Rugazia Nyombi will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 6 November. Abstract - Rural economy Diversification and Its Effects on Food Security of Households in Tanzania Agriculture has for long dominated Tanzania’s rural economic setup with...
Book ChapterPushing for policy innovation: The framing of social protection policies in Tanzania Social protection Policy entrpreneurs Political settlements
Working PaperMobile phone use, productivity and labour market in Tanzania
Access to mobile phone has increased substantially over the last decade in sub-Saharan Africa...Mobile phones Agricultural productivity Market prices
Journal ArticleThe counting approach to multidimensional poverty: The case of four African countries
Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countriesCounting approach Multidimensional poverty measurement Malawi
Journal ArticleThe impact of hosting refugees on the intra‐household allocation of tasks: A gender perspective
Part of Journal Special Issue Female Autonomy and Women’s Welfareforced migration time use labour markets
Book ChapterEmployment and productivity growth in Tanzania's service sector
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksServices Informal sector Economic growth
Journal ArticleThe impact of intergovernmental transfers on local revenue generation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Tanzania
Do intergovernmental transfers reduce revenues collected by local government authorities (LGAs)?...fiscal capacity intergovernmental grants Sub-Saharan Africa
Working PaperFormal education, malaria preventive behaviour, and children’s malarial status in Tanzania
In this study, we assess formal education as a causal determinant of women’s malaria preventive behaviour, as well as children’s risk of malaria infection...Health behaviour Malaria School reform
Working PaperThe counting approach to multidimensional poverty: The case of four African countries
This paper investigates the levels and evolution of poverty in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe using the decomposability properties of poverty measures based on a counting approach...Counting approach Multidimensional poverty measurement Malawi
Working PaperEntrepreneurship and human capital development in children
This paper explores the link between entrepreneurship and child human capital development. We specifically examine how operating a non-farm enterprise (NFE) as opposed to working in agriculture relates to child labour and schooling outcomes...non-farm Enterprise Child-labor