Journal Article: How polarized is the global income distribution?
The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution.
Policy Brief: The business environment of Mozambican manufacturing firms
The 2017 Survey of Mozambican Manufacturing Firms builds on data collected in 2012 from surviving firms to trace how changing economic conditions have affected the development of firms over five years.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Special Issue: Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development
This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place. The journal, as the studies in this collection, gives special emphasis to the role natural endowments, p
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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
Working PaperTanzania—from mining to oil and gas: Structural change or just big numbers?
This paper extends UNU-WIDER Working Paper 2016/79, which examined the economic situation in Tanzania during the resurgence of gold and diamond production after 1999, with the situation that emerged as the country began to exploit its very large reso...Tanzania Gas Liquefied natural gas
Working PaperThe effects of land titling in Tanzania
We use household survey data to investigate the effects of formal, private property rights to agricultural land on agricultural investment, land valuation and access to credit in Tanzania...Property rights Land titling Agriculture
Working PaperHousehold bargaining and spending on children: Experimental evidence from Tanzania
This paper studies whether increasing the wife’s bargaining power results in couples allocating more resources to their child, and, if so, what the underlying mechanisms for this are...Intra-household allocation Female bargaining power Tanzania
Working PaperAgribusinesses, smallholder tenure security, and plot-level investments: Evidence from rural Tanzania
The last decade has witnessed an increase in the interest in agricultural land in developing countries...Tenure security Smallholders Agribusiness
Working PaperThe impact of hosting refugees on the intra-household allocation of tasks: A gender perspective
This paper examines whether the presence of refugees alters the intra-household allocation of tasks across genders in the hosting population...forced migration time use labour markets
Working PaperEmployment and productivity growth in Tanzania’s service sector
Despite Tanzania’s rapid recent growth, the vast majority of employment creation has been in informal services. This paper addresses the role that different subsectors of formal and informal services have played in Tanzania’s growth...Services Informal sector Economic growth
PresentationThird voice of social sciences international conference
The University of Dar es Salaam organized on 24-25 November 2016 a two-day conference with the theme 'Industrialization and social transformation: what is the role of social sciences?'
Working PaperIdeational and institutional drivers of social protection in Tanzania
In the early 2000s, there was low elite commitment to social protection in Tanzania. Yet, in 2012, the government officially launched a countrywide social safety net programme, and a year later it announced the introduction of an old age pension...Social protection Policy entrpreneurs Political settlements
Policy workshopDevelopment finance - a role for foreign assistance
Has foreign aid boosted economic growth on average in developing countries? How and why is the aid landscape changing? What are the key strategic choices ahead for the development community? These and many other questions were discussed in a policy...