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– On the cultural origins of violence against women
Vincent Leyaro, Pablo Selaya, Neda Trifković - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

We study the roots of violence against women, and propose that it partly originates in cultural norms that derive from (a) characteristics of the traditional subsistence problem in different societies, and (b) differences in the sexual division of labor for solving that problem in each society...

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Kasper Brandt, Longinus Rutasitara, Onesmo Selejio, Neda Trifković - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

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. Accounting for time-invariant unobservable...

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– Structural change or just big numbers?
Alan R. Roe - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

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 resources of natural gas mainly from the Indian...

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Jehovaness Aikaeli, Thomas Markussen - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

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. Results show that while there are no detectable effects of formal, private land property rights (written...

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Katarina Juselius, Abdulaziz Reshid, Finn Tarp - Journal of Development Studies, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Macroeconomic Perspectives on Aid

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Margaret E Kruk, Adanna Chukwuma, Godfrey Mbaruku, Hannah H. Leslie - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Objective: To analyse factors affecting variations in the observed quality of antenatal and sick-child care in primary-care facilities in seven African countries. Methods: We pooled nationally representative data from service provision assessment surveys of health facilities in Kenya, Malawi,...

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– Experimental evidence from Tanzania
Charlotte Ringdal, Ingrid Hoem Sjursen - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

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. We conduct a novel between-subject lab experiment in Tanzania, in which we vary the relative bargaining...

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– TAZMOD v1.0
Vincent Leyaro, Elineema Kisanga, Michael Noble, Gemma Wright, David McLennan - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This report documents TAZMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Tanzania. This work was carried out by University of Dar es Salaam in collaboration with the project partners in the scope of the SOUTHMOD project. The results presented in this report are derived using TAZMOD version 1.0 running...

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– The possibilities and the realities
Olle Östensson, Anton Löf - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

The paper discusses the practical possibilities of achieving increased downstream processing and the policies that are commonly used for this purpose. It reviews the reasons why forward vertical integration is not always an optimal choice for extractive industry companies. It finds little support...

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– Evidence from rural Tanzania
Kacana Sipangule - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

The last decade has witnessed an increase in the interest in agricultural land in developing countries. While a great deal of attention has been paid to understanding the impacts of this increased interest in agricultural land, very little is known about how local smallholder communities are...

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Jeremy Seekings - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

The ‘affordability’ of new or expanded social protection programmes depends on more than an assessment of the fiscal costs or the poverty-reducing or developmental benefits. Diverse international organizations have shown that programmes costing less than or about 1 per cent of GDP...

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Mia Ellis, Margaret McMillan, Jed Silver - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

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. It finds that subsectors such as trade services...

James Stewart - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki

Researchers, policy makers, and representatives of international institutions recently gathered in Dar es Salaam to discuss prospects for a transformation of Tanzania’s economy. The country has experienced significant growth over the past two decades, but this growth has not been inclusive...

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– The case of East Africa
Charles Kunaka, Gaël Raballand, Mike Fitzmaurice - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

In East Africa, there have been numerous concerns over logistics efficiency. Among them, the regional integration of the trucking industry is perceived as a major problem. This paper utilizes a combination of unpublished data surveys and published data (mainly port data) to assess the extent...

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Marianne Ulriksen - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

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. In this article, I explore the reasons for this...

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Abel Kinyondo, Carol Newman, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have been successfully used as an industrial policy tool in many countries. Efforts to create SEZs in Tanzania began in 2002, and were stepped up through the establishment of the Export Processing Zone Authority (EPZA) in 2006. A number of state-run zones are now in...

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