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Josaphat Kweka, Julian Boys, Amrita Saha - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

The private sector and enterprises have a key role to play in the development of the Tanzanian economy. This Policy Brief provides insights and solutions that could offer business sectors the vital policy support that they need to develop and grow. Linkages with large firms provide a...

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– Application of a structural gravity model
Vincent Leyaro - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

By measuring the effects of forming and joining a regional integration bloc using an augmented structural gravity model, this paper finds that the East African Community (EAC) and EAC Customs Union have significantly enhanced Tanzanian trade into EAC markets. Kenya has continued to be the main...

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– Facilitating inclusion, organization, and rights for street vendors
Ilona Steiler, Chediel Nyirenda - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

In spite of having some intensive national strategies to address poverty, Tanzania lacks a coherent national strategy to ensure sustainable livelihoods for those working in its informal economy, of which street vending is an important sector. Based on qualitative, in-depth data collected...

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Vincent Leyaro, Elineema Kisanga, Michael Noble, Gemma Wright, Helen Barnes - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

View the latest TAZMOD country report here. 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...

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Elineema Kisanga, Vincent Leyaro, Wahabi Matengo, Michael Noble, Helen Barnes, Gemma Wright - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper explores the distributional impact of lowering the value-added tax rate for standard-rated items in Tanzania Mainland. Using a static tax-benefit microsimulation model—TAZMOD—which is underpinned by data derived from the Household Budget Survey 2017/18, reductions in...

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Roseline Misati, Kethi Ngoka - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This study sought to examine the main constraints to manufacturing export competitiveness in Tanzania. Using panel data for the period 1997–2018, the study established that supply-side factors dominate demand-side factors in explaining manufacturing export competitiveness. Specifically,...

Aimable Nsabimana - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Economics researcher Aimable Nsabimana shares the relevance and inspiration behind his recent work with UNU-WIDER on climate change and human development in Tanzania. How can research contribute to the wellbeing in Africa?  In 2019, I spent some months at UNU-WIDER in Helsinki as a...

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Ralitza Dimova, Sandra Kristine Halvorsen, Milla Nyyssölä, Kunal Sen - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

What drives livelihood diversification among predominantly rural households in developing countries and how can welfare-enhancing patterns be established and sustained in the long run? A large literature has focused on whether income diversification is a means of survival or a means of...

– Global versus regional value chains
Julian Boys, Antonio Andreoni - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

As COVID-19 ravages international trade and production, policy-makers are shifting their sights from global value chains (GVCs) to regional value chains (RVCs) as pathways to industrialization. This blog presents evidence from the textiles and apparel sector in Tanzania, which shows that...

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Bethuel Kinyanjui Kinuthia - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines the impact of the government input subsidy—the National Agriculture Input Voucher—on farmers’ production and welfare in Tanzania as well as the factors that influence agricultural production in the country. The analysis is based on the Living Standards...

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Anne Kamau, Maureen Odongo - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

The implementation of a Single Customs Territory by East African Community countries is intended to ease the movement of goods across borders by cutting costs and time through harmonization and simplification of customs documents, removal of burdensome customs procedures, and automation of...

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– The case of Tanzania
Maureen Were, Lekinyi Mollel - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Rising public debt in sub-Saharan Africa remains a matter of concern. We provide an analysis of public debt and debt sustainability in Tanzania, focusing on external debt. Though current and previous analyses using the IMF-World Bank debt sustainability framework indicate low risk of public...

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Rumman Khan, Oliver Morrissey - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper uses three waves of Tanzanian National Panel Surveys (2008/09, 2010/11, and 2012/13) to construct a panel from 3,676 households that appear in at least two waves to explore the effect of income diversification on household welfare measured in terms of food consumption. The analysis...

UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Special economic zones (SEZ) in Africa are generally regarded as underperforming relative to their peers in the rest of the world. To explain this underperformance and to support success in the future it is important to analyse the key features and what is lacking in the design of African special...

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– Gender and innovation
Laura Barasa - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Innovation generally takes place in male-dominated industries. A gender gap might therefore exist. This study used data from the 2015 Tanzania Firm-Level Skills Survey to investigate the gender innovation gap between female-owned enterprises and male-owned enterprises. A non-linear Blinder...

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– Can linkages with large firms spur the growth of SMEs in Tanzania?
Josaphat Kweka, Fadhili Sooi - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

A recent strand of literature on small and medium enterprise (SME) development identifies linkages with large firms as some of the enablers of development and competitiveness. However, there is a dearth of empirical studies on the topic. In this study, we assess the extent and determinants of...

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