Over the past decade, Tanzania has seen its economy grow and strengthen. With an average growth rate of 6.9%, the country is ahead of the sub-Saharan African average of 4.9%. Despite this, poverty is still high, raising questions about the quality and long-term impact of this growth.
This set of policy essays, based on discussions at a DEGRP/REPOA high-level conference in Dar es Salaam earlier this year, explores the challenges of and potential solutions for economic transformation and ongoing economic growth in Tanzania.
Featuring contributions from leading researchers as well as a keynote speech from Governor of the Bank of Tanzania Professor Benno Ndulu, the essays focus on issues such as agricultural productivity, microfinance, industrialisation, and the transition from manufacturing to service industries.
- Policy essays: Sustaining growth and structural transformation in Africa
- Project page: Improving microfinance regulation to support growth and innovation in micro-enterprise
- Project page: Agricultural supply chains, growth and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Project page: Industrial productivity, health sector performance and policy synergies for inclusive growth