Challenges, Prospects & Policy Options for Tanzania Assessing competitiveness of such a dynamic sector as Manufacturing can be a daunting task, not least because of the various issues that need to be taken into consideration in its definition, measurement and profiles. This study has attempted to define and measure the competitiveness of Tanzanian Manufacturing sector within a small set of indicators and informed by the context of the study based on its Terms of reference. Overall, we find that the level of Tanzania’s manufacturing competitiveness has been improving gradually since 2007 in two ways. First, based on the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), Tanzania has been performing strongly in areas of macroeconomic environment and institutions. Second and more importantly, productivity within the industrial manufacturing sector has been improving, albeit at a small extent. However, in both of these aspects, our analysis identified areas where Tanzania has continued to perform poorly or factors holding Tanzania’s ability to leapfrog in competitiveness space. For instance, from the GCI, Tanzania scores low in innovation and sophistication factors, higher education and training. Furthermore, reflecting low export capacity, Tanzania is positioned among the bottom countries in our MECI estimation falling behind Rwanda and Kenya.
The global economy has encountered a slowdown in growth and capital flows in the last few years. The global downturn has in part been a product of lower than expected growth from some of the leading economies, mainly China and the European Union, geopolitical friction, trade disputes, disruptive weather patterns and a declining demand for […]
A Research Agenda Tanzania has since the 1990s undertaken a comprehensive reform agenda focusing on several areas including macro-fiscal and public financial management policies that address systems and processes that form fiscal structures. This focus had as its broad objective to contribute to the achievement of macroeconomic stability and sustainable and inclusive growth and poverty […]
Are there Employment Prospects for Partnered Women in Tanzania when Migrating? Evidence from the National Panel Data
This study considers the effects of family migration on labor market outcomes for the migrant partnered women. Whereas most partnered women are ‘tied’ migrants, results from the dynamic random effects model establish that, migrant women who were not employed in their previous places of residence are more likely to find jobs than similar non-migrant women. […]
This report highlights the state of the business environment in Tanzania by presenting both the trends and current status of key areas affecting DB. The next section set the analytical stage by outlining the conceptual framework followed by methodology (section 3) and review of policies (section 4). Section 5 as the core section of the […]