Can Poverty Mapping be used to predict change in per capita consumption in Tanzania over time?
In recent years a technique has been developed to obtain generate poverty estimates for small geographical areas where the available data is not representative. This estimation method, in popular terms called poverty mapping, combines data sources of the population in total, with data from surveys of household income and consumption. A population-wide census covers the entire population but only provides a limited amount of information, while data from household surveys provide detailed information, but only for of a limited sample
The Internet has the potential to improve public administration, service delivery, and citizen engagement (Castells, 2009; Chadwick, 2006, 2013). In the early 2000s, the Tanzania government adopted online government information provision and established the technical standards and guidelines for government websites in 2014 (United Republic of Tanzania, 2014). E-information stands for provision of information via […]
Since independence in 1961, Tanzania declared war against three social enemies, which are ignorance, poverty, and diseases. The fight against ignorance was to succeed by giving special attention to the education sector. Thus, throughout the history of Tanzania, education is regarded a key priority for development that impacts the lives of people (Rajani & Omondi, […]
Good health is indispensable towards promoting the well-being of people as well as the nation’s development (World Bank, 2016). Tanzania like many other developing countries has marked health as a priority matter that needs much attention – making the country committed to goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals of 2030 (Lee & Tarimo, 2018). […]
Recognizing the crucial role that domestic revenue mobilisation plays in financing sustainable development, governments in developing countries have increased interest in taxing informal businesses to increase domestic revenue collections (Joshi & Ayee, 2008). However, the sector is often characterized by unregistered businesses and poor tax administrative systems, resulting in a substantially reduced tax basis.The sector […]