This brief summarises the findings of a study conducted in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in 2006 that examined how children’s work in small businesses impacts the development of their entrepreneurship. The study revealed that the participation of children in small businesses is largely influenced by push factors, particularly the lack of educational opportunities and alternative occupational activities. However, the small businesses had, in the short run, little influence on the development of children’s entrepreneurial talents, though a proportion of respondents felt that the businesses were educative. Limited ownership, lack of participation in decision making and low levels of satisfaction in their businesses were cited by most children interviewed. All of these factors act as impediments to entrepreneurial development.
Tanzania has achieved sustained rates of economic growth for the past ten years and is moving towards middle income status. Maintaining these gains while ensuring that development is inclusive is a core objective of the second National Five-Year Development Plan which places industrialisation as the key pillar of national development strategy.
A broader tax base will enhance tax compliance in Tanzania Huge reservoirs of natural gas have been discovered offshore the southern coast of Tanzania. The country might become a large producer of gas, and a potential exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) during the next decades.
Targeted Not Blanket Allocation, is key to improving effectiveness of input use through voucher schemes
Agriculture development strategies continue to play an integral role in the economies and livelihoods of the poor in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) because of their predominantly agrarian economies and agriculture provides employment to large proportions of the population. Despite their importance to local economies, these strategies have historically been driven by funding from international development agencies. […]
The literature on political economy of decentralization underscores the importance of intergovernmental transfers as a vehicle for achieving national social, economic and political policy goals when administrative and financial powers are devolved to lower levels of government. Decentralization left without considering the capacity of authorities to raise enough resources and address needs will enhance inequity […]