Part I of the book comprises of two chapters that provide the scope and context for the ensuing sector analysis. This introductory part explores the underlying macroeconomic environment for Petroleum resources, institutions and politics. Analysis of both the empirical and theoretical literature on Petroleum resources forces the authors to review the concept of a “resource curse” and the conditions under which it is likely to prevail. The introduction then revolves to charting the evolution of the Petroleum sector in Tanzania. Here the book analyzes the contribution of Petroleum to Tanzania’s economy and reviews the evolution of the nascent value chain. The Part concludes by inviting reflections on the prospects and challenges for the sector in Tanzania.
This book focuses on a selected number of policy interventions in the agricultural sector with the view to determining factors that have supported or constrained the success of these interventions in poverty reduction which is the main objective of development initiatives and interventions in Tanzania.
A Case Study of Civic Engagement in Water and Sanitation in Tanzania This research examines the role of civic engagement in the evolving systems for providing water and sanitation in Tanzania. This issue is timely because, after more than a decade of implementing civic engagement reforms, little is known on how the public participates in […]
Throughout the history of Tanzania, agriculture has been considered the back bone of its economy. Its contribution to the export earnings has been sizable. Its role in ensuring domestic food security has always been very important. Even more importantly, it employs more than 70% of the population, most ofthem living in rural areas where poverty […]
Case Studies of Smallholder Farmers in Tanzania The research informing this book examines the potential for various forms of institutional innovations in building competitiveness of smallholder agriculture in Tanzania. It was inspired by a review of the performance of the agricultural sector since Tanzanian independence in 1961, from which it is hypothesized that persistent structural […]