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, 2003). The importance attached to the education sector manifests itself in various national development frameworks. From early 2000s, the Poverty Reduction Strategy identified education as one of the priority social sector. Later during implementation of the successor National Strategy for Growth and Poverty Reduction (MKUKUTA), emphasized improvement of quality of life and social well-being, which included education, health, and water as one of its three outcome areas. The most recent second Five-Year Development Plan covering the period 2016/17 to 2020/21 also gives special attention to the education sector as a key quality enhancer of the country’s labour force in realizing the National Development Vision 2025, which aimed to take the country to the middle-income status, driven by industrialization by 2025 (URT, 2016).
The effects of institutional bottlenecks on
enterprise development and competitiveness in
productive sectors in Tanzania
This policy brief flags areas of crucial policy concerns in the context of the prevailing legal and regulatory framework for enterprise development and competitiveness. It draws on analyses and findings from REPOA’s Research Project on Institutional Analysis of Enterprise Development and Competitiveness (EDC) in Tanzania. The research draws on analyses of primary and secondary data […]
Uwezeshaji wa Wananawake Kwenye Uzalishaji,Utafutaji wa Kipato, Umiliki wa Raslimali na Uongozi KupitiaMpango wa Kukuza Uwezo wa Kaya Maskini (PSSN)
Kitabu kinachohusu Uwezeshaji wa Wanawake Tanzania kama sehemu ya Sera za Kudumisha Ustawi wa Jamii (Empowering Women in Tanzania in the Contexts of Contemporary Social Policy) kimetolewa na REPOA kwa madhumuni ya kutoa uchambuzi wa kisera, matukio na taasisi ambazo ni sehemu ya mihimili ya jitihada za serikali za kuwawezesha wanawake Tanzania. Dokezo hili linatoa […]
This brief summarises the theoretical chapters in the book on Youth Transition from School to Work: A Case Study of VETA in Tanzania whose aim is to increase understanding about the barriers to youth employment and transition to work in the context of Tanzania’s new industrialization drive. The brief concentrates on key factors that influence […]
This brief summarises results from a study that assessed the extent to which social assistance offered by TASAF through the PSSN contributes to the empowerment of women in terms of increasing their economic, political and social influence on their lives, their households and their communities.