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 reduction, within a framework of fiscal sustainability. While the objectives of fiscal policy are similar across countries, country specifics make it necessary to have fiscal frameworks that take into consideration specific country characteristics and challenges. In the Tanzanian case critical challenges around revenue, expenditure, financing and debt management have been prominent in the process in view of their importance in achieving macroeconomic development and social needs. Thus, some areas of focus have included macro-fiscal targets such as debt-to-GDP, tax-to-GDP, and expenditure-to-GDP. The focus has also been on openness in the budget process to enhance transparency and accountability, and on fiscal decentralization as it relates to the inter-governmental fiscal relations. The understanding has been that having a good framework in place provides the foundation for good budgeting including its credibility and sound fiscal policies that ensure fiscal sustainability and macroeconomic stability, with a view to bringing about overall development to the country.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]