The Case of Ilala Municipality, Dar-es-Salaam
This study investigates the constraints that urban youth face in their quest for employment in the urban mainstream economy. RAWG (2012) warns that the unincorporated informal enterprises created by rural-to-urban youth migrants will result in the creation of informal urban enterprises with low levels of labour productivity. These informal enterprises will limit the prospects for the country to develop a more diversified economy (from agriculture), where industry, through MSMEs (micro and small enterprises), will play a larger role in the economy. RAWG (2012) argues for business formalisation – i.e. including legal and regulatory frameworks (licensing, business formalisation, access to business premises, and taxes), infrastructure (transport, energy, and ICT), registration of land, access to finance, building a culture of enterprise, and provision of business support services – to rectify this situation.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]