REPOA has released Afrobarometer findings on the economic growth and social services delivery in Tanzania which reveal that despite annual economic growth rates averaging of 7%, a majority of Tanzanians say their current living conditions are bad.
According to this 2014 Afrobarometer survey, negative public perceptions of the country’s economic condition are also significantly higher than a decade ago.
- Two-thirds (67%) of Tanzanians say the current economic condition of the country is “fairly bad” or “very bad” (Figure 1), an increase from 42% in 2003 . A similar proportion (63%) see their personal living condition as bad.
- Only half of Tanzanians are satisfied with the government’s performance in delivering education services. The rating on government performance in delivering health and water services is even lower.
- Slightly higher than 7 out of 10 Tanzanians who say that the government is badly handling delivering of social services are also saying that the current economic condition of this country is bad
- Similarly, majority of those who perceive poor performance in governance (71% of those who feel that corruption has increased and 74% of those who feel that it is difficult to find out how government spends revenues from taxes) also express dissatisfaction with the current economic condition.
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