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 competitiveness of Tanzanian Manufacturing sector within a small set of indicators, and informed by the context of the study based on its Terms of reference.
Overall, we find that the level of Tanzania’s manufacturing competitiveness has been improving gradually since 2007 in two ways. First, based on the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), the Tanzania has been performing strongly in areas of macroeconomic environment and institutions. Second and more importantly, productivity within the industrial manufacturing sector has been improving, albeit at a small extent. However, in both of these aspects, our analysis identified areas where Tanzania has continued to perform poorly or factors holding Tanzania’s ability to leap frog in competitiveness space. For instance, from the GCI, Tanzania scores low in innovation and sophistication factors, higher education and training. Furthermore, reflecting low export capacity, Tanzania is positioned among the bottom countries in our MECI estimation falling behind Rwanda and Kenya.
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 […]
Evidence from the National Panel Data Using the three waves of the National Panel Data (NPS) in Tanzania, 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 […]
This report highlights the state of 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 report, […]
Geita Gold Mine, Tanzania This study assessed the contribution of Geita Gold Mine (GGM) to the livelihoods of local communities in Geita District. Specifically, it assessed the effectiveness of corporate social responsibility implementation, determined the extent to which GGM