Tanzania’s policy path has been characterized by institutional reforms aimed at increasing efficiency and productivity in key sectors of the economy. This brief examines the potential of various forms of institutional innovations in building competitiveness of smallholder agriculture in Tanzania. Evidence used shows that while some policies and interventions after independence contributed to the poor performance in export crop production, structural adjustments and trade liberalisation did not reverse performance as envisaged. The core argument is that a combination of market and non-market institutions is crucial in addressing market failures and other policy and institutional rigidities that impede the competitiveness of smallholder farmers in agricultural production.
Tanzania has achieved sustained rates of economic growth for the past ten years and is moving towards middle income status. Maintaining these gains while ensuring that development is inclusive is a core objective of the second National Five-Year Development Plan which places industrialisation as the key pillar of national development strategy. Capturing value through agro-processing, […]
Muhtasari huu unatoa taswira fupi ya tathmini ya mchango wa ushirikishwaji wa wananchi katika mifumo badilifu ya utoaji wa huduma za maji safi na maji taka (WATSAN) nchini Tanzania. Tathmini hii imefanyika katika wakati muafaka ambapo pamoja na kuwa na zaidi ya muongo mmoja wa utekelezaji wa maboresho ya sera ya maji.
Sera nyingi zilizobuniwa na kutekelezwa katika kipindi cha uongozi wa Baba wa Taifa wa Tanzania Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, zilitilia mkazo sana mendeleo vijijini kupitia sera ya Ujamaa na Kujitegemea ambayo nia yake ilikuwa ni kuondoa mifumo ambayo ilikuwa inaendeleza umaskini na dhuluma kwa walio wengi.
Does obtaining a lot of schooling guarantee a quick transition to employment? Evidence from TVET graduates in Tanzania
This brief assesses the effect of the length of schooling on how long a Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) graduate spends unemployed. The analysis is motivated by observations that despite some 800,000 to 1,000,000 of graduates entering the labour market in Tanzania every year (NBS, 2015), on average the economy creates only about 250,000 […]