This policy brief explores the working conditions of transporters, truck drivers in particular in the development mineral value chain. It uses data collected through questionnaires and Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) conducted in nine districts of Dar es Salaam and Coastal regions in September 2020. Truck drivers in the development minerals sub-sector play a key role in establishing a network to facilitate the supply of materials from the sources to consumers. The majority of truck drivers do not possess written employment contracts to give them employment security which makes their jobs vulnerable, at the discretion of owners. Oral agreements between truck owners and drivers make the latter work beyond formal working hours to meet given targets. Truck drivers carry a burden of emerging costs including breakdowns, bribes to unscrupulous authorities and time wasted due to road challenges. Some community members associate truck drivers with adverse consequences of the sub-sector including environmental pollution, soil erosion and noise pollution. Read more…!
This policy brief presents the summary of the findings from the Round 8 of the Afrobarometer survey conducted in Tanzania in March-April 2021 concerning citizens’ perceptions on the free movement of people within East African borders. An increasing number of Tanzanians in both urban and rural areas support free movement of people for trade and […]
Tanzanians have mixed views on free cross-border trade but support government autonomy in handling its internal affairs
On this Policy Brief, the findings as picked from the Afrobarometer Survey Round 8 conducted in March and April 2021 show that Tanzanians are divided on supporting free trade. They, however, value the need of having controlled foreign traders in the country. Read the full details into this brief as linked further below. REPOA is […]
The 2022-23 Business Climate Survey for Nordic Companies in Tanzania is a joint initiative of the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and REPOA. The survey is based on a mixed methods assessment of firms drawn from a non-probability sample of 99 firms operating in Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar. The survey was carried out between […]
On this Policy Brief, the findings as picked from the Afrobarometer Survey Round 8 reveal that Tanzanians value more independent pursuit of development than conditional foreign financing. REPOA is Tanzania’s Afrobarometer country partner. The following are the key policy recommendations: Please read the full details of this Afrobarometer survey related brief just below…