Evidence from Tanzania and Kenya
Although microfinance institutions (MFIs) are the most prominent providers of financial services to low-income people, their economic and social performance is subject to debate. How MFIs are governed is likely to affect their efficiency, outreach to the poor, sustainability, and impact on poverty alleviation. This study explores and examines the effects of the governing board on the social and financial performance of MFIs. The first phase of the study explores MFI board members’ awareness and perception of their roles and how this affected their participation in the board and their influence on it.
The report identifies and proposes responses to the bottlenecks to improving competitiveness and diversification in selected agricultural export-oriented sectors along Tanzania’s main export corridors. The report is structured as follows. Chapter 1 provides and introduction and background to the project – and the methodology used in undertaking the study. Chapter 2 provides a detailed account […]
This study seeks to highlight the implications of entering an EPA with the EU for the EAC in general and URT in particular to provide a strong basis for negotiation of the EPA. Thus, the overall objective of the study is to provide a comprehensive assessment of the costs and benefits to Tanzania of implementing […]
The study involved a brief evaluation of the existing leather processing and leather products-making industries’ current status. The work was divided into four phases: desk review to relevant literature; fieldwork in seven (7) regions of Tanzania, which took place from 27th October to 9th November 2020; focus group discussion, held on 17th November 2020; and […]
The freight logistics sector of Tanzania faces capacity-related challenges, which undermine its efficiency and lead to poor services, delays, compliance challenges, and low competitiveness, among others. The negative impact is felt nationally and in countries across the region that use the Tanzania transport logistics corridors. While benchmark figures exist on the regulatory aspects of the […]