How Countries are Performing on the Road to Recovery
The deep economic recession triggered by COVID-19 continues to have profound economic and social consequences. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, unemployment rates have rapidly increased in most developing and advanced economies, and poverty rates have begun to rise again, reversing the gains achieved over the past few decades. According to the latest estimates, the economic and health crisis triggered by COVID-19 is expected to push between 88 million and 115 million more people into extreme poverty in 2020. When looking at working hour losses experienced by the global economy, 245 million full-time jobs are expected to be lost globally by the end of 2020, which amounts to a loss of the productive capacity of 8.6% of the global workforce. The crisis has also revealed the inadequacies of existing infrastructure and policies, ranging from social protection systems to healthcare.
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 […]