This brief draws from a research report titled “Assessing women empowerment in Tanzania: the case of the Productive Social Safety Net Programme”. The research was funded by the International Development Centre (IDRC) as part of a research programme on “Growth and Opportunities for Women” and supported by the Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF). It is based on the analysis of culture, religious and legal factors that affect the empowerment of women through Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs). Its main thrust is that for women’s empowerment and disempowerment to be clearly understood, there is a need for a deeper analysis of factors that enable and constrain women’s capabilities to assert themselves as they struggle to fit into the gendered spaces and ladders of power in their households and communities. CCTs are aimed at enabling the poorest of the poor to meet their basic needs while they find ways to get out of poverty. Poverty in Tanzania is more prevalent in rural areas and among women. Evidence from this study indicates that although both women and men experience poverty, women tend to suffer more from poverty because of prevailing cultural and religious beliefs and practices, legal systems, and household leadership structures. These combine with other institutional and systemic factors to adversely affect poverty and prosperity among women.
This policy brief assesses rice production and consumption in Tanzania, the cultivated area of rice and yields obtained. It also presents the market dynamics of the rice sub-sector by assessing its exports, imports as well as its prices in the domestic and international market. Lastly, it presents challenges hindering trade competitiveness and provides policy recommendations […]
This policy brief aims at assessing learning outcomes by looking at inputs, commitments and competencies of service providers in the education and health sectors. The survey was conducted in two rounds in 2014 and 2016/17. The two surveys had been preceded by a pilot conducted in 2010 in Tanzania and Senegal, which allows Tanzania to […]
The Internet has the potential to improve public administration, servicedelivery, and citizen engagement (Castells, 2009; Chadwick, 2006,2013). In the early 2000s, the Tanzania government adopted onlinegovernment information provision and established the technicalstandards and guidelines for government websites in 2014 (UnitedRepublic of Tanzania, 2014). E-information stands for provision ofinformation via government websites and social media pages. […]
This policy brief assesses trade development and competitiveness of the leather value chain in Tanzania, focusing on market competitiveness and production capacity. It also assesses the challenges hindering the trade competitiveness of the leather industry and provides recommendations on how to boost the trade competitiveness of the leather sector given that Tanzania has a significant […]