Tanzania’s rate of urbanization is estimated to be about 5%, and the urban population will grow to 35.5 million in 2030, and 76.5 million in 2050. Dar es Salaam, the biggest commercial city, will have a population of over 10 million people by 2030, thus will be, by definition, a mega-city. Urbanization is often taken as an indicator for development: historically, industrialization and urban productivity, with its significant changes in the structure of a society, led to urbanization. This is not the case in Tanzania today. How exactly does rapid urbanization in Tanzania affect good governance and deliberative democracy? This policy brief specifically examines how citizens in Dar es Salaam have access to decision-making processes. It is hoped that findings inform policymakers on how to critically improve ongoing urbanization processes towards social justice – in Dar es Salaam, and in Tanzania.
To better understand whether all urban dwellers can access public services equally, this policy brief examines the extent to which public services are available in Dar es Salaam and for whom. The analysis of public services covers agricultural extension services, education, guaranteed security of tenure, health care and medical services, housing, and provision of identity […]
In a drive to better understand urbanization processes in Sub-Saharan Africa, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) supported research to address knowledge gaps, particularly related to the ‘just city’ pillars: dignity, rights and responsibilities, equity and diversity, and democracy – as well as opportunities for the ‘urban poor’ to influence urban policy. In Tanzania, the baseline survey was conducted […]
The overall objective of this research project is to identify institutional bottlenecks that limit competitiveness and enterprise development in the productive sectors– and the enabling policy framework to address them effectively. Specifically, the research project will seek to undertake three objectives, namely (i) Analysis of the institutional framework for enterprisedevelopment and competitiveness; (ii) Analysis of […]
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 […]