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 documents like a driving license, police assistance, power and electricity supply, recreation and entertainment, roads, safety and security, social security, transportation, and water and sanitation. Some of these services are provided by the private sector. It is hoped that the findings inform policymakers how to better manage urbanization and critically improve ongoing urbanization processes toward social justice – in Dar es Salaam and in Tanzania.
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 […]
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 […]