This paper explores the processes of economic change in rural Tanzania. It investigates some of the factors that have contributed to the adoption of innovations in economic practice in Ulanga District, Morogoro Region, since the 1990s.1 Understanding the factors which contribute to innovation is important for understanding how actual change occurs in rural areas. It also highlights important limitations in current policy models of change that are based on specific assumptions about economic behaviour and the impact of agricultural technologies. By focusing only on individual behaviour or the impact of technology, policy models of change fail to capture the multiple factors that generate change in particular settings.
In addressing generalized poverty, social protection strategies have taken a promotive approach whereby strategies are extended to arenas such as strengthening the production capabilities of the poor. This approach emphasizes the design of public actions for helping people to manage risk and adversity, but also contributes to larger policy objectives of economic growth and poverty […]
In Quest of Inclusive Growth: Exploring the Nexus between Economic Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Tanzania
Tanzania’s impressive economic growth during the past decade has not resulted in significant poverty reduction. It is in that context that this study seeks to analyze the nexus between economic growth, employment, and poverty in a manner that contributes to the understanding of how the rate poverty reduction can be accelerated
Natural gas, like many other natural endowments, is a finite resource. Its consumption today is a subtraction from, and detrimental to, the resources of future generations. Therefore, the extraction of finite resources must be based on, and guided by, broad and long-term considerations instead of being limited to immediate and short-term proceeds and benefits. Put […]
Increasingly, setting the institutional arrangements for remunerating high public officeholders (HPOs) is seen as a central design issue for improving governance. In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), recent efforts to review and revise national constitutions and/or introduce new government structures have brought this issue to the fore. Changes in these “grand institutions” provide rare opportunities to devise […]