A Case Study of the Vocational Education and Training in Tanzania (VETA)
The economic downturn and declining social sector performance in the period 1980-1995 have substantially influenced the debate on skills supply and demand in Tanzania. The downturn saw a substantial decline in the key skills indicator of literacy that had reached a high of 90.4 per cent less than a decade earlier. Central to the debate concerned that the key skills inputs such as primary school enrolment and primary-secondary transition rates were either falling or stagnating. While there have been improvements in schooling in recent years, the skills debate has nonetheless continued to be informed not least by an absolute increase in youth unemployment in recent years. Recent estimates suggest that at least 2 out of 5 youth are in a state of long-term joblessness or unemployment for a period of one year or more.
Empowering Women in Tanzania
IN THE CONTEXT OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL POLICY REFORMS The policy focus on women empowerment has gathered traction lately partly as a result of encouraging the growth of the world economy, a renewed focus on inequality, and the initial success of large-scale income and livelihoods social programmes. Efforts aiming at empowerment have largely been distributional, characterised […]
Agricultural Policy and Poverty Reduction in Tanzania
This book focuses on a selected number of policy interventions in the agricultural sector with the view to determining factors that have supported or constrained the success of these interventions in poverty reduction which is the main objective of development initiatives and interventions in Tanzania.
An Institutional account of public service reforms
A Case Study of Civic Engagement in Water and Sanitation in Tanzania This research examines the role of civic engagement in the evolving systems for providing water and sanitation in Tanzania. This issue is timely because, after more than a decade of implementing civic engagement reforms, little is known on how the public participates in […]
Drivers of Farm Household Incomes in Rural Tanzania
Throughout the history of Tanzania, agriculture has been considered the back bone of its economy. Its contribution to the export earnings has been sizable. Its role in ensuring domestic food security has always been very important. Even more importantly, it employs more than 70% of the population, most ofthem living in rural areas where poverty […]