Josaphat Kweka

Josaphat Kweka is Lead Consultant and CEO at Talanta International and Senior Research Associate at Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF). He has a PhD in economics from the University of Nottingham, a Masters and a Bachelor of Arts (Econ) from the University of Dar es Salaam. He is also a Research Fellow at ESRF where he researches on trade, regional integration issues and Private Sector Development. He is a nominated member of the Task Force on the implementation of the familiar ILO’s globalisation project for Tanzania and a member of steering committee on SME development for the Ministry of Industry and Trade. His research interests lie in the area of development economics, mainly trade and regional integration, tourism economics and public sector.

Content by Josaphat Kweka
  • Blog post

    From transport to growth corridor: Do communities benefit from the Central Railway Transit Corridor in Tanzania?

    The government of Tanzania has embarked on a journey to revive the railways, through its investment in the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) on the central corridor. The 2,561 km Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) line will connect the port of Dar es Salaam to Tanzania's land-locked neighbours (Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, and Eastern DR Congo). The project is estimated to cost $14.2...

    12 Mar 2019 | Josaphat Kweka

  • Project

    Assessing the economic benefits of transit trade: The case of Tanzania - Phase 2

    The Government of Tanzania, through the Planning Commission, is keen to support initiatives aimed at transforming transit corridors into economic corridors such that the ongoing and planned transport infrastructure become more beneficial to the local communities. Such a policy priority needs a clear understanding of various dimensions through which transit trade impacts on...

    12 Jan 2018 | Josaphat Kweka, Solomon Michael

  • Blog post

    Assessing the economic benefits of transit trade in Tanzania

    Tanzania benefits significantly from transit trade, serving as a potential driver of economic growth, welfare and local enterprise development. This highlights the indispensable role of the government in promoting transit trade in the country. The untapped potential of transit trade in Tanzania One of the highlights of the Tanzanian 2017 budget speech was the abolishment...

    4 Dec 2017 | Josaphat Kweka, Solomon Michael

  • Project

    Assessing the economic benefits of transit trade: The case of Tanzania

    The aim of this study is to assess the economic benefits of transit trade (the trade arisingĀ from the passage of goods through one country or region to another) to a transit country, using the case study of Tanzania. Transit trade is vital in facilitating economic transformation and regional trade, while contributing to the growth of employment, incomes, tax revenues, and...

    8 May 2017 | Josaphat Kweka, Solomon Michael