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  • Project

    Could the provision of a microcredit induce electricity uptake? Evidence from a randomised controlled trial in rural Tanzania

    The recently adopted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim at ensuring universal access to electricity by 2030. Consequently, since 2007, the government of Tanzania has devoted significant effort and resources to its rural electrification programme. Under this programme, households need to pay only TZS 27,000 (USD 13) to get connected to grid electricity,...

    7 Dec 2018 | Remidius Ruhinduka, Razack Lokina, Onesmo Selejio

  • Project

    Diagnosing energy-efficient and resilient urban development in Dar es Salaam: A spatial planning approach

    With a population of over 5 million people, Dar es Salaam is the largest city and economic hub of Tanzania. By the year 2050, Dar es Salaam will be one of Africa’s largest megacities with a population exceeding 10 million people. Yet, what impact will future population growth have on residential energy use dynamics in the city? Enabling a sustainable and resilient energy...

    7 Dec 2018 | Heather MacLean, Chibulu Luo

  • Project

    Analysis of the EAC Common External Tariff

    The Government of Tanzania is currently involved in the negotiations at the East African Community (EAC)-level of the rules of origin and the Common External Tariff (CET), which unifies the customs duties, import quotas, preferences and other non-tariff barriers across all Member States of the customs union. The leading government institutions for this project are the...

    26 Nov 2018 | Razack Lokina

  • Event

    Steering sustainable energy use and low-carbon growth in Dar Es Salaam

    IGC (Tanzania) is hosting a stakeholder workshop aimed at fostering a comprehensive agenda for low-carbon growth and sustainable energy use in Dar es Salaam. The workshop is being hosted in collaboration with researchers at the University of Toronto, including Ms. Chibulu Luo, Co-Principal Investigator on the new IGC Small Grant Project on “Energy-Efficient and Resilient...

    7 November 2018

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Liquidity constraint, LPG stoves, and charcoal consumption: A randomised controlled trial in Tanzania

    14 Jun 2018 | Yonas Alem, Remidius Ruhinduka, Peter Berck

  • Blog post

    Can the MSME sector transform the Tanzanian economy?

    Although it’s true that the average MSMEs and informal firm is small and doesn’t grow, this doesn’t mean that MSMEs don’t have a key role to play in economic growth and structural transformation. Evidence suggests that a small number of high growth firms can have a growth and productivity impact. Policy needs to accommodate different types of MSMEs and target policy...

    23 Mar 2018 | Joshua Chipman

  • Event

    Towards 2025: why national competitiveness matters

    The aim of this REPOA workshop supported by the IGC is to provoke and promote policy dialogue and research on the importance of competitiveness in the transformation of the Tanzanian economy. The event arrives at an important stage in the country’s development, halfway through the implementation of the Long-Term Perspective Plan (LTPP), 2011/2012-2025/2026. This provides...

    4–5 April 2018

  • Blog post

    Do school electrification and provision of digital media deliver educational benefits?

    Does school electrification affect educational achievement? Does jointly providing educational video affect educational achievement? A first of its kind study in Tanzania attempts to find answers to these questions. There is a substantial gap in economic literature exploring the effect of school electrification on education achievement. Recently, a cross-sector...

    5 Mar 2018 | Michael Greenstone, Hee Kwon Seo

  • Project

    Monitoring emerging small towns in Tanzania: A ‘proof of concept’

    Tanzania’s President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) worries that many Emerging Small Towns (ESTs) in the country are still officially recognised as rural locations. Estimates indicate that there may be as many as 800 ESTs. PO-RALG has identified the lack of accurate and timely information on ESTs as a major obstacle to sound policy...

    20 Feb 2018 | Neil Chalmers, Joachim De Weerdt, Hanne Van Cappellen