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  • Project

    Experimental impacts of Tanzania’s conditional cash transfer on household investment choices

    There has been a debate within Tanzania's government about whether to continue the Productive Social Safety Net (PSSN), a project which supports social insurance and assistance to the poorest households. Some policymakers have argued that the PSSN has had few results on children and negative labour supply effects by getting households “on the dole”, despite little...

    6 Dec 2019 | Rema Hanna

  • Project

    Leveraging informal institutions to raise land formalisation

    There are large swathes of land in urban Africa that are allocated low values of built capital, remain unplanned, and are settled under limited property rights. Since the 1999 Land Act, the government in Tanzania is working towards universally titled urban land. Despite this, uptake of titles remains low in many urban areas. As argued in the literature, aside from moral...

    2 Dec 2019 | Tanner Regan, Martina Manara

  • Publication - Project Report, Working Paper

    Horticulture, and wood and furniture industries in Tanzania: Performance, challenges and potential policy approaches

    This paper analyses two resource-based manufacturing industries in Tanzania: processing of horticultural goods and wood products and furniture. In several developing countries resource-based industrialization has worked as an engine of structural transformation. In Tanzania, these industries are still too small and inefficient. While industrial policy could help address the...

    27 Nov 2019 | Francesca Guadagno, Samuel Mwita Wangwe, Michele Delera, André Castro

  • Project

    Scoping visit: Job creation ecosystems in African secondary cities

    Both international organisations and African governments increasingly acknowledge that secondary cities are pivotal in fostering the development of inclusive, productive and job-rich growth. Despite the growing emphasis on balanced urbanisation processes and investment in secondary cities, national strategies around these issues are often devised without giving attention to...

    10 Oct 2019 | Gregory Randolph, Sabina Dewan, Kartik Akileswaran

  • Project

    Monitoring emerging small towns in Tanzania: outline ideas for a ‘proof of concept’ study

    The Tanzania President’s Office on 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.  The PO-RALG has identified the lack of accurate and timely information on ESTs as a major obstacle to sound...

    20 Sep 2019 | Joachim De Weerdt, Neil Chalmers

  • Project

    Identifying pathways to economic development through India’s South-South knowledge transfers & exchange: evidence from cotton apparel in Tanzania

    India’s intensified trade relations with Africa features as a key component of its model of South-South cooperation based on mutual partnerships. India’s trade with and investment in the African continent has grown in a major way, building on deep historical ties, especially with East Africa. Tanzania has emerged as a key partner, with promising potential in cotton...

    20 Sep 2019 | Ben Shepherd , André Castro, Amrita Saha, Daniele Guariso

  • Project

    Tanzania Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Map

    Despite evidence of the contribution of fast-growing micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to private sector growth and economic transformation, academic studies and policymakers have struggled to effectively identify and support these high-growth MSMEs. The reality is that much of our understanding of the MSME sector comes from information drawn from low- or...

    24 May 2019 | Margaret McMillan, Cynthia Kinnan

  • Blog post

    Improving Tanzania’s power quality: Can data help?

    For many Tanzanians, the sun sets and it’s pitch black – in fact, according to government data at least two-thirds of Tanzanians don’t have access to electricity. For those who do, many experience problems with reliability and quality of service – i.e. power cuts, and fluctuations in power supply that can damage equipment. This affects people’s daily lives and...

    25 Mar 2019 | Ben Garside, Davida Wood

  • 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

  • Data Item

    Data: Economic impact of urban property rights in Tanzania: The role of infrastructure

    While multiple studies have shown that a woman’s control over land is positively associated with bargaining power outcomes, few have succeeded in highlighting successful methods for increasing this control. We report on a policy experiment in an unplanned settlement in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, that provided access to formal land titles to informal settlers at randomized...

    28 Feb 2019