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    The passing of Professor Benno Ndulu

    The IGC is saddened to learn that Professor Benno Ndulu passed away yesterday 22 February 2021 in Tanzania. Professor Ndulu was an IGC Senior Advisor and Visiting Professor at Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government. He led the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) from 2008 to 2018. As Governor, he transformed the institution, championing transparency and robust economic research...

    23 Feb 2021

  • Project

    Improving the effectiveness of formal housing delivery in Tanzania

    A key policy instrument to improve Africa's stock of urban housing is the provision of surveyed, titled, and serviced de-novo plots in greenfield areas, on which residents build houses. These plots, known as "de novo" are advocated to solve coordination problems in contexts with weak institutions and rapid, haphazard, and unorganized growth (Romer 2012; Angel 2012; Bryan et...

    1 Nov 2020 | Vernon Henderson, Guy Michaels

  • Blog post

    COVID-19 in Tanzania: Is business as usual response enough?

    Tanzania’s unconventional approach to COVID-19 may be slow in response and may lack direction, but its uniqueness illustrates the need for governments to form context-specific smart containment strategies and recovery plans. To maintain multiple competing priorities, the Tanzanian government can increase public health funding to local health centres to implement mass...

    2 Jul 2020 | Veronica Masubo

  • Publication - Project Report

    Technology demand and the role of South-South trade in Tanzania’s textiles and apparel: Examining linkages with India

    25 Mar 2020 | Amrita Saha, Daniele Guariso, André Castro, Ben Shepherd

  • Publication - Synthesis paper

    Monetary policy in Tanzania: Looking back on 10-years of BoT and IGC contributions

    This paper synthesises the International Growth Centre’s work on monetary policy in Tanzania during its 10 years of involvement in the region, placing it in the context of the wider literature on the topic. It begins with an overview of the primary debates around the theory and practice of monetary policy in sub-Saharan Africa since independence, including recent efforts...

    14 Feb 2020 | Matei Alexianu

  • Blog post

    Tanzania’s textiles and apparel: Technology demand and the role of South-South trade

    Technological progress and innovation are critical for long-term economic growth. Sub-Saharan Africa, however, continues to show huge productivity differentials, as firms operate with large gaps from available best practices in more advanced economies. Adopting and adaptation of more efficient and effective technology to the context and specificities of the local economy...

    28 Jan 2020 | Amrita Saha, André Castro, Ben Shepherd , Daniele Guariso

  • Publication - Policy Brief

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

    Manufacturing has long been considered an engine of economic growth and socio-economic development. Today, several developing countries are looking for the right industries that can trigger structural transformation. This brief discusses the cases of two agro-processing industries in Tanzania: horticultural processing, and wood and furniture. It discusses their...

    14 Jan 2020 | Francesca Guadagno, Samuel Mwita Wangwe, Michele Delera, André Castro

  • Blog post

    Industrialisation through natural resources: The case of horticulture, wood and furniture in Tanzania

    The horticulture, wood and furniture industries in Tanzania are still too small and inefficient. While the country lacks a concrete industrial strategy for these industries, a carefully designed policy mix with science, technology, and innovation at its core could make these industries thrive. Manufacturing has for long been considered an engine of economic growth and...

    13 Jan 2020 | Francesca Guadagno, Samuel Mwita Wangwe, Michele Delera, André Castro

  • Project

    Experimental impacts of Tanzania’s conditional cash transfer on household investment choices (follow-up)

    Tanzania’s Productive Social Safety Net (PSSN) programme is the second-largest government-run conditional cash transfer (CCT) programme in Africa. Funded mainly by the Government of Tanzania and the World Bank - and implemented by the Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) - the aim of the PSSN is to increase income and consumption and to help vulnerable populations cope...

    18 Dec 2019 | Zoë Hitzig, Rema Hanna

  • Project

    Developing a forecasting and policy analysis system for Tanzania

    The aim of this project is to provide technical support to the Research Department of the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) with their development of a new modelling tool, the Forecasting and Policy Analysis System (FPAS).  The FPAS is being designed to assist the BoT in the formulation and implementation of monetary policy as it makes the transition from a monetary policy framework,...

    10 Dec 2019 | Christopher Adam