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  • Blog post

    Urbanisation, growth and poverty reduction: The role of secondary towns

    Debates on development and urbanisation seldom go beyond a dichotomous rural-urban distinction. However, the composition of urbanisation – how the urban population is distributed across larger cities and smaller towns – may be just as important as the aggregate rate of urbanisation. As Africa’s poverty reduction has not been as fast as hoped for, despite robust...

    8 Sep 2015 | Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt

  • Project

    Rural electrification: The potential and limitations of solar power

    National grids in many African countries still struggle to provide reliable electricity to many of their citizens, especially in rural areas. Decentralised, small-scale solar panels have been proposed as one solution to the electrical impasse many rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa currently face. This project provides much needed experimental evidence both on...

    4 Sep 2015 | Anna Aevarsdottir, Nick Barton , Tessa Bold

  • Publication - Miscellaneous

    A collection of Tanzania regional data: Index and explanatory notes

    4 Sep 2015 | Hugh Wenban-Smith

  • Event

    Poverty and the composition of urbanisation

    Should Tanzania foster growth through investment in large cities, concentrating on reducing congestion costs there and banking on economies of scale and agglomeration to drive development? Or should the same total amount of investment be more geographically spread across secondary towns to increase exposure of the hinterlands to urban centres? The Bank of Tanzania, in...

    22 August 2015

  • Project

    Urbanisation, growth, and poverty reduction: The role of secondary towns

    Researchers find that secondary towns are better at reducing poverty than mega cities and believe this is a result of their closer proximity to the rural poor. The push to middle-income status, which Tanzania aspires to, cannot be driven purely by concentrating on growth engines in the largest cities. Carefully thought-through secondary town development...

    28 Jul 2015 | Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Lessons from equity financing experience of Tanzanian SMEs

    1 Jun 2015 | Donath Olomi, Neema Mori

  • Project

    The impact of clean stoves on charcoal consumption in urban Africa: Evidence from a randomised controlled trial in Tanzania

    A large proportion of households in urban areas of Africa use charcoal as a main source of energy for cooking. The use of biomass fuel like charcoal has been documented to be one of the prime drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in African countries. Between 2001 and 2007, a period during which Tanzania experienced rapid economic growth, the proportion of...

    19 Mar 2015 | Yonas Alem, Peter Berck, Randall Bluffstone , Remidius Ruhinduka

  • Blog post

    How mobile money is revolutionising banking in Africa

    75% of sub-Saharan adults do not have a formal bank account yet millions of Africans are using mobile phones to pay bills, move cash, and to buy basic everyday items. Mobile money is revolutionising retail banking in East Africa

    24 Feb 2015 | Sebastian Wolf

  • Project

    Population growth, internal migration, and urbanisation in Tanzania - Phase 2

    The aim of this project is to make use of the migration and urbanisation propensities obtained in Phase 1 to shed light on what is driving migration and urbanisation in Tanzania, thereby providing a stronger evidential basis for policies affecting internal migration and urbanisation. Specifically, Phase 2 aims to investigate how regions with high rural out-migration differ...

    13 Feb 2015 | Hugh Wenban-Smith

  • Event

    Workshop: Population Growth, Internal Migration and Urbanisation in Tanzania

    Urbanisation is proceeding rapidly in Tanzania, but is not proving the ‘engine of growth’ that was anticipated. Urban areas are embedded in the wider economy; thus IGC researcher, Dr. Hugh Wenban-Smith set out to better understand how dynamics in rural areas, small towns, and regions affect urbanisation and urban conditions in Tanzania. The IGC Tanzania office, based...

    25 February 2015