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  • Publication - Miscellaneous

    Tanzania: The Path to Prosperity

    The book, published by Oxford University Press, is available for purchase here. This book, the third in the Africa: Policies for Prosperity series, is concerned with the challenges of securing economic prosperity in Tanzania over the coming decades. Building on widespread economic reforms in the early 1990s, Tanzania has recorded steady economic growth over the...

    26 Jan 2017 | Christopher Adam, Paul Collier, Benno Ndulu

  • Project

    Evaluating the impacts of the Dar es Salaam Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system

    Across the developing world, tens of millions of people live in large cities in which the cost of commuting and transport in general is extremely high. Existing evidence suggests that these costs may reduce the ability of poor households to access jobs and important amenities. Cities across the developing world are making significant investments in urban transport...

    25 Jan 2017 | Gharad Bryan, Bilal Siddiqi, Melanie Morten

  • Event

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

    IGC Tanzania ran a joint event with the University of Dar es Salaam  (Economics department) to present the results of the study "Urbanisation, growth and poverty reduction: the role of secondary cities", led by Joachim De Weerdt. The event brought together UDSM based researchers and relevant policy makers. The study looks into the role of secondary cities in poverty...

    26 January 2017

  • Project

    SIDO impact evaluation - scoping study

    In 2015-16 an IGC-funded project led by Prof. Margeret McMillan, on the contribution of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to the structural transformation of Tanzania found that MSMEs are contributing to structural transformation. However, it is only a small sub-set of all MSMEs which are contributing. This result highlights the importance of MSMEs to broader...

    9 Jan 2017 | Margaret McMillan, Joshua Chipman, Jed Silver

  • Project

    Cholera outbreaks and floods: An empirical analysis through the lense of urban patterns in Dar es Salaam

    Albeit highly treatable and preventable, diarrhoea ranks third in terms of mortality causes in Tanzania and sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in general. Tanzania has experienced yearly outbreaks of cholera (an acute diarrhoeal illness) until the mid-2000s, and sporadically since then with the latest one in late 2015 reporting 7,155 cumulative cases and 96 deaths (as of early...

    9 Jan 2017 | Nathalie Picarelli , Ying Chen, Pascal Jaupart

  • Publication - Policy Brief, Policy note

    Maximising the impact of FDI on domestic industrial capabilities and job creation

    20 Dec 2016 | Ritwika Sen, Sarah Logan

  • Blog post

    Food insecurity in urban Tanzania

    The urban food security challenge in Tanzania is both distinct and pressing. With an urban population that is set to more than double by 2030, so will its food requirements. Many food security challenges exist, including weak rural-urban food supply linkages, an inadequate food import budget and production constraints on the smallholder farming sector. In light of this,...

    19 Dec 2016 | Hugh Wenban-Smith

  • Project

    Crowdsourcing to evaluate and improve electricity supply in Tanzania

    Tanzania faces energy access challenges and experiences issues with electricity unreliability in the form of frequent power deficits and blackouts. Based on 2012 figures, 6 power system blackouts caused a total outage duration of 20.3 hours. This translates to approximately 1 day of productivity and related economic losses per year. Companies and household enterprises...

    10 Nov 2016 | Ben Garside, Davida Wood, Bharath Jairaj, Sisty Basil

  • Project

    Mobile payment services in developing countries: Firm capabilities and financial development

    Mobile payment services (MPS) may foster financial inclusion in developing countries by providing a cheap and secure way of transferring and storing money. This is crucial in economies with a large unbanked population and environments where demand for secure and cheap money transfers is high.  While some research exists on the impact of mobile money on consumers and on the...

    14 Oct 2016 | Saul Estrin, Susanna Khavul, Adeline Pelletier

  • Project

    Decentralised pricing with motivated agents: Evidence from Tanzania

    A central assumption in economic models is that agents make choices that maximise their own utility and profit. A growing literature has, however, highlighted that in many instances agents appear to make choices that are inconsistent with profit maximisation. This project focuses on the market for publicly subsidised livestock vaccines in Tanzania. The Tanzanian...

    28 Sep 2016 | Florian Blum