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  • Blog post

    Can poll results sway elite opinion on Tanzania's resource boom?

    Even the most ardent defenders of democracy sometimes worry that populist pressure may lead to short-sighted (or populist) economic policy choices – especially in a low-income country in the midst of a resource boom. This is the third post in a three-part blog series on political transparency of natural resource management. Get caught up on the series with part I...

    30 Aug 2016 | Justin Sandefur, Jennifer Richmond

  • Blog post

    The political paradox of cash transfers

    Impact evaluations show cash transfers are effective. But polls show Tanzanians would rather have government services. This is the second post in a three-part blog series on political transparency of natural resource management.  Cash transfers are all the rage among international development experts, and for good reason. In Tanzania, which is our focus...

    25 Aug 2016 | Justin Sandefur, Nancy Birdsall, Mujobu Moyo

  • Blog post

    Can deliberative democracy cure Tanzania's resource curse?

    Experts worry letting ordinary citizens manage resource windfalls will lead to populism. We ran a randomised trial in deliberative democracy in Tanzania to find out. This is the first post in a three-part blog series on political transparency of natural resource management and has a related podcast.  Are low-income democracies doomed to squander their natural...

    24 Aug 2016 | Justin Sandefur, Mujobu Moyo, Nancy Birdsall

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Sustainable electricity pricing for Tanzania

    18 Aug 2016 |

  • Project

    Sustainable electricity pricing in Tanzania

    This project provided a brief summary of the history and detailed situational analysis of the energy sector in Tanzania. It was structured around two key questions: For a country anticipating a significant increase over the next 3-5 years in the supply of low-cost feedstock for electricity generation and given that high cost and poor availability of electricity is the...

    18 Aug 2016 | Donna Peng, Rahmatallah Poudineh

  • Blog post

    The boring infrastructure that Rwanda needs

    Sometimes, the infrastructure that is needed is old and boring. In the 21st century, where the world is electronically interconnected and global information transfers happen in the fraction of a second, building electronic, communication infrastructure is an important component of economic success.  Even small farmers in rural Africa benefit from these information...

    9 Aug 2016 | Garth Frazer

  • Publication - Project Report

    From the bottom up: Firm capabilities and the "in-between" sector in Tanzania

    27 Jul 2016 | Margaret McMillan, Hazel Gray

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Food crop production in Tanzania: Evidence from the 2008/09 National Panel Survey

    20 Jun 2016 | Vincent Leyaro, Basile Boulay, Oliver Morrissey

  • Project

    The cost of road construction in rural Tanzania: Random audits and contractor performance

    Cost effective infrastructure construction is a major concern in low income countries. Infrastructure is lacking: only 30% of roads in the average low-income country are paved, and only 3% in Tanzania.  Evidence suggests that low income countries are further getting poor value for money in road construction and maintenance: road costs are positively correlated with...

    14 Jun 2016 | Sam Asher, Martina Kirchberger, Paul Novosad

  • Event

    Inclusive Growth in Tanzania: Lessons from Elsewhere

    On May 4, 2016 IGC Tanzania, in partnership with the Bank of Tanzania (BOT), hosted Professor Stefan Dercon (Chief Economist, DFID) as part of the BOT research department’s monthly research seminar series. Professor Dercon presented “Inclusive Growth in Tanzania: Lessons from Elsewhere,” highlighting Tanzania’s impressive gains in reducing poverty and improving...

    4 May 2016