Showing all Projects in Tanzania

  • Project

    Fiscal institutions for an East African monetary union

    The Protocol for the Establishment of the East African Monetary Union was ratified by the Heads of State of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi in November 2013. As partner states embark on the implementation of the Protocol, the Secretariat of the East African Community (EAC) has asked IGC-Tanzania to advise on the design of specific fiscal institutions to support...

    13 Sep 2017 | Christopher Adam, Christopher Allsopp, David Vines

  • Project

    Financing the in-between sector: Designing and evaluating targeted SME lending in Tanzania

    Employment growth in Tanzania has been driven by small, often informal, manufacturing firms. Access to finance is one of the main obstacles these firms face. This project aims to help high-potential small firms to overcome this obstacle through targeted lending. As a result of the collaboration with the research team, the National Microfinance Bank (NMB) has...

    7 Sep 2017 | Margaret McMillan

  • Project

    Legal and regulatory challenges and market opportunities in the cosmetics sector in Tanzania

    For this pilot study, New Markets Lab (NML) assessed how the implementation of the legal and regulatory system governing the Tanzanian cosmetics sector contributes to public policy goals and impacts the ability of firms to take advantage of market opportunities. This project’s unique aim is to consider regulation in relation to firm outcomes as well as broader public...

    24 May 2017 | Katrin Kuhlmann

  • Project

    Urban land governance in Tanzania: Actors, processes, and local governance

    Dar es Salaam is the most populous city in East Africa and is projected to become a megacity with 10 million inhabitants by 2030. As the city expands demographically and geographically, the pertinence of understanding local government systems and urban land governance processes across the urban zone increases. This project seeks to address two knowledge gaps in the...

    9 May 2017 | Joshua Chipman, Stina Møldrup Wolff, Amelia Kuch

  • Project

    Assessing the economic benefits of transit trade: The case of Tanzania

    The aim of this study is to assess the economic benefits of transit trade (the trade arising from the passage of goods through one country or region to another) to a transit country, using the case study of Tanzania. Transit trade is vital in facilitating economic transformation and regional trade, while contributing to the growth of employment, incomes, tax revenues, and...

    8 May 2017 | Josaphat Kweka, Solomon Michael

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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