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Towards a Green Economy: Exploring the potential of forestry in Tanzania through the Green Growth Platform

"Green Growth is vital for sustainable development due to its consideration for social and environmental components that compliment, rather than work against the economic elements. Foresty and related activities are an ideal sector where the elimi…

The Green Growth Platform: Inspiring a Green Approach to Development

Economic growth is essential for Africa’s development. In order to ensure sustainability and inclusivity, this growth must not compromise human well-being, social equity or the environment. In Africa generally and in Tanzania, there is growing awar…

Partnership for Inclusive Growth: Can Linkages with Large Firms spur the Growth of SMEs in Tanzania?

A recent strand of literature on small and medium enterprise (SME) development identifies linkages with large firms as some of the enablers of development and competitiveness. However, there is a dearth of empirical studies on the topic. In this stu…

African Leadership Forum 2016: Enabling African Businesses to Transform the Continent / Forum des Dirigeants Africains, Anee 2016: Mettre les Enterprises Africaines en Mesure de Transformer le Continent

Africa needs a strong, modern, competitive, innovative and dynamic private sector to drive economic growth and sustainable development. The success of efforts to lift millions out of poverty and improve the lives of all Africans as envisioned by the…

The Role of State-owned Enterprises in Industrialization in Tanzania: Lessons from East Asian Economies

Inspired by the success of countries in East Asia, the Government of Tanzania is aggressively pursuing industrialization as a strategy to accelerate socio-economic development, create jobs and substantially reduce poverty. Notably, many economies …

Trade, Technology, and Absorptive Capacity: Firm Level Evidence across Geographical Clusters in the Tanzanian Textiles and Apparel Sector

Trade-linked technological change has potential to increase incomes in low-income countries (LICs). The most labour-intensive segments of the textiles and apparel global value chain are in LICs. However, gaps between available technologies and best …

Value Chain Directionality, Upgrading and Industrial Policy in the Tanzanian Textile and Apparel Sectors

With recent changes in the global economy, policy makers are increasingly turning from global value chains to regional and national value chains as drivers of structural transformation in the global South. This paper examines economic and social upg…

Upgrading in Global, Regional and National Value Chains: Policy Lessons from the Tanzanian Textiles and Apparel Sector

With heightened uncertainties in markets worldwide, attention is shifting from global value chains (GVCs) to regional value chains (RVCs) and national value chains (NVCs) as pathways to industrialisation. Focusing on the Tanzanian textiles and appar…

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