Assessing the Institutional Framework for Promoting the Growth of MSE's in Tanzania : the Case of Dar Es Salaam

"This research paper examined the institutional framework for supporting MSEs. One of the important issues that was raised by the study is the need to develop social entrepreneurship in the country. The study shows that one of the needs of the MSE support institutions was to work with MSEs owned by persons with entrepreneurial talents who can innovate and run businesses efficiently. As we are increasingly moving towards economic integration through the East African Community (EAC), the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), the need to develop entrepreneurship becomes a critical strategic option. However, the move from a culture that undervalues entrepreneurship to one that does, would involve shifts in attitudes, expectations and perceptions among people of all ages. Future research is needed to investigate the critical determinants of entrepreneurship in Tanzania. Currently, there is also no reliable and current data on entrepreneurship development. In view of this, there is a need for a baseline survey that will provide accurate and formative data on entrepreneurship development."