"A total of eighteen papers were presented during the two-day workshop. The papers presented during the workshop were essentially focused on the persistent problem of poverty in Tanzania with the aim of examining poverty reduction initiatives in Tanzania. The papers were divided into six sub-themes: Social science research and the history of poverty in Tanzania; Macro-micro linkages and international dimensions; Rural-urban dimensions, civil society and public policy implications; Access and delivery of social services; Gender dimensions of poverty; and the role of the private and informal sectors."