Tanzania

Policy and Institutional Dimensions of Africa's Political Economy in an Age of Globalization

The study’s main intention was to generate knowledge to enhance the efficacy of Africa’s political economy and development pathways by identifying alternative macroeconomic policy and institutional options that can be deployed to enable deeper socioeconomic transformation. So a key question: “What can Africa do to ensure inclusive growth?” This study finds that there is need to revisit...

The Political Economy of Long-Lived Decisions in Africa: Framework Report

The first part of the report is structured around three primary research questions: Which long-lived economic decisions are most relevant to influence in order to respond to climate change adaptation imperatives? Which institutions and processes exert the greatest influence on long-lived economic decisions? What is the most appropriate strategy for influencing these institutions and processes?...

Pathways for Irrigation Development: Policies and Irrigation Performance in Tanzania

Publisher: FANRPAN
Published: 2017
Amid global concerns over rising food and fuel prices, changing diets and climate change, irrigated agriculture has an important role to play in increasing food production in an uncertain and resource-constrained world. For many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, it is also a key part of strategies to boost economic growth and tackle rural poverty. This report presents the findings of a rapid...

The Impact of Large Scale Mining on the Livelihoods of Adjacent Communities : The Case of Geita Gold Mine, Tanzania

The contribution of Geita Gold Mine (GGM) to the livelihoods of local communities in Geita District was assessed in this study. It specifically assessed the effectiveness of corporate social responsibility implementation, determined the extent to which GGM has contributed to socio-economic development in the study area, and examined the communities’ perceptions of environmental problems...

Public-Private Partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa Case Studies for Policymakers 2017

Published: 2017
PPPs for infrastructure involves the private sector in designing, building, financing and operating public infrastructure in sectors such as power generation, transportation, utilities, social infrastructure and government accommodation. Unlike privatisation infrastructure procured through a PPP remains a public-sector asset. The growth in PPPs has been attributed to several reasons, including...

The Role and Effectiveness of Special Economic Zones in Tanzania

The role and effectiveness of state-owned Export Processing Zones (EPZ) and Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in Tanzania is examined in this paper. Tanzania's objective is to become a middle income, semi-industrialized nation by 2025. Industrialization is expected to be an important catalyst in increasing the growth rate in the economy to above 10% per annum and in ensuring that growth is...

The Role of Inclusive Multi-stakeholder Partnerships in Enhancing Conflict Transformation in the Great Lakes

'Cyclical conflicts which continue to plague the Great Lakes region of Africa necessitate a reflection on the effectiveness of peacebuilding interventions. While many reasons account for this, without knowledge of triggers of relapse into conflict, and without enhancing grassroots-based approaches to managing the causes of conflict, peace will remain elusive under existing intervention...

Strategic Significance of National Oil Companies: Lessons for Tanzania

The genesis of NOC’s is examined in this paper and how these institutions have contributed to the development needs of countries that have established them. The essay serves to enhance dialogue on this subject and to locate the evolution of the Tanzanian NOC within a broader industry context. The key proposition underlying this essay is that the benefits of hydrocarbon to the country can be...

Access to Family Planning Services in Rural Tanzania

The study concluded that family planning services are generally available. However, the range of options available to users at the primary healthcare level tends to be limited, which limits the ability of users to switch methods. The proper management of clients, which includes the protection of clients’ privacy and ensuring that necessary tests and counselling are done before any method is...

Managing Relations Between Investors in the Extractive Sector and Local Communities

Published: 2016
"In the mining sector, as in other sectors, such as agriculture, that powerfully affect the lives of local communities, there is growing recognition that communities play an essential role in governance. Across the world, people are becoming more aware of their traditional land rights as well as the profound ecological, social and economic implications arising from the extraction of mineral...

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