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Why secondary towns can be important for poverty reduction -- a migrant's perspective (English)

This paper develops the concept of "action space" as the range of possible destinations to which a migrant can realistically move at a given point in time and, intimately linked to this, the set of possible livelihoods at destination. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8193 SEP 13, 2017

Ingelaere,Bert Lodewijk M; Christiaensen,Luc; De Weerdt,Joachim; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

Water for human development : can scaling up Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) interventions help children grow in Tanzania? (English)

In Tanzania, chronic undernutrition is at 35 percent among children under five. This makes the country home to the third highest population of children with chronic undernutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa, just after Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. ... See More +

Brief 120327 SEP 01, 2017

Joseph,George; Haque,Sabrina Sharmin; Ayling,Sophie Charlotte Emi; Vinha, Katia; Gething,Peter William; Newman,John Lincoln; Larenas Gonzalez,Maria Isabel Disclosed

Rail transport and firm productivity : evidence from Tanzania (English)

Railway transport generally has the advantage for large-volume, long-haul freight operations. Africa possesses significant railway assets. However, many rail lines are currently not operational because of the lack of maintenance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8173 AUG 29, 2017

Iimi,Atsushi; Humphreys,Richard Martin; Mchomvu,Yonas Eliesikia Disclosed

Modal choice between rail and road transportation : evidence from Tanzania (English)

Rail transport generally has the advantage for large-volume long-haul freight operations. The literature generally shows that shipping distance, costs, and reliability are among the most important determinants of people's modal choice among road, rail, air, and coastal shipping transport. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8174 AUG 29, 2017

Iimi,Atsushi; Humphreys,Richard Martin; Mchomvu,Yonas Eliesikia Disclosed

Peer effects in the demand for property rights : experimental evidence from urban Tanzania (English)

This paper investigates the presence of endogenous peer effects in the adoption of formal property rights. Using data from a unique land titling experiment held in an unplanned settlement in Dar es Salaam, the analysis finds a strong, positive impact of neighbor adoption on the household's choice to purchase a land title. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8163 AUG 10, 2017

Collin,Matthew Edward Disclosed

Bureaucratic blockages : water, civil servants, and community in Tanzania (English)

How do civil servants in district water and sanitation departments address problems of water access in rural communities in Tanzania? What are the bureaucratic procedures they follow? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8101 JUN 12, 2017

Bailey,Juli Disclosed

Do different types of assets have differential effects on child education ? evidence from Tanzania (English)

To assess the conventional view that assets uniformly improve childhood development through wealth effects, this paper tests whether different types of assets have different effects on child education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8071 MAY 22, 2017

Kafle,Kashi Ram; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Winter-Nelson,Alex Eugene Disclosed

Where to create jobs to reduce poverty : cities or towns ? (English)

Should public investment be targeted to big cities or to small towns, if the objective is to minimize national poverty? To answer this policy question, this paper extends the basic Todaro-type model of rural-urban migration to the case of migration from rural areas to two potential destinations, secondary town and big city. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8069 MAY 22, 2017

Christiaensen,Luc; De Weerdt,Joachim; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

Tanzania economic update : money within reach - extending financial inclusion in Tanzania (English)

In 2016, the global economic environment remained subdued, with growth performance in Sub-Saharan Africa the weakest in over 20 years. Economic conditions across most advanced economies remained challenging, while emerging and developing economies as a whole are set to maintain their growth momentum. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 114125 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

How Fintech is reaching the poor in Africa and Asia : a start-up perspective (English)

This note explores the way traditional banks and financial technology companies, or Fintech’s, interact in Africa and Asia, and their ability to offer innovative digital financial services that grant unbanked individuals access to financial transactions. ... See More +

Brief 114396 MAR 01, 2017

Alexander,Alexander Jonathan; Shi,Lin-000470985; Solomon,Bensam Biniam Disclosed

Evaluation of an adolescent development program for girls in Tanzania (English)

This paper evaluates a program targeted to adolescent girls in Tanzania that aims to empower them economically as well as socially. The program was found to be highly successful in Uganda in terms of economic, health, and social outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7961 FEB 07, 2017

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Gulesci,Selim; Sulaiman,Munshi; Yam,Venus Disclosed

The impact of mass bed net distribution programs on politics : evidence from Tanzania (English)

Functioning democracy requires that citizens reward politicians who deliver benefits, yet there is surprisingly little causal evidence of changes in citizen views or behavior in response to specific government programs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7963 FEB 07, 2017

Croke,Kevin Disclosed

Small hydro resource mapping in Tanzania : list of most promising sites : Site visit report (English)

The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), a global knowledge and technical assistance program administered by the World Bank and supported by 11 bilateral donors, has launched, in January 2013, an initiative that will support country-driven efforts to improve RE resource awareness, put in place appropriate policy frameworks for RE development, and provide ‘open access’ to resource and geospatial mapping data. ... See More +

Working Paper 112945 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Agriculture and climate risk enterprise : Kilimo Salama - Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania (English)

This brief talks about agricultural insurance program in Kenya and Africa. Agriculture and Climate Risk Enterprise (ACRE) is the largest agricultural insurance program in Kenya and Africa, and the first agricultural insurance program worldwide to reach smallholders using mobile technologies. ... See More +

Brief 113740 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

The sunflower sector in Tanzania – A great potential for industrial competitiveness (English)

Tanzania has great potential in the sunflower oil seeds sector, which can be scaled-up as one of its key sectors for industrial development. This policy note provides an overview of the government policies and initiatives in this sector, including the Rural Livelihood Development Company (RLDC) initiative and Dodoma cluster, financing scheme as well as the monitoring and evaluation framework. ... See More +

Working Paper 115259 JAN 01, 2017

Zhihua Zeng,Douglas Disclosed

M-money channel distribution case : Tanzania - Vodacom Tanzania M-PESA (English)

In April 2008, Vodacom Tanzania went live with the second East African implementation of Vodafone Group’s revolutionary mobile money transfer platform, m-pesa. ... See More +

Working Paper 117460 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Reaching for the SDGs : the untapped potential of Tanzania’s water supply, sanitation, and hygiene sector - executive summary (English)

Working Paper 120166 JAN 01, 2017

Joseph,George; Haque,Sabrina Sharmin; Ayling,Sophie Charlotte Emi Disclosed

Wind resource mapping in Tanzania : close out report (English)

The World Bank retained Garrad Hassan America, Inc. (DNV GL) to provide a validated mesoscale wind atlas for Tanzania, including associated deliverables and wind energy development training courses. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 111187 DEC 14, 2016

Simmons, Luke Disclosed

Does mobile money use increase firms' investment ? evidence from enterprise Surveys in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania (English)

Private investment can be an important engine of economic growth in East African countries, which, despite recent growth rates, are still plagued with adverse economic conditions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7890 NOV 14, 2016

Islam,Asif Mohammed; Muzi,Silvia; Rodriguez Meza,Jorge Luis Disclosed

Cash transfers and health : evidence from Tanzania (English)

How do conditional cash transfers impact health-related outcomes? This paper examines the 2010 randomized introduction of a program in Tanzania and finds nuanced impacts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7882 NOV 07, 2016

Evans,David; Holtemeyer,Brian; Kosec,Katrina L. Disclosed

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Why secondary towns can be important for poverty reduction -- a migrant's perspective (English)
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SEP 13, 2017 WPS8193 Policy Research Working Paper
Water for human development : can scaling up Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) interventions help children grow in Tanzania? (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 120327 Brief
Rail transport and firm productivity : evidence from Tanzania (English)
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AUG 29, 2017 WPS8173 Policy Research Working Paper
Modal choice between rail and road transportation : evidence from Tanzania (English)
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AUG 29, 2017 WPS8174 Policy Research Working Paper
Peer effects in the demand for property rights : experimental evidence from urban Tanzania (English)
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AUG 10, 2017 WPS8163 Policy Research Working Paper
Bureaucratic blockages : water, civil servants, and community in Tanzania (English)
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JUN 12, 2017 WPS8101 Policy Research Working Paper
Do different types of assets have differential effects on child education ? evidence from Tanzania (English)
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MAY 22, 2017 WPS8071 Policy Research Working Paper
Where to create jobs to reduce poverty : cities or towns ? (English)
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MAY 22, 2017 WPS8069 Policy Research Working Paper
Tanzania economic update : money within reach - extending financial inclusion in Tanzania (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114125 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
How Fintech is reaching the poor in Africa and Asia : a start-up perspective (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 114396 Brief
Evaluation of an adolescent development program for girls in Tanzania (English)
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FEB 07, 2017 WPS7961 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of mass bed net distribution programs on politics : evidence from Tanzania (English)
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FEB 07, 2017 WPS7963 Policy Research Working Paper
Small hydro resource mapping in Tanzania : list of most promising sites : Site visit report (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112945 Working Paper
Agriculture and climate risk enterprise : Kilimo Salama - Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113740 Brief
The sunflower sector in Tanzania – A great potential for industrial competitiveness (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115259 Working Paper
M-money channel distribution case : Tanzania - Vodacom Tanzania M-PESA (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 117460 Working Paper
Reaching for the SDGs : the untapped potential of Tanzania’s water supply, sanitation, and hygiene sector - executive summary (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 120166 Working Paper
Wind resource mapping in Tanzania : close out report (English)
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DEC 14, 2016 111187 ESMAP Paper
Does mobile money use increase firms' investment ? evidence from enterprise Surveys in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania (English)
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NOV 14, 2016 WPS7890 Policy Research Working Paper
Cash transfers and health : evidence from Tanzania (English)
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NOV 07, 2016 WPS7882 Policy Research Working Paper