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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


Tanzania economic update : the road less traveled – unleashing public private partnerships in Tanzania (English)

The Tanzanian economy has grown at an average annual rate of around 6-7 percent for more than a decade. The rate of inflation has declined since January 2016, although it trended upwards in thepreceding few months due to increases in domestic food prices and the lagged impacts of the sharp depreciation of the Tanzanian Shilling during the first half of 2015. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 105764 MAY 01, 2016


Tanzania economic update : why should Tanzanians pay taxes? The unavoidable need to finance economic development (English)

This seventh economic update goes to the heart of one of the main challenges faced by Tanzania: how can the country finance its development? This is a fundamental question when aid is coming down as a proportion of a growing GDP, and as access to financial markets remains limited. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 97720 JUL 01, 2015

Kajange,Justina Disclosed

Tanzania economic update : the elephant in the room - unlocking the potential of the tourism industry for Tanzanians (English)

The focus of this economic update is the tourism sector, which is clearly central to Tanzania’s drive toward economic emergence. Riding on the country’s bountiful natural assets, tourism is a fast growing sector that is not only providing jobs but is also bringing in much-needed foreign currency. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 93869 JAN 01, 2015

Cunningham, Victoria; Haji, Mahjabeen; Morisset, Jacques Disclosed

Tanzania economic update : who wants a job? The magnetic power of cities (English)

This fifth economic update also examines prospects for economic prosperity in the context of rapid urbanization; in particular, how the growth of cities can be harnessed to create productive jobs for a labor force that is expected to double in the next 15 years. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88932 JUN 19, 2014

Morisset, Jacques; Cunningham, Victoria; Haji, Mahjabeen Disclosed

Tanzania economic update : raising the game - can Tanzania eradicate extreme poverty? (English)

The special focus of this fourth economic update is as much a concern for policymakers as for ordinary citizens. This economic update discusses a bold new way of lessening extreme poverty by transferring cash directly to the most vulnerable people. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 83172 DEC 01, 2013

Morisset, Jacques Disclosed

Tanzania economic update : opening the gates : how the port of Dar es Salaam can transform Tanzania (English)

The wide media coverage of the series as well as the interest in the blog show that the debate has been gradually moving from ministerial corridors to the public arena. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 77729 MAY 01, 2013

Morisset, Jacques Disclosed

Tanzania economic update : spreading the wings (English)

Tanzania continues to stand out as a model of sound economic performance in the African continent, with a growth rate of over six per cent in 2011 and 2012, surpassing other regional economies and demonstrating impressive resilience to the global economic crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 73346 OCT 01, 2012

Morisset, Jacques Disclosed

Tanzania economic update : stairways to heaven (English)

Tanzania's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in the last 12 years has been extremely strong, averaging close to 7 percent annually. This rate is high, but still lower than that of successful emerging countries when the nation's high population growth rate of about 3 percent is factored into the equation. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 73339 FEB 01, 2012

Morisset, Jacques; Lee, Stevan Disclosed