Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
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SeminarRugazia Nyombi on rural economy diversification and its effects on food security
Rugazia Nyombi will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 6 November. Abstract - Rural economy Diversification and Its Effects on Food Security of Households in Tanzania Agriculture has for long dominated Tanzania’s rural economic setup with...
Book ChapterPushing for policy innovation: The framing of social protection policies in Tanzania Social protection Policy entrpreneurs Political settlements
Working PaperMobile phone use, productivity and labour market in Tanzania
Access to mobile phone has increased substantially over the last decade in sub-Saharan Africa...Mobile phones Agricultural productivity Market prices
Journal ArticleThe counting approach to multidimensional poverty: The case of four African countries
Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countriesCounting approach Multidimensional poverty measurement Malawi
Journal ArticleThe impact of hosting refugees on the intra‐household allocation of tasks: A gender perspective
Part of Journal Special Issue Female Autonomy and Women’s Welfareforced migration time use labour markets
Book ChapterEmployment and productivity growth in Tanzania's service sector
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksServices Informal sector Economic growth
Journal ArticleThe impact of intergovernmental transfers on local revenue generation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Tanzania
Do intergovernmental transfers reduce revenues collected by local government authorities (LGAs)?...fiscal capacity intergovernmental grants Sub-Saharan Africa
Working PaperFormal education, malaria preventive behaviour, and children’s malarial status in Tanzania
In this study, we assess formal education as a causal determinant of women’s malaria preventive behaviour, as well as children’s risk of malaria infection...Health behaviour Malaria School reform
Working PaperThe counting approach to multidimensional poverty: The case of four African countries
This paper investigates the levels and evolution of poverty in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe using the decomposability properties of poverty measures based on a counting approach...Counting approach Multidimensional poverty measurement Malawi
Working PaperEntrepreneurship and human capital development in children
This paper explores the link between entrepreneurship and child human capital development. We specifically examine how operating a non-farm enterprise (NFE) as opposed to working in agriculture relates to child labour and schooling outcomes...non-farm Enterprise Child-labor
Working PaperTanzania—from mining to oil and gas: Structural change or just big numbers?
This paper extends UNU-WIDER Working Paper 2016/79, which examined the economic situation in Tanzania during the resurgence of gold and diamond production after 1999, with the situation that emerged as the country began to exploit its very large reso...Tanzania Gas Liquefied natural gas
Working PaperThe effects of land titling in Tanzania
We use household survey data to investigate the effects of formal, private property rights to agricultural land on agricultural investment, land valuation and access to credit in Tanzania...Property rights Land titling Agriculture
Working PaperHousehold bargaining and spending on children: Experimental evidence from Tanzania
This paper studies whether increasing the wife’s bargaining power results in couples allocating more resources to their child, and, if so, what the underlying mechanisms for this are...Intra-household allocation Female bargaining power Tanzania
Working PaperAgribusinesses, smallholder tenure security, and plot-level investments: Evidence from rural Tanzania
The last decade has witnessed an increase in the interest in agricultural land in developing countries...Tenure security Smallholders Agribusiness
Working PaperThe impact of hosting refugees on the intra-household allocation of tasks: A gender perspective
This paper examines whether the presence of refugees alters the intra-household allocation of tasks across genders in the hosting population...forced migration time use labour markets
Working PaperEmployment and productivity growth in Tanzania’s service sector
Despite Tanzania’s rapid recent growth, the vast majority of employment creation has been in informal services. This paper addresses the role that different subsectors of formal and informal services have played in Tanzania’s growth...Services Informal sector Economic growth