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Genna Robb, Anthea Paelo - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Low levels of broadband penetration combined with poor quality of services present a challenge to growth and development in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). This paper performs a comparative analysis of the competitive dynamics of telecommunications markets in four SADC...

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Twahir Khalfan, Elineema Kisanga, Vincent Leyaro, Faith Masekesa, Michael Noble, Gemma Wright - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

The provision of a universal old age pension is increasingly recognized as an important instrument for strengthening and extending social protection. A growing number of emerging economies, including East African countries, are introducing universal old age pensions to guarantee at least a...

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– The cases of Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe
Richard Adu-Gyamfi, Simplice A. Asongu, Tinaye Sonto Mmusi, Herbert Wamalwa, Madei Mangori - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

The objective of this research is to assess the extent to which export processing zones in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe integrate the Sustainable Development Goals in their implementation and operations. We focused on four Sustainable Development Goals—gender equality, decent...

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– Is success influenced by design attributes?
Cornelius Dube, Wellington Matsika, Gamuchirai Chiwunze - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Special economic zones (SEZs) in Africa are generally regarded as underperforming relative to their peers in the rest of the world. This study focuses on the design features of the SEZ in Africa that may help explain this underperformance. Literature was reviewed to identify the key design...

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– Evidence from Tanzania
Aimable Nsabimana, Justice Tei Mensah - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper, we examine the relationship between childhood exposure to adverse weather shocks and nutritional and health outcomes of children in Tanzania. Using household panel data matched with spatially disaggregated data on weather shocks, we exploit the plausibly exogenous variations in...

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– Are there benefits for Tanzania?
Mia Ellis, Margaret McMillan - Oxford University Press, 2020

From the book: Mining for Change

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Geraldine J. Kikwasi, Cecilia Escalante - Oxford University Press, 2020

From the book: Mining for Change

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– Adapting to new realities
Mark Henstridge - Oxford University Press, 2020

From the book: Mining for Change

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– A feasibility study
Vincent Leyaro, Faith Masekesa, Ramadhan Ramadhan, Elineema Kisanga, Michael Noble, Gemma Wright - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

This working paper explores the feasibility of developing a tax and benefit microsimulation model in Zanzibar using the EUROMOD microsimulation software. We review Zanzibar’s tax and benefit arrangements and the potential household survey dataset that would underpin the model, and we...

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– Dead end or steppingstone?
Michael Danquah, Simone Schotte, Kunal Sen - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

Despite rapid economic growth in recent decades, informality remains a persistent phenomenon in the labour markets of many low- and middle-income countries. A key issue in this regard concerns the extent to which informality itself is a persistent state. Using panel data from Ghana, South...

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– The framing of social protection policies in Tanzania
Marianne Ulriksen - Oxford University Press, 2019
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– Data, measurement, and trends
Carla Canelas, Rachel M. Gisselquist - Social Indicators Research, 2019

Inequality and social exclusion receive considerable contemporary policy attention. In the field of international development, inequality—both vertical (between individuals and households) and horizontal (between groups)—is a core concern in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development...

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– A 25-Year Perspective
Emmanuel Maliti - Social Indicators Research, 2019

Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global South

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Michael Nassen Smith, Carilee Osborne, Zunaid Moola, Ben Turok - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

We examine the extent to which two of Africa’s leading gold mining economies, Ghana and Tanzania, have adopted transformative local procurement policies to enhance backward linkages from the minerals sector. We assess the impact that evolving legislation in the gold industry has had on...

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Aimable Nsabimana, Patricia Funjika - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

Access to mobile phone has increased substantially over the last decade in sub-Saharan Africa. The evidence suggests that increased use of mobile phones in the region has upgraded the market prices received by producers for their cash crops, but so far there is limited knowledge on labour market...

Vincent Leyaro, Elineema Kisanga, Michael Noble, Gemma Wright, David McLennan - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

This report documents TAZMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Tanzania. This work was carried out by University of Dar es Salaam in collaboration with the project partners in the scope of the SOUTHMOD project. The results presented in this report are derived using TAZMOD version 1.8 ...

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