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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 1.0 running...

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– The Case of Social Benefits in Tanzania
Gemma Wright, Vincent Leyaro, Elineema Kisanga, Christine Byaruhanga - International Journal of Microsimulation , 2019
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– An application of TAZMOD
Asiya Maskaeva, Zanda Bochkaeva, Joel Mmasa, Mgeni Msafiri, Eric Iramba - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper analyses the impacts of indirect tax policy reforms on income distribution and poverty in Tanzania by applying a standard static microsimulation model TAZMOD v1.8. The simulations model two indirect tax reforms involving changes to the excise duty and value-added tax rates on alcoholic...

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– Country study—Tanzania
Mark Henstridge - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

There are large volumes of gas offshore Tanzania, which has raised hopes of a boom. But those hopes look set to be disappointed. A boom would depend on there being a sizeable flow of revenue to government from producing and exporting gas. This paper sets out the scale of the gas, and the...

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Tseday Jemaneh Mekasha, Wilhelm Ngasamiaku, Remidius D. Ruhinduka, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper we study the impact of tenure security on rural to urban migration of household members over the age of 15. Using three waves of the Tanzanian National Panel Survey (NPS) data, we show that tenure security is associated with lower probability of migration in rural Tanzania. This...

Mia Ellis, Margaret McMillan, Jed Silver - Oxford University Press, 2018
– The case of East Africa
Charles Kunaka, Gaël Raballand, Mike Fitzmaurice - Oxford University Press, 2018
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– How can policies best create benefits for Tanzania?
Mia Ellis, Margaret McMillan - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Tanzania is rich with natural resources, which have significant potential to contribute to the country’s economic development. Several laws recently passed in Tanzania are dedicated to establishing linkages between foreign firms in natural resource extraction and the local economy. This...

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Geraldine J. Kikwasi, Cecilia Escalante - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

The construction sector is a key enabler for social and economic development worldwide. In Tanzania, the sector growth rate is well above the general economy and has maintained positive growth in response to the country’s investments in commercial and residential buildings and...

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– A flexible value-added model with Tanzanian school switchers
Kasper Brandt - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper estimates a private school learning premium in Tanzania by implementing a flexible value-added model with unique administrative data on exam scores. The dataset covers 635,000 secondary school students with information on both their primary and lower secondary school exam records,...

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– Evidence from Tanzania
Takaaki Masaki - World Development, 2018

Do intergovernmental transfers reduce revenues collected by local government authorities (LGAs)? There is already a well-established body of literature in public finance, which argues that intergovernmental grants “crowd out” local revenues. Most existing studies, however, explore the...

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– The case of social benefits in Tanzania
Gemma Wright, Vincent Leyaro, Elineema Kisanga, Christine Byaruhanga - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

A well functioning system of public service delivery requires the definition and measurement of eligibility for services to be determined in a transparent and non-discretionary manner. This paper uses the case of the Productive Social Safety Net in mainland Tanzania to explore factors that...

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– What can be done?
Alan R. Roe - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

In the second part of this blog, Alan R. Roe discusses what is known about the informational failures that pose challenges for governments in projecting revenues from extractive industries. Read the first part here.  Important new light has been thrown on information gaps faced by...

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Pia Rattenhuber, Maria Jouste - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

We use four novel, cross-country comparable tax-benefit microsimulation models for Ecuador, Ghana, Tanzania, and South Africa to evaluate ex ante the expansion of a universal old-age pension in a static setting. Universal pensions would significantly reduce poverty and inequality in settings in...

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– A 25-Year Perspective
Emmanuel Maliti - Social Indicators Research, 2018

This article is currently available for early online view. The literature on inequality in Tanzania has been dependent on limited rounds of methodologically different household budget surveys. The literature in question seldomly goes beyond analysis of inequality trends between two rounds of...

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– Evidence from a randomized survey experiment in Tanzania
Ivar Kolstad, Arne Wiig - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Does self-serving elite behaviour make citizens more politically active? This paper presents the results of a randomized field experiment where voters in Tanzania were given information about elite use of tax havens. Information provided in a neutral form had no effect on voting intentions....

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