Micro Level Perspectives on Growth (Tanzania)

Poverty reduction through growth is the idea behind the market-oriented reforms that Tanzania has undertaken since the mid-1980s. However, poverty is still widespread and the government admits that micro-level achievement ought to be better. This grant will allow the Department of Economics, University of Dar-es-Salaam, to undertake microeconomic analysis in a few areas of policy concern (rural growth, manufacturing, private sector development) to illustrate the factors involved in growth at the household, firm and community level. The case studies will highlight issues of productivity, citing good practices from inside and outside the country.

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Project status


Start Date

Monday, December 4, 2006

End Date

Sunday, July 5, 2009


18 months

IDRC Officer

Okwi, Paul

Total funding

CA$ 193,000


Tanzania, North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Employment and Growth

Project Leader

Longinus Rutasitara


University of Dar es Salaam

Institution Country