The main aim of APPP’s Business and Politics research stream is to conceptualise and investigate the impact of rentierism on the creation and maintenance of public goods in Africa on the basis of in-depth country studies. This Background Paper examines rents, public goods and the investment and business environment (IBE) in contemporary Tanzania. It is based on a review of the academic literature, government, international development agency and media reports, and semi-structured interviews witha wide range of key respondents.
Cooksey, B. APPP Background Paper 1. Public goods, rents and business in Tanzania. Africa Power and Politics Programme (APPP), London, UK (2011) 111 pp.