This working paper accompanies ‘Village Voices’, a film which covers the lives of people in five remote regions of Tanzania over five years (2004-08). The paper examines specifically why high economic growth during the period of Tanzania's poverty reduction strategy (MKUKUTA 2005-2010) has not translated into the expected reduction in poverty, as there has been a rise in one million people living in poverty over the period 2001 to 2007. The official response has been a call for broad-based growth by stepping up efforts to green revolutionise agriculture through an Agriculture First (Kilimo Kwanza) strategy.
CPRC Working Paper No. 153, Chronic Poverty Research Centre, London, UK, ISBN: 978-1-906433-55-0, 61 pp.