Shaping economic transformation in Tanzania

These essays focus on agricultural productivity, microfinance, industrialisation and the transition from manufacturing to services


Over the past decade, Tanzania has seen its economy grow and strengthen. With an average growth rate of 6.9%, the country is ahead of the sub-Saharan African average of 4.9%. Despite this, poverty is still high, raising questions about the quality and long-term impact of this growth. This set of policy essays, based on discussions at a DEGRP/REPOA high-level conference in Dar es Salaam in 2015, explores the challenges of and potential solutions for economic transformation and ongoing economic growth in Tanzania.

Featuring contributions from leading researchers as well as a keynote speech from Governor of the Bank of Tanzania Professor Benno Ndulu, the essays focus on issues such as agricultural productivity, microfinance, industrialisation, and the transition from manufacturing to service industries.

DEGRP is the Department for International Development - Economic and Social Research Council ‘ funded Growth Research Programme’ (DEGRP)


Dirk Willem te Velde, Sam Wangwe, Steve Wiggins (eds) (2015) Shaping economic transformation in Tanzania. DEGRP Policy Essays

Shaping economic transformation in Tanzania

Published 30 October 2015