Tanzania at a crossroads: anti-corruption and the political settlement

This brief examines evidence-based research on anti-corruption strategies and the Tanzanian economy

Abstract

Tanzania faces a window of opportunity for addressing corruption in the country. Researchers should take advantage of this opportunity to identify feasible, sector-specific interventions that work with the grain of local interests to tackle corruption. The dramatic acceleration in the fight against corruption by the current government since 2015 has opened an important window of opportunity for sectoral anti-corruption reforms and improved development outcomes. For recent progress in anti-corruption to be sustainable, sector-specific anti-corruption reforms need to be embedded in institutions. These reforms can reduce the vulnerability to corruption in the public and private sectors, deliver pragmatic solutions and tangible results, while opening new spaces for productive investments and diversification.

The achievement of these development outcomes in anticorruption is a critical ingredient in sustaining Tanzanian efforts towards its structural transformation. The Anti Corruption Evidence (ACE) programme is working towards this objective with research partners in Tanzania, to generate evidence-based research on anti-corruption strategies in several key sectors to the Tanzanian economy.

This is an output from the ‘Anti Corruption Evidence (ACE)’ programme which is funded by the UK Department for International Development.

Citation

ACE research consortium. 2017. Tanzania at a crossroads: anti-corruption and the political settlement. Briefing Paper 001.

Tanzania at a crossroads: anti-corruption and the political settlement

Published 30 October 2017