Transforming Dar es Salaam into a City that Works

This paper investigates what Dar es Salaam can do to reap the benefits of urbanisation and transform into a well functioning city

Abstract

Tanzania is urbanising fast but it is still only about one-third of the way through its urbanisation process. This gives policy makers a window of opportunity to design new policies which avoid the mistakes of the past. From global experience, we know that urbanisation can bring large benefits: by enabling firms to reap the productivity gains of scale and specialisation it makes ordinary workers better off. Cities perform this miracle of productivity by providing good connectivity between firms and households. This paper investigates what Dar es Salaam can do to reap the benefits of urbanisation and transform into a well-functioning city.

This paper is a part of a Global Research Program on Spatial Development of Cities, funded by the Multi Donor Trust Fund on Sustainable Urbanization of the World Bank and supported by the UK Department for International Development.

Citation

Paul Collier, Patricia Jones (2015) Transforming Dar es Salaam into a City that Works

Transforming Dar es Salaam into a City that Works

Published 18 October 2015