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Tanzania's Growth Process and Success in Reducing Poverty

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  • Volker Treichel
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    Since 1995, Tanzania has made major progress in economic reform and macroeconomic stabilization, resulting in strong growth and low inflation. This paper reviews Tanzania''s growth performance and prospects and assesses the impact of growth on poverty. It finds that growth has been increasingly driven by higher factor productivity and that a continuation of recent policies should allow Tanzania to grow above 5 percent a year over the medium term. Furthermore, it finds that growth since 1995 has resulted in a significant decline of poverty and that prospects are favorable for Tanzania to attain its objectives for reducing income poverty by 2015.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 05/35.

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    Length: 25
    Date of creation: 01 Feb 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:05/35

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    Keywords: Poverty; Economic growth; Poverty reduction; per capita income; growth rate; growth rates; total factor productivity; gdp growth; growth accounting; terms of trade; skilled labor; per capita income growth; real gdp; trade regime; export growth; gdp growth rate; regional integration; pro-poor growth; import duties; factor shares; aggregate demand; domestic market; trade shock; export crops; gdp per capita; intermediate goods; income distribution; value-added tax; gdp growth rates; external tariff; international standards; sectoral growth rates; agricultural exports; exchange rate risk; export performance; external shocks; neighboring countries; liberalization of trade;

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    1. Ravallion, Martin & Datt, Gaurav, 2002. "Why has economic growth been more pro-poor in some states of India than others?," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 68(2), pages 381-400, August.
    2. Abdelhak Senhadji, 2000. "Sources of Economic Growth: An Extensive Growth Accounting Exercise," IMF Staff Papers, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 47(1), pages 6.
    3. Ravallion, Martin & Datt, Gaurav, 1999. "When is growth pro-poor? Evidence from the diverse experiences of India's states," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2263, The World Bank.
    4. Emmanuel Brou Aka & Bernardin Akitoby & Amor Tahari & Dhaneshwar Ghura, 2004. "Sources of Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa," IMF Working Papers 04/176, International Monetary Fund.
    5. Susan M. Collins & Barry P. Bosworth, 1996. "Economic Growth in East Asia: Accumulation versus Assimilation," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, vol. 27(2), pages 135-204.
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    1. repec:nbr:nberch:13442 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Li, Ying & Rowe, Francis, 2007. "Aid inflows and the real effective exchange rate in Tanzania," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4456, The World Bank.
    3. Nkunde Mwase, 2006. "An Empirical Investigation of the Exchange Rate Pass-Through to Inflation in Tanzania," IMF Working Papers 06/150, International Monetary Fund.
    4. Sebastian Edwards, 2014. "Is Tanzania a Success Story? A Long Term Analysis," NBER Chapters, in: African Successes: Government and Institutions National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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