Tanzania: The poverty reduction initiatives continue being questioned

Thursday 28 February 2013

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Published by: National Report, Social Watch 2013.

Canal: Social Watch.

Type of document: Reports and studies.

Language: English

Theme: Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

Keywords: Development, Inequality, Economy, MDG, Poverty.

Countries and Regions: Tanzania.

Description: Annual report.

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Tanzania has abundant natural resources, but it lacks mechanisms for its efficient use. Incentives and tax evasion are very high. That is why the government is urging everyone to diversify economy and to look for viable and alternative sources of income to attain economic development.

Although the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) obtained a light increase in the period between 1998 and 2008 and the per capita GDP went from USD 323 in 2001 to USD 440 in 2008, poverty is still huge.

Around 75 per cent of inhabitants are poor agricultural workers and the poverty rate is bigger in rural areas (37,6%) than in the large cities, such as Dar es Salaam (16,6%).

The Report 2013 by Social Watch assesses the challenges to be face in the implementation of initiatives for the reduction of poverty adopted and suggest alternative solutions for its reduction or eradication.

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