PESA Editorial - Tanzania - 3Q2018/19

History of Conflict and its Impact on Tanzanian Development

The United Republic of Tanzania is among the most peaceful and politically stable countries in the Great Lakes region, with only a few incidents of socio-political and religious violence recorded since the country’s independence in 1961. This is in stark contrast to the egregious levels of ethnically-motivated violence witnessed in post-colonial Rwanda in 1994, the armed rebellions that afflicted neighbouring Uganda between 1963 and 1986, and the protracted armed conflict that continues to plague the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Tanzania Land Reform and Rural Transformation Overview

Tanzania Land Reform and Rural Transformation Overview

Approximately 70 percent of Tanzanians rely on land and agricultural related activities[1]. Agriculture forms the backbone of the economy contributing close to a third of the country’s GDP. In his 2017 budget speech, the Minister of Finance and Planning alluded Read More

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Tanzanian Growth

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Tanzanian Growth

Tanzania’s economic growth has been robust and amongst the highest in the region at an annual average rate of 6.8% from 2010-2015, which continued to improve to 7.0% in 2016. Economic growth is forecast to reach 7.1% in 2017, significantly higher than its regional counterparts, with Kenya’s GDP growth for the same period projected to be at 5.9%.

Infrastructure and investment in FY2016/17

National Budget Review for Tanzania

Leading up to the FY2016/17 national budget speech in June last year, there was a sense among analysts that the Tanzanian Treasury would be presenting an austerity-focused national budget in a bid to restrain the gradual rise in levels of government debt over the past few years. But instead, the Treasury announced a significant public spending increase of 30% year-on-year.

A “round up” on the ending financial previous year

Tanzanian 2016 Political Economy Review

Tanzania is one of the beneficiaries of the post-2009 global financial crisis investment hedging initiatives by developed economies and institutional investors. Consequently, Tanzania has experienced remarkable economic growth over the past 5 years despite the global economic downturn and ongoing uncertainty.