Growth and poverty reduction in Tanzania

Type Report
Title Growth and poverty reduction in Tanzania
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
After many years of relatively slow growth, Tanzania’s national accounts data report
accelerated aggregate growth since around 2000. Our analysis shows that there has been somewhat
slower growth in private consumption and in sectors such as agriculture in which most of the poor
work and live. The household survey data documents a limited reduction in consumption poverty
over the period, and what poverty reduction there has been has mostly occurred in Dar es Salaam.
Indicators of non-monetary poverty have gradually improved over the past 20 years but significant
differences across the country remain.

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