Growth and Poverty in Tanzania

Has this growth succeeded in improving lives of people? This note demonstrates that this “successful transition”

  • has failed to bring poverty reduction,   
  • most of the progress has occurred in Dar es Salaam and not in rural areas, and 
  • is associated with the poorest getting poorer and the richest richer  

At the same time

  • Tanzania remains of track to achieving the poverty MDG /MKUKUTA targets, and 
  • does worse than comparator countries in Africa and Asia  

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