Is the Current Booming Growth in Africa Worth Celebrating? Some Evidence from Tanzania


The paper finds a missing link in the relationship between growth and long term poverty reduction, which is perceived to have resulted from a premature structural transformation from agriculture to the service sectors which are less skill intensive and less employment-generating. As a way forward, the paper proposes an alternative policy focus for poverty reducing growth. Much of the emphasis has been put on normal structural transformation, towards more employment and skills enhancing manufacturing sector, and building associated technological capabilities around it.

Author: Bitrina Diyamett and Musambya Mutambala


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