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Tanzania at the turn of the century : background papers and statistics.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2002.
description
xix, 345 p. : ill., 1 col. map ; 28 cm.
ISBN
0821350617
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Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2002.
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0821350617
general note
Jointly prepared by the World Bank and the Government of the Republic of Tanzania.
Task managers: Benno Ndulu and Charles K. Mutalemwa.
catalogue key
4672577
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-345).
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Summaries
Long Description
Institutions fix the confines of and impose form upon the activities of human beings. --Walton Hamilton, Institutions, 1932. The World Development Report 2002: Building Institutions for Markets undertakes the complex issue of the basic institutions needed for markets to function properly. This year's World Development Report goes beyond a simple examination of institutional structure and explores the functions of institutions. Recognizing that one size does not fit all, the report asks what do all institutions which support markets do? The answer is simple: Institutions channel information, define and enforce property rights, and increase or prevent competition. Understanding the functions that current institutions and their proposed replacements would provide is the first step. The report contends that once you have identified the institutional functions that are missing, you can then build effective institutions by following some basic principles: Complement what exists already - in terms of other supporting institutions, human capacities, and technology. Innovate to suit local norms and conditions. Experimenting with new structures can provide a country with creative solutions that work. Connect communities of market players through open information flows and open trade. Open trade and information flows create demand for new institutions and improve the functioning of existing structures. Compete among jurisdictions, firms, and individuals. Increased competition creates demand for new institutions as old ones lose their effectiveness. It also affects how people behave - improving institutional quality. These broad lessons and careful analyses, which links theory with pertinent evidence, are provided in the report. World Development Report 2002: Building Institutions for Markets contains selected World Development Indicators
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This report details lessons from TanzaniaA'-s development experience gained during the past four decades. It evaluates the imperatives for a higher sustained growth and a better livelihood for its citizens in the future. The background papers, presented in this report, review and evaluate TanzaniaA'-s actual growth and poverty reduction performance. This report also analyzes the main reasons for TanzaniaA'-s performance record and highlights the strategic and institutional imperatives needed for developing sustained growth and poverty reduction in Tanzania. The analysis focuses on the development of the private sector and its increased role in the growth and modernization of the Tanzanian economy.
Main Description
"This report details lessons from Tanzania's development experience gained during the past four decades. It evaluates the imperatives for a higher sustained growth and a better livelihood for its citizens in the future. The background papers, presented in this report, review and evaluate Tanzania's actual growth and poverty reduction performance. This report also analyzes the main reasons for Tanzania's performance record and highlights the strategic and institutional imperatives needed for developing sustained growth and poverty reduction in Tanzania. The analysis focuses on the development of the private sector and its increased role in the growth and modernization of the Tanzanian economy."
Main Description
This report identifies lessons from Tanzania's development experience over the past four decades, and assesses how a higher sustained growth and a better livelihood for its citizens in the future can be achieved. The background papers: review and evaluate the country's growth and poverty reduction performance; highlight the strategic and institutional imperatives needed for developing sustained growth and reducing poverty; and consider the development of the private sector and its increased role in the growth and modernisation of the Tanzanian economy.
Long Description
This report details lessons from Tanzania's development experience gained during the past four decades. It evaluates the imperatives for a higher sustained growth and a better livelihood for its citizens in the future. The background papers, presented in this report, review and evaluate Tanzania's actual growth and poverty reduction performance. This report also analyzes the main reasons for Tanzania's performance record and highlights the strategic and institutional imperatives needed for developing sustained growth and poverty reduction in Tanzania. The analysis focuses on the development of the private sector and its increased role in the growth and modernization of the Tanzanian economy.
Long Description
This report details lessons from Tanzania¿s development experience gained during the past four decades. It evaluates the imperatives for a higher sustained growth and a better livelihood for its citizens in the future. The background papers, presented in this report, review and evaluate Tanzania¿s actual growth and poverty reduction performance. This report also analyzes the main reasons for Tanzania¿s performance record and highlights the strategic and institutional imperatives needed for developing sustained growth and poverty reduction in Tanzania. The analysis focuses on the development of the private sector and its increased role in the growth and modernization of the Tanzanian economy.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Summary
Background Papersp. 1
Background Informationp. 3
Review of Recent Macroeconomic Performancep. 11
What Matters Most for Growth?p. 47
Combatting Poverty, Ignorance, and Diseasep. 87
Unleashing the Private Sector's Potential for Tanzania's Developmentp. 115
Pacemakers for Sustainable Economic Growthp. 179
Performance of Zanzibar's Economyp. 213
Statistical Appendixp. 249
Referencesp. 337
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