United Republic of Tanzania : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publication Date:

July 27, 2016

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper examines productivity, growth, structural reforms, and macroeconomic policies in Tanzania. Tanzania experienced macroeconomic stabilization and significant structural change over the last three decades, including two major waves of reforms, first in the mid-1980s and more importantly in the mid-1990s. Both reform waves were followed by total factor productivity (TFP) and growth spurts. Over the recent period, TFP growth decreased, which coincided with a less strong reform drive. It is suggested that a TFP-led growth model is superior and that vigorous reforms are needed to foster further structural transformation of the economy and sustain high productivity gains and investment.

Series:

Country Report No. 16/254

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 27, 2016

ISBN/ISSN:

9781498390941/1934-7685

Stock No:

1TZAEA2016003

Format:

Paper

Pages:

61

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