Poverty and Development in Tanzania

20 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2018

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Riccardo Pelizzo

Nazarbayev University

Lucas Katera

Policy Research for Development, REPOA

Stephen Mwombela

Policy Research for Development, REPOA

Lulu Olan’g

Policy Research for Development, REPOA

Date Written: March 30, 2018

Abstract

The paper investigates the relationship between development, as measured by the GNI per capita and lived poverty in Tanzania which is measured on the basis of whether and how often respondents go, in the course of one year, without food, water, medical care, cooking fuel and cash income. By using the data collected by Afrobarometer in Tanzania, we are able to create one set of indicators that capture the extension of lived poverty, that is what percentage of the respondents, experiences deprivation, but we also develop a series of indicators that capture the severity of lived poverty, that is how frequently respondents experience this problem. Our statistical analyses reveal that while Tanzanian progress along the developmental path did not have a significant impact on the extension of lived poverty, it made a large and significant contribution to reduce its severity.

Keywords: poverty, development, tanzania

JEL Classification: O40; O57; I10; I20; I32

Suggested Citation

Pelizzo, Riccardo and Katera, Lucas and Mwombela, Stephen and Olan’g, Lulu, Poverty and Development in Tanzania (March 30, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3241305 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3241305

Riccardo Pelizzo (Contact Author)

Nazarbayev University ( email )

53 Kabanbay Batyra Avenue
Astana, 010000
Kazakhstan

Lucas Katera

Policy Research for Development, REPOA ( email )

P.O. Box 33223
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania

Stephen Mwombela

Policy Research for Development, REPOA

P.O. Box 33223
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania

Lulu Olan’g

Policy Research for Development, REPOA

P.O. Box 33223
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania

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