Tanzania

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Tanzania is gearing up for an overhaul of its health care sector that could prove transformational by ensuring universal insurance coverage and greatly broadening the opportunities for outside service providers. The past decade-and-a-half has seen considerable successes in public health, with major communicable diseases brought under control...

 

Smallholder farmers account for the large majority of agricultural output in Tanzania, making their integration into larger value chains a vital component of the sector’s growth agenda. At present, smallholder growth remains constrained by severe infrastructure deficits that limit access to domestic and international markets, challenges in...

 

As Tanzania seeks middle-income status, strengthening the education system has become a high priority. The past 20 years have seen substantial progress in improving access to education and enrolment rates. Service provision by the private sector has also expanded significantly, with international schools becoming more popular. In 2015 the...

 

In recent decades, pharmaceuticals production has expanded its geographical reach. This trend appears to be here to stay; in a 2015 survey of major pharmaceutical firms conducted by global consulting firm Strategy&, more than half of respondents anticipated that over 30% of their global sales would originate in emerging markets by 2018....

 

As part of its economic transformation in the 2000s, Tanzania recognised that a robust and reliable financial reporting framework, in both the public and private sectors, would play a vital role in mitigating fiscal and fiduciary risks, thereby stimulating further local and foreign direct investments. On July 1, 2004, the National Board of...

 

In a bid to bolster slowing agricultural exports and support industry growth, the government of Tanzania moved to eliminate the majority of levies applied to the agriculture sector in its 2017/18 budget. These levies have led to inflated input costs, and high levels of value-added tax (VAT) and tariffs on inputs have disproportionately...