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Title:Development Strategies and Poverty Reduction Initiatives: Analytical Discussion with Applications to Tanzania
Authors:Mtatifikolo, Fidelis P.
Mabele, Robert
Periodical:Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (ISSN 1027-1775)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Tanzania
East Africa
Subjects:economic policy
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
Politics and Government
Economics, Commerce
Poverty alleviation
Economic and social development
sustainable development
political participation
Development strategy
Abstract:This paper is about development strategies and poverty reduction initiatives, using Tanzania as a case study. Poverty is defined and operationalized in the global context, with poverty in Africa being characterized as 'mass poverty'. In Tanzania, poverty is rampant and largely rural even though the urban areas are not as such rich. Urban poverty is worse in smaller towns than in the capital, Dar es Salaam. Current poverty reduction initiatives distinguish between strategic and operational-level efforts. Regarding strategic efforts, Tanzania has had explicit policies in the recent Reform Programme and Rolling Plans. Operational-level initiatives see combined interventions, at grassroots level, of the Government, the donor community and the NGOs. Recommendations emphasize continuity and consolidation of processes in which the poor themselves are the primary actors. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum.