Tanzania Mainland Poverty Assessment

The official poverty announced by the government in November 2013 has revealed that the national strategy against poverty has begun to facilitate reductions. The basic needs poverty rate has declined from around 34 percent  to 28.2 percent between 2007 and 2012 ---- the first significant decline in the last 20 years. Identifying the policy mechanisms that have helped to increase  the participation  of the poor in the growth process and to speed pro-poor growth is therefore important for present and future decision making in Tanzania on how to eradicate poverty.

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