Third World Development Experience: Tanzania

S Chandrasekhar

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  • ISBN: 9788170350927

  • No. of Pages: 84

  • Imprint: Daya Publishing House

  • Publisher: Daya Publishing House

  • Year: 1990

The book deals, extensively with the underdeveloped African State of Tanzania. It is predominantly an agricultural economy, mostly a subsistence one. The author has delved deep into the problems confronted by Tanzania in its developmental process. The development problems of Tanzania are extremely heterogeneous varying widely, from one region to another. The author has made a reference of the physical impediments in the way of successful implementation of the various developmental schemes. An assessment of the implementation of the policy particularly with regard to the agricultural development aspects of it has been made. The dismal performance of agriculture has been attributed to the formulation of too many policies, along with many other factors. A special reference has been made of the Ujamaa policy. The unrelenting intervention of the government in all activities including agriculture in some form of public enterprise which are known as the parastatals and lack of suitable incentives to participate in the production processes are also held responsible for the sorry state of agriculture. The resource constraints, the increasing trade gap, growing eternal debt, increasing trade gap, falling investment in agriculture and decreased investment in infrastructure, rapid inflation are only some hurdles which are to be surmounted to achieve the final goal. The book will be very useful to the scholars and researchers doing research work on the economics of third world countries. It will also help the policy makers and provide comprehensive study material to a layman.

84p., 24 tabls., ind., 23 cm

Contents Chapter 1: Financing Development in TanzaniaThe Inflation Context; Chapter 2: Employment and Wages in Tanzanian Parastatals; Chapter 3: Performance of the Manufacturing Enterprises; Chapter 4: Conclusion.

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