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Submitted by Web Master on 25 February 2013

Although the Tanzania Development Vision 2025 calls for a ‘developmental mindset’ focusing on economic growth that is ‘private sector-led’ with the state facilitating ‘strategic investments’ and ‘selective industrial support,' it was questionable that this was being implemented.

This was noted by Brian Cooksey, an independent research professional who was the presenter at the Policy Forum breakfast talk held on the 22nd February, 2013. He based his presentation on Policy Forum's third Tanzania Governance Review.

Titled 'Tanzania Governance Review for 2010-2011: Economic Growth without Poverty Reduction,' the review was compiled by the Tanzania Development Research Group (TADREG) under the supervision of a steering committee made up of Policy Forum network members. 

Cooksey said that Tanzania must maintain macro-economic stability, increase smallholder productivity, improve quality, efficiency and equity in public goods and social service provision, channel economic rents into productive activities and develop a pro-active industrial strategy that will create employment and exports.

Dr. Benson Bana, the discussant at the breakfast talk, said that the government has been having so many plans and strategies such as those on poverty reduction, five-year development plans, and the vision 2025. He called upon the planning commission to harmonize those plans instead of proliferating more  guiding documents that are not coherent.

For the presentation slides, click on the link below: