Remittance Inflows and its Impacts on Household Poverty in Zanzibar

Sheha, Amer Haji (2018) Remittance Inflows and its Impacts on Household Poverty in Zanzibar. ["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined] thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study on Remittance inflows and its Impacts on Household Poverty in Zanzibar was conducted to estimate the volume of remittance inflows; to examine its delivery methods; to assess remittances to individual household incomes and to examine its impacts on reduction of household poverty. It was conducted in six Districts of Unguja and four Districts of Pemba. A total of 400 households, 240 in Unguja and 160 in Pemba were involved in the study. The household questionnaires, institutional questionnaires and interview schedules were used for data collection from the households, beneficiaries and agencies used as channels of remittance receiving. Respondents included heads of households, managers of seven commercial banks, four remittance vendors, staffs of the Planning Commission responsible for coordinating Zanzibar Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty. In the analysis, the study applied t- test analysis and computation of simple statistics. The study findings attested that, significant amount of remittance inflow to Zanzibar in 2012 to a tune of 2.8% of the Country Gross Domestic Product of the same year. It have positive impacts on poverty and therefore, it can be used as a tool to reduce poverty in Zanzibar. Remittances contribute to both investment and consumption. Substantial number of households received remittances, through formal and informal channels are well off compared to non-recipient households. However, a small proportion were used for investment, whereas significant amount used for consumption. The study recommended that the Government should facilitate inflow of remittances, influence economic uses and investment to increase household income and support poverty reduction initiatives in Zanzibar.

Item Type: Thesis (["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined])
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 08:18
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 08:18

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