The Prospects of Tanzania Industrialization in the Auspices of the East African Community.

Mwambegele, Sekela Jacobs (2021) The Prospects of Tanzania Industrialization in the Auspices of the East African Community. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Countries have through regional integrations gained economic favours to encourage industrialization processes. Currently, the EAC is implementing the 2011 Industrialisation policy and 2012-32 Industrialisation Strategy that both aim for the improvement of the industrial sector in the region. However, various socio-economic setbacks like the presence of protectionist policies on some goods, economic and technological differences may hinder opportunities for Tanzania to industrialize in the region. Therefore this research intends to explain the prospects of Tanzania Industrialisation in the auspices of the East African Community. The purpose is to have a broad understanding of the influence of various EAC industrialization measures on the national context. The study uses a sample size N=2462 obtained from the 2016 Annual Survey of Industrial Production in Tanzania. Furthermore, the study has used the 2018 Competitive Industrial Performance Report that assessed the benchmarks of industrial development of 150 countries and the EAC Industrial Competitive Report of 2017. These secondary data sets are used to make quantitative analysis of the study. The findings of the study explain that the East Africa Industrialisation policy provides a set of proposed interventions that are focused on improving industrial capacities in six prioritized sub-sectors. Also, various challenges for Tanzania industrialization and their proposed recommendations have also been discussed. The main conclusion in this research is that; Tanzania has the potential to benefit from the opportunities that are available within the EAC region. This can also be translated into continuous national efforts towards the improvement of measures that promote industrialization and exports in the EAC region. Keywords: Economic, Community, Industrialization, Tanzania.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 320 Political science
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2023 08:58
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2023 08:58

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