Social Policy in Historical Perspective in Tanzania.

    THDR 2017: Background Paper No. 6

    Social provisioning is a critical ingredient of human development and thus inextricably linked to economic development. With this understanding in mind, this chapter seeks to analyse, historically, the development of social provisioning in Tanzania by identifying the economic, political and social drivers which led to shifts in prioritization of either human development (social provisioning) or economic development issues in the country’s socio-economic planning, policy and institutional frameworks. The analysis shows clearly that the main drivers of the shifts in priority setting ranged from the adopted development paradigm cum ideological orientation, availability of financial resources, policies of multilateral financial institutions, namely the World...

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