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Title:Can HIPC reduce poverty in Tanzania? PDF Logo
Authors:Danielson, Anders
Issue Date:2001
Series/Report no.:WIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2001/106
Abstract:While growth has increased in Tanzania during the past five or six years, it is still too low to have a visible impact on poverty. Indeed, recent evidence suggests that the amounts of both income and non-income poverty are roughly the same as they were a decade ago. Since debt relief provided under HIPC will free government resources, the initiative will potentially help reduce poverty through larger government expenditures on social sectors. However, it is unlikely that Tanzania will be able to reach the situation projected in the decision point document: projections are extremely optimistic, and deviations from these are likely to lead to a rapid accumulation of debt, so debt sustainability—as reflected in the debt-to-export ratio—will not be met. – Tanzania ; HIPC ; debt ; growth
JEL:F34
F35
O19
O55
ISBN:9291900354
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Discussion Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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