Housing the informal economy in Tanzania

Kuah, Adrian T.H., and Hassan, Suhaimy (2017) Housing the informal economy in Tanzania. Report Section. James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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Economic development is often riddled with problems, especially when stakeholders share different objectives initially. Tanzania is a developing country in the Tropics with a bursting 75-85 percent of its the population involved in the informal economy – an economic system based mostly on casual employment, kinship and social relations rather than contractual arrangements.

Tanzania certainly has its share of physical infrastructure development challenge for this informal sector. Using the Managerial Flow Model in three market infrastructure projects, we reveal apparent gaps at the start of the policy implementation: planning, governance, selection, coordination & integration, and finally knowledge & communication.

The managerial flow model is a useful consideration for any programme and policy implementation. We discover that managerial gaps can be closed at the beginning of the policy intervention or after implementation through an iterative revision process. However, if the managerial gaps are not closed at the onset of the project(s), poorer assets may be created, which may delay a successful implementation.

Item ID: 49519
Item Type: Report (Report Section)
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 05:12
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050299 Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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