Commissioned by the Norwegian Embassy, Dar es Salaam, as an input to Norway's participation in the consultations leading up to the Tanzanian Assistance Strategy, the report focuses on major policy issues confronting Tanzania if it is to meet the goal of eradicating extreme poverty within 25 years. The government will have to make a number of difficult policy choices when attempting to combine economic growth with social safety and minimum rights. To facilitate this it is urgently needed to develop better understanding of the trends and causes of poverty, and the capacity to monitor the effects of various policy initatives.

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