From Poverty Reduction to Structural Transformation: Changing development logics in Tanzania

January 14, 2014  • Posted in Member Projects  •  0 Comments

Maia Green , The University of Manchester, Department of Anthropology

This project examines how  poverty reduction agendas established at the end of the cold war are being superseded  in a number of countries by assertive development rationales which prioritise structural transformation as a means to enable economic growth. This shift necessitates a reorganisation of social relations and  the economies they enable on an unprecedented scale.  It also entails a substantial reorganisation of the development  policy enterprise to credibilize the turn to growth.  My research explores the social and  cultural  effects of  the new development agenda in Tanzania through a focus on  changes in the organisation of policy knowledge and changes in the organisation of economic relations.

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