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Tanzania's Growth Centre Policy and Industrial Development

Michael Darkoh

Based on extensive field work and documentation, the book provides a timely, comprehensive and scholarly examination of Tanzania's experience with growth centre planning. It discusses the salient features of Tanzania's growth centre and industrial decentralisation strategy and critically examines the post-independence industrial and urban development policies of the erstwhile Nyerere administration, identifying the primary factors accounting for their failure and poor implementation. It highlights the lessons derived from Tanzania's planning experience for other countries of Africa and the rest of the developing world.
Contents: Objectives, theoretical background and significance of the study - Industrial development - Regional development - Urban development and industrialization: case studies - Reasons for the failure and abandonment of the growth centres policy - Post 1974 development - The lessons from Tanzania's experience.