President Kikweke officiates the 3rd ESRF 2014 Annual National Conference
The President of United Republic of Tanzania, Hon. Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete giving a speech
The theme for this year‘s conference was based on the Tanzania Human Development Report 2014. President Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete officiated the opening of the 3rd National Conference with the title "Unleashing Growth Potentials in Tanzania: Economic Transformation for human Development". It was held at Hyatt Regency Kilimanjaro Hotel in Dar es Salaam on 11th September 2014.
During the opening the President called for sustainable development, with the focus on inclusiveness. He emphasized that the country’s next Five Year Development Plan (2016-2021) will focus on industrialization to structurally transform the economy to generate more and better jobs. He urged participants to explore more initiatives towards poverty reduction underpinned by an inclusive and national ownership approach.
ESRF Undertakes Final Follow-up on Girl Power Project
The Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) in partnership with the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), FEMINA Hip, and Development Pioneer Consultants (CMI) came together in 2012 to undertake the project called “Girls Economic Empowerment – The Best Contraceptive?” The main objective of the study was to increase our understanding of young girls’ fertility decisions and how these decisions interact with their economic situation.
The study took place in rural Tanzania where the majority of girls start childbearing at the age of 16 to 20 years, and investigates the fertility decisions of girls when they are on the verge of making two of the most important decisions in their lives: What to do when leaving school and whether to start child bearing. An ultimate goal of this research project is to inform the design of sound policies, and careful development of a cost-effective intervention with scaling-up potentials.
ESRF & Girl Power Project Researchers at a Retreat at Jagwani Beach