The Sustainable Development Goals target zero poverty by 2030 – an ambitious yet achievable goal. If Tanzania is to “Get to Zero” extreme poverty, it is vital not only that those currently living in poverty escape it, but also that new individuals do not become impoverished and that those who have escaped poverty do not once again fall below the poverty line.
This study explores factors leading to sustained escapes from poverty, including tracking the pathways commonly followed and assessing policy interventions that support such pathways. The report draws on data drawn from the results of three Tanzanian National Panel Surveys (NPS) between 2008 and 2013, and primary qualitative data gathered from key informant interviews in the Morogoro region of eastern Tanzania – where the NPS recorded many sustained escapes.
Authors: Flora Kessy, Remidius Ruhinduka, Kim Kayunze, John Massito, and Abel Songole.
This study is part of the project ‘Understanding and supporting sustained pathways out of extreme poverty and deprivation.’