This data was originally collected by a team from the Helsinki School of Economics, in conjunction with the Tanzanian Confederation of Industries and the University of Dar es Salaam. The surveys were undertaken as part of the Regional Program on Enterprise Development (RPED) organised by the Africa Technical Department of the World Bank.
We are particularly grateful to Xavier Blanc from Helsinki for making the data available for CSAE researchers in January 1999, in preparation for Wave 4 of the Tanzanian Manufacturing Enterprise Survey undertaken in late 1999 (see separate dataset and documentation also on the CSAE website). This data has been cleaned and analysed as part of an ongoing CSAE research project into manufacturing sector performance in Tanzania and Ghana funded by the Department for International Development (DFID).
Blanc, Xavier (1997), “Industrial Change under Structural Adjustment: Tanzania 1993-1996”, Wave 3 Report, Helsinki School of Economics, February 1997.
Harding, Alan and Francis Teal (1999), “Tanzanian Manufacturing Sector Performance in a Comparative Perspective 1992-95”, CSAE Report, University of Oxford, October 1999.
Harding, Alan and Francis Teal (2000), “Firm Survival, Growth and Productivity: Tanzanian Manufacturing in the 1990’s”, mimeo, CSAE, University of Oxford, October 2000.
Helsinki School of Economics (1995), “Dynamics of Enterprise Development in Tanzania: Final Report on the Round 2 Survey Data”, Helsinki, July 1995.
Ndulu, Benno and Joseph Semboja (1992), "Trade and Industrialisation in Tanzania: A Review of Experience and Issues," in Trade Policy, Industrialization and Development: New Perspectives, G. K. Helleiner ed., Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 515-53.
Wangwe, Samuel, F. Musonda and J. Kweka (1997), “Policies for Manufacturing Competitiveness: The Case of Tanzania”, Working Paper, Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF), Dar es Salaam.
Tanzania RPED Readme: PDF file (19pp, 260KB)
Please read this documentation before trying to download and use the data.
Data and Programs
The raw data, programs, additional files, and a copy of the documentation, are all available for download in one compressed zip archive: Data, docs and programs (zip archive, 2,731kB)
The master questionnaires are available as PDF files scanned in from the originals