29 October 2018, SOAS, University of London

Co-hosted by the Centre for African Studies and the Britain Tanzania Society, SOAS, and the SOAS Anti-Corruption Evidence research consortium.

The panel discussion addressed Tanzania’s political economy situation, with a focus on the SOAS-ACE research programme in the country. Dr Antonio Andreoni (SOAS University of London and SOAS-ACE Research Consortium) introduced his political settlement analysis of Tanzania and the ACE research approach and agenda. He provided a number of cases to highlight feasible strategies for improving development outcomes in several sectors of the economy. REPOA and ESRF are research partners for the ACE programme in Tanzania.

Antonio has published extensively on industrial development, manufacturing firms, ecosystems and technological change, governance and policies in both developed and developing countries, especially Tanzania, South Africa and Ethiopia. Antonio acted as advisor for several UN Agencies, including UNIDO, ILO, UNDP, UNCTAD and UNECA, as well as the World Bank, DFID and various government agencies. Antonio holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge. The discussion was led by Godlisten Pallangyo from the British Tanzania Society.