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EST Annual Congress 2018
Dec 6 – Dec 7 all-day
EST Annual Congress 2018


Industrialization for Inclusive Development in Tanzania

Tanzania’s Second Five Year Development Plan (FYDP II) focuses on Nurturing Industrialization for Economic Transformation and Human Development. FYDP II aims to address development challenges in Tanzania not limited to low productivity, ineffective use of resources, low quality of social services and inadequate financial resources. In industrializing an economy, it’s important to thoroughly understand the matter, their measurement, expected results of intervention to yield positive outcomes. Yet what is understood to promote industrialization is still insufficient and yielding mixed results, thus calling for an in-depth discussion.

The Economic Society of Tanzania, a forum for discussing emerging ideas and empirical results of economic research with policy makers, regulators and opinion makers, aims to raise public awareness, and stimulate public interest and debate on the industrialization process and other economic issues relevant to the process. EST invites papers for its 2018 annual congress to be held in early December 2018 with the theme “Industrialization for Inclusive Development in Tanzania”.

Relevant issues to be discussed include availability of raw materials, use of technology, skills of the labour force and financing. Authors should look on issues not limited to source, access, cost and quality, the review of gaps and provide recommendations to inform industrialization. Thematic areas A) Industrial Policy and Policy Environment B) Resource based industries (sectoral linkages) C.) Industrialization and job creation D) Financing Industrialization and E) Manufacturing for export (Trade)

Please submit a full paper, accompanied by an abstract[1] that would include a brief discussion of the topic, literature review and methodology, discussion of findings to Blandina Kilama, 2018 EST CEO to Please include the following information with your submission on a title page: name, position, institutional affiliation, official address, mobile number and email address.

The submission deadline for papers is 9th November 2018. Authors will be notified of submission decisions by 19th November 2018. Only members who have paid their dues qualify to submit papers. Conference attendees must pay membership dues to attend, thereby becoming members for one fiscal year commencing July 2018. For more information on the Economic Society of Tanzania, please visit our website: You can reach us during working days via telephone from 1000hours to 1500hours through +255 655 810 381

CALL FOR POSTERS: EST is calling for young and upcoming economists to submit abstracts[2] (500 words) under the same theme. Shortlisted poster presenters will be contacted and taken through a training. The submission deadline for abstracts is 15th October 2018 and for posters is 19th November 2018.

[1] Requirements: 1) A clear and concise abstract of no more than 500 words 2) A title 3) A list of all authors full names 4) Institution affiliations for each author 5) One author who is an active EST member who will be able to present the abstract at the congress and 6) References (up to five). The deadline for submission is on the mentioned date at 11:30 p.m. late submissions will not be accepted.

[1] (requirements as above)