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African Journal of Economic Policy

Rural-Urban Migration, Remittances and Rural Poverty Alleviation in Tanzania: A Case Study of Migrants from Kondoa District

Authors: IB Katega

Journal: African Journal of Economic Policy

The study examined the linkages between rural-urban migration, remittances and poverty alleviation in Kondoa District, Tanzania. It established that the successful migrants sent remittances to their places of origin in rural areas. These helped receiving households in reducing poverty. The study concluded that the government should respond to the challenges of rural-urbanĀ  migration by promoting petty businesses through providing convenientĀ  working premises and motivating those in rural areas with financial credits to enhance their working capital and urge receiving rural households to use resources received wisely to reduce their poverty levels.