Category Diverse Journal of Business and Economic Growth

SMEs Financing Constraints in Zimbabwe: The Case of Midlands Province

Abstract – SMEs are dominant in Zimbabwe’s business community. Acknowledging SMEs’ role in the economy, it is indispensable for policy makers to make sure that all relevant support is given to SMEs. One major area of concern is lack of funding for SMEs business ventures. This study sought to unearth supply side, demand side as well as regulatory financing constrains that are negatively impacting on SMEs growth in Zimbabwe’s Midlands Province. The study employed a qualitative research methodology in which questionnaires and interviews were the major data gathering tools. SMEs, SMEs associations, the Ministry of Small and Medium enterprises as…

An Investigation into the Effectiveness of Border Control Methods in Safeguarding Revenue: The case of Zimbabwe Revenue Authority

Abstract – The study investigated the effectiveness of border control methods in safeguarding revenue in ZIMRA. Ten border control mechanisms were considered throughout the study and all conclusions were based on them. A qualitative research methodology was employed where questionnaires and face to face interviews formed the major sources of research data. Of the ten border control methods evaluated in the study, survey results indicated that seven of them are fairly effective; two were evaluated as effective and only cargo monitoring was evaluated as being ineffective in safeguarding the state revenue. Overall evaluation of all methods however revealed that ZIMRA’s…

Does External Debt Stimulate Economic Growth in Mozambique? An Empirical Evidence

Abstract – The present paper investigates the impact of external debt on Mozambique’s economic growth for the period from 2001 to 2017. Mozambique is a country with a high external debt as it has reached about 70.8% of GDP in 2017, representing 74% of total public debt. The real GDP decelerated to 3.7% in 2017, far below from the average growth of 7% that the country achieved on between 2011 and 2015. This is an empirical study based on the Johansen cointegration, the unit root test was conducted through the ADF and PP tests and the VAR and VECM models…

The Contribution of Fiscal Policy to Resource Allocation in Tanzania

Abstract – In Tanzania literature explores that fiscal policies have not been adequately implemented to achieve the desired monetary financial goals at the time the country has very limited financial resources to support its economic development. Despite fiscal policy’s fragility regarding implementation the contribution of fiscal policies to resource allocation have never been investigated in Tanzania. The contemporary study is aiming to evaluate the contribution of fiscal policies on resource allocation during the period 2009 to 2018 in Tanzania. To undertake the study objective, the simple regression model was applied to assess the contribution of fiscal policy to the resource…

Assessment of the Influence of Fiscal Policy to Fiscal Equalisation in Tanzania

Abstract – Literature revealed that the Tanzania intergovernmental transfer system has not put in place the fiscal equalisation mechanism to offset the revenue tax collection and public expenditures differences to its sub government local authorities while serving the public. However, the influence of fiscal policy to the fiscal equalisation has never been addressed in Tanzania. This study is focusing on assessing the influence of fiscal policy to the fiscal equalisation during the period 2009 to 2018 in Tanzania. To accomplish the study’s objective, the study used the simple linear regression model to assess the influence of fiscal policy to the…

Analysis of Tanzania Government Revenue Capability on Managing Public Debt: Ordinary Least Square Evidence

Abstract – Currently Tanzania public debt is rapidly growing to the extent the country is using 40% of domestic revenue collected to service the public debt at a time more funds are required to facilitate necessary government budget and developments projects towards accomplishing the priority industrialisation agenda for sustainable economic development in Tanzania. Despite that fact, no studies have been done to analyse the capability of the government revenue on managing the public debt in Tanzania. The present study’s objective is to analyse the Government revenue capability on managing the public debt during the period 2009 to 2018 in Tanzania.…

The Contribution of Fiscal Policy on Governing the Public Debt in Tanzania

Abstract – The fundamental role of the fiscal policy is to govern and pilot the public spending of the particular government. However, with the recent rapidly growing of the Tanzania public debt no studies have been undertaken to investigate the contribution of fiscal policies on governing the public debt in Tanzania. From that reference the study’s objective is to investigate the contribution of the fiscal policy on governing the public debt during the period 2009 to 2018 in Tanzania. To accomplish the study’s goal, the researcher used a linear regression model to evaluate the contribution of fiscal policy on governing…