The Implication Of Social Policies in Enhancing Equality in Peri-Urban Land Market in Bagamoyo District, Tanzania
Population increase influence the dynamics in land market and agitate
land access competition, which results into exclusion of some
individuals. Inequality is evident in majority of Tanzanians women,
youth, children and elderly. It is more prevalence in land markets where
rich individuals are favorable to make choices regarding access to land
resources. Owing to potential developments, peri-urban areas are
becoming places where changes in land uses and activities take place.
This study analyzed how gender policy facilitated access to land market
by the disadvantaged poor in Bagamoyo District. It was evident that
disadvantaged poor was the most affected group in accessing land
markets. Nevertheless, enforcement of Gender policy has a positive
influence to the disadvantaged poor. For stance it has facilitated, the
district to contribute 20% off its budget towards disadvantaged groups’
investment capital. Therefore, more emphasis on gender policy
implementation is needed to enhance equal access to land markets.