CALL FOR CONSULTANCY: Study Dangers of Double Taxation Agreements in Financing Development: Case Study of Tanzania DTAs with South Africa and India

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Agenda 2063 provides that there must be a principle of self-reliance, with Africa financing its own development. These similar sentiments are echoed in the agenda 2030, which lay emphasis on the importance of the need for domestic resource as a key component in financing development.  The efforts by African countries to be self-reliant and finance their development have been a difficult one and full of challenges ranging from tax evasion, tax avoidance, base erosion and profit shifting.  This has meant that most African countries have resorted into reliance of aid and debt in financing their development which have proofed unreliable and unsustainable.

It is against this background therefore that TJNA in collaboration with its members SEATINI Uganda, CISLAC Nigeria, Ghana Integrity Initiative Ghana, Policy Forum in Tanzania and CTPD Zambia with support from OSF seek to undertake a joint study on the Dangers of DTAs in Financing Development in Africa with case studies of Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

Objective of the study

The study will aim at demystifying the policy logic behind signing of various tax treaties in Tanzania. On this basis the study is geared towards the following objectives:

  • To do a critical review of DTAs signed by Tanzania with South Africa and India
  • Analyse the dangers that DTAs pose towards financing development in Tanzania
  • Make policy recommendations on the key consideration that Tanzania needs to incorporate during the negotiations or renegotiations in line with the proposed best practices like ATAF Model and the recent developments on the MLI.


The consultant will be expected to carry out a study in Tanzania in line with the above objectives. In light of this, the consultant will be expected to analyse:

  • National report on dangers of DTAs on Financing Development i.e. (between Tanzania and,) in line with the outlined study structure. (Annex I).

Acacemic Qualifications

  1. At least a master’s degree in a relevant field in the area of planning, public policy, development economics, Law and Tax.
  2. Experience and deep understanding of how DTAs are administered and work in the various markets.

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Expiration Date: 
Monday, September 25, 2017

All applications should be forwarded to Policy Forum,through or delivered by hand to our Mikocheni office not later than 25 September 2017.  Policy Forum will appoint a consultant by September 29, 2017.

The consultant will be responsible for delivering a draft report addressing the above research  by November 10, 2017, and a final report by November 17, 2017.