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Non-State Actors Communiqué on Livestock Sector Development in Tanzania

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A Call to Action

In this communiqué, the undersigned Non-State Actors (civil society,pastoralist, research, private, farmers’ unions and other stakeholders) champion a call to action and outline recommendations on livestock policy advocacy strategies that take into consideration the unique conditions and opportunities of the livestock sector development in Tanzania. To read more click here.

Policy Forum's New Board Members 2017

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                                   Outgoing Board Members

2017 AMI Declaration- Declaration of the 8th Alternative Mining Indaba “Making Natural Resources Work for the People: Domestication of the Africa Mining Vision: From Vision to Reality’’

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We, representatives of over 450 members of faith-based organisations, civil society organisations, community based organisations, Pan African networks and organisations, labour movements, women movements, human rights activists, media, students from African countries and our international partners met on February 6–8, 2017 in Cape Town to share experience, lessons and deliberate on the role and the impacts of extractives on communities, national economies, the environment and society at large.

Agro-processing: a means of curbing revenue loss from the Tanzanian agricultural sector.

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Stakeholders have called upon the government to resort to the creation of agro-processing businesses and rural  agro -based  industries as a means of increasing revenues and reducing import bills through value addition. This call was made during the Policy Forum breakfast debate held on 27th January 2017, Dar es Salaam

Citizens Budget 2016/17 Issued by the Ministry of Finance in Collaboration with Policy Forum

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The 2016/2017 edition of the Citizens’ Budget intends to provide a simple and clear overview of 2016/17 Government Budget in a more transparent manner, as it was for the previous editions1. Essentially, Government Budget is the annual estimates of revenue and expenses prepared by Government. It is a fundamental tool that the Government uses to translate its policy decisions into actions politically, socially and economically.

Office Closure for Holiday Season

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Kindly be informed that Policy Forum Secretariat office will be closed for Christmas and New Year Holiday from 21st  December 2016 to 9th January 2017.

The office will be opened and resume its regular activities and operations on Monday 9th January 2016.               

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause.                         

Transfer Pricing in the Extractive Sector in Tanzania

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Tax avoidance is one of the biggest economic issues of our time. According to International Monetary Fund (IMF), developing countries currently lose $ 100- $ 300 billion of tax revenue through tax avoidance. One among many reasons for such a problem is inefficient taxation of extractive activities and the inability to fight abuses of transfer pricing by multinational enterprises. This was said in Dar es Salaam in the last breakfast debate of Policy Forum (PF) slated for November 25, 2016.

Notice of Policy Forum Secretariat Office Closure

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Kindly be informed that Policy Forum offices will be closed from Monday November 5th to Thursday  8th December for our Annual Retreat 2016.

The office will be opened and resume its regular activities and operations on Tuesday,13th December 2016.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause.

We encourage you all to send us any pressing/urgent matters to the PF Secretariat Office via +255 782 317434. All other matters will be addressed when our offices re-open on 13 December, 2016

Actors have been called to work with the Government in addressing local authorities' challenges

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Mafinga member of Parliament, Hon. Cosato Chumi, has called upon actors to collaborate in addressing challenges that are faced by Local Government Authorities (LGAs). Opening a training workshop on the roles and responsibilities of Councilors held on the 22nd to 26th November 2016, he said that the government cannot address all these challenges alone and it needs efforts from non-state actors such as civil society organisations (CSOs).

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