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Where are We with Revenue Management in the Extractives Sector? Stakeholders Debate on the Losses and Gains for Tanzania

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It is no doubt that whether you read articles or analyses related to extractives industry of Tanzania you will be bombarded with banal phrases such as ‘Tanzania is endowed with immense resources including hydrocarbons and solid minerals like gold, diamond, iron, tanzanite and natural gas.’ The main challenge for the country, however, has remained manag

Partnerships are Key to Leaving No-one Behind : Lessons from Africa's SDGs Experience

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Successful implementation of Agenda 2030 for sustainable development requires partnerships and multi stakeholder approaches. This was said today by the Hon.

The Tanzania Human Rights Report 2018: Policies to Protect Children’s Rights

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The Government of Tanzania has made commitments to provide and safeguard human rights such as the ratification of several core human rights conventions as well as put in place national policies favoring a human rights-based approach to development but there are challenges in concretizing them in practice.

The Creative Industry Policy Reforms Required to Achieve the National Industrialization Agenda

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The creative and cultural sectors face policy challenges that lead to inconsistent engagement between sector players and relevant ministries/institutions, subsequently apparent unbalanced development of creative and cultural sector; disorganized, mismanaged, fragmented associations in creative and cultural industries, low entrepreneurship skills and no

Accountability Stakeholders Debate on Current Financial Trends in Tanzania

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The 2017/2018 CAG’s report has indicated areas of corruptive and fraudulent transactions amounting to TZS 207.12 billion.

The Nexus Between Taxation of the Informal Sector and Inequality

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The tax system can directly reduce inequality by redistributing income from rich to poor, by taxing the rich more heavily and giving the government revenues to spend on public services. In Tanzania, there is a challenge of a large and increasing informal sector which has often gone untaxed hence subjecting a higher tax burden on the few within the formal sector. This in a way cont

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Case Story

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The 2017 -2020 strategic plan (SP) of Policy Forum focuses more on strengthening the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) practices within the network by

The Formalization of Micro-Enterprises in Tanzania: What are the Emerging Issues?

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Back in 2006, the Integrated Labour Force Survey (ILFS) noted that the number of informal sector operators in Tanzania was growing fast and their share to the GDP was significant with implications on Government loses in revenue if they were not taxed.

Switzerland at the Side of Tanzania to Strengthen Accountability

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The Embassy of Switzerland in Dar es Salaam through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has launched the third phase of its Social Accountability Programme (SAP) which provides support to key national Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) who are working to improve accountability in Tanzania.

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