TERMS OF REFERENCE TO ANALYSE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AFRICA MINING VISION (AMV) IN TANZANIA

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Introduction

In February 2009, African Union (AU) leaders adopted the Africa Mining Vision (AMV) as the overarching continental framework to promote mineral resource-based development and structural transformation.

The continental vision seeks to foster a transparent, equitable and optimal exploitation of mineral resources to undergird broad-based sustainable growth and structural transformation of African economies. The AMV, thus, represents a paradigmatic shift in mineral resource governance in Africa from the dominant extractive model.

At the heart of the dominant extractive models is fixation with attraction of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and export of raw minerals. The AMV, however seeks the extraction of Africa’s mineral resources to propel Africa’s industrialisation through value addition, diversification and linkages to the broader national and sub-regional economies.

The adoption of the AMV followed widespread questioning and disquiet among the citizenry throughout the continent over the manner, specifically the mining regimes, in which commonly owned mineral resources are developed; how the benefits and burdens associated with the extraction of these resources are shared among key stakeholders. This was borne out of persistent struggles by ordinary people and especially those in mining affected communities against challenges they encounter as a result of widespread mining activities occasioned by liberalised regimes adopted in the late 1980s and 1990s.

In 2017 Tax Justice Network-Africa (TJN-A) in collaboration with Policy Forum launched a study in Dodoma, Tanzania entitled Where is the Money? Taxation and the State of Africa Mining Vision Implementation: A case of Tanzania and East Africaas well as advocating for implementation of the recommendations emanated from the study. The advocacy session targeted members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Minerals and Energy, Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) and the commissioner of the then Ministry of Minerals and Energy.

The study examined the fiscal regimes and revenue management frameworks in order to:

  • Develop a scorecard to measure progress made in the country and regional economic bloc in relation to AMV implementation;
  • Measure progress made in the harmonization of national and regional fiscal and revenue management frameworks; and
  • Draw lessons and provide recommendations on the bases of the above objectives to support national processes towards the formulation of Country Mining Visions.

The study can be accessed from https://bit.ly/2lyuXQj

Objectives

Policy Forum wishes to engage a consultant to conduct thorough analysis of the implementation of the AMV in Tanzania by focusing on legal framework changes from 2017 to 2019 targeting fiscal regime and revenue management in the extractives sector. The analysis should rely on the recommendations provided by the AMV study to establish current status of the vision implementation and an advocacy gap towards implementation of the AMV study recommendations.

Deliverables

The consultant is expected to provide a draft report of the analysis to Policy Forum within 30 days after being engaged. The consultant will specifically:

  1. Conduct an analysis showing how the Tanzanian legal frameworks (from 2017-2019) align to the AMV.
  2. Asses to what extent the AMV study recommendations’ have been reflected by changes in the current statutes. (The reflection should not only look on statutes rather if there is any changes in policy, administrative circulars, regulations and political declarations as well)
  3. Try to establish what has happened in at least two other East African countries in terms of AMV implementation. Are there remarkable achievements that Tanzania could replicate?
  4. Identify an advocacy gap and provide recommendations that can help in the implementation of the AMV in Tanzania.
Expiration Date: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

Interested consultants should attach an analysis plan, budget, CV and a sample of previous analyses conducted. All documents should be sent to info@policyforum.or.tz with subject “AMV consultancy” by September 20, 2019.

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