Petroleum’s potential impact on future state-society relations in Tanzania
A new brief by CMI and REPOA under the Petrostate program.
Institutions and the “Resource Curse”: Evidence From Cases of Oil-Related Bribery
Dependence on extractive industries in lower-income countries
This paper synthesizes statistical information evidencing the proposition that extractive industries are of great significance in many low- and middle-income developing economies. It examines the scale of the current dependence of low- and middle-income economies on both types of extractive resources: metals, and oil and gas. The paper also assesses how country levels of dependence have changed in the past twenty years, showing that there has been a clear upward trend. The paper outlines how the upward trend has continued in many countries despite the recent commodity price collapse, and assesses some of the consequences of that collapse. Read more here
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In The News
LNG project on the right track
Tanzania to Start Talks for $30 Billion LNG Project in April
The talks are aimed at reaching a so-called Host Government Agreement, the pact that governs the rights and obligations of parties with respect to the development, construction and operation of the project. Equinor ASA, one of the companies involved, could sign the accord after the talks, according to the emailed statement. Read more here
Investment centre outlines vast opportunities in Tanzania
The Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) has identified priority sectors it now promotes to both local and foreign investors as the country`s focus shifts from exports of raw materials to value addition and industrialization. Read more here
Rising Nationalism Threatens Extractive Industries In Russia, Venezuela And Other Emerging Markets
Government plans Sh620bn Budget increase
In between the fast-turning news cycle, of terror attacks next door in Nairobi and the merrymaking over Primary Leaving Examinations results in the week of January 18: the French oil major Total’s chief executive and chairman, Patrick Pouyanné, jetted into the country for discussions with President Museveni. Read more hereRevealed: 7 oil firms control over 67pc of market share
A total of 3.29bn litres of petroleum products were imported for domestic consumption in 2017/19, equivalent to 55 per cent of total imports..Read more here
Shift Sh1.4tr Tanesco debt to government, says PIC
A Parliamentary Committee now wants the government to shoulder loans for the state-owned power utility firm, Tanesco, amounting to a staggering Sh1.39 trillion.
Speaking during a tour of Tanesco’s Kinyerezi plants in Dar es Salaam on Monday, the Public Investments Committee (Pic) chairman, Dr Raphael Chegeni said Tanesco’s debts were huge and a burden to it, proposing that the government should shoulder the loans’ repayments. Read more here
REPOA’s 24th Annual Research Workshop
Theme: Local Economic Development: Unpacking potentials for accelerated transformation of Tanzania. The Second Sub-theme focuses on spatial variation in resource endowments
The 24th ARW aims to provoke and promote policy dialogue and research on Local Economic Development (LED) as a viable policy strategy in the transformation of Tanzania’s economy. Follow the discussion on social media with #ARW2019.
Date: 10th-11th April 2019 Place: Dar es Salaam
IGF 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) The theme of the AGM is Mining in a Changing Climate.The AGM will include climate-related sessions covering a broad range of topics, including: actions the mining sector can take to climate-proof their operations; the contribution mining makes to global emissions, and efforts to reduce these; the crucial role mining will play in the transition to a low-carbon future; and the future impacts a changing climate will have on the mining sector.
Date: October 7 – 11, 2019 Place: hosted by UNCTAD in Geneva
Visiting PhD Fellowship
Application for the programme are ongoing, the programme gives registered doctoral students the opportunity to utilize the resources and facilities at UNU-WIDER for their PhD dissertation or thesis research on developing economies
Deadline: 31 March and 30 September 23:59 UTC+3 each year. For more informationhere
The Tanzania Petrostate Programme Blog is produced by the joint programme of three institutions: REPOA and theNBS in Tanzania, and CMI in Norway with support from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dar es Salaam. The purpose of the blog is to draw attention to publications and reports on the gas and petroleum sectors, which may be of interest to researchers, politicians and the general public. The blog does not state opinions but merely links to relevant postings on the world wide web with a brief description and/or quotes of the content and opinions stated by authors.
The Petrostate Programme runs a website at http://www.tanpetstate.org/ where the participating institutions and researchers are presented and the aims of the programme, research results and publications are posted. The programme is also gradually building up a Resource Hub (http://data.tanpetstate.org/
The programme and its cooperating institutions are extremely grateful for constructive comments, advice on the blog and website (link below) as well as information on important web posting that deals with the petro sector and its role in Tanzania.