The complexities of tackling illicit financial flows in practice the example of Tanzania
Big Sellers: Exploring the Scale and Risk of National Oil Company Sales
Household Budget Survey 2017-18: Key Indicators Report
The main objective of the 2017-18 HBS was to obtain current information on poverty estimation and its associated characteristics and to assess the progress made in improving the living standards of the people. The result will be used for monitoring the implementation of national, regional and global commitments. This report presents a summary of key indicators observed from 2017-18 HBS. The main report will be available in December 2019. The HBS data series is the major sources of information for the estimation of poverty and its associated characteristics in Tanzania mainland. It provides empirical evidence for users to understand the income (using the consumption expenditure as a proxy to income) dimension of poverty. Read more here
Regional Poverty Headcount 2017/18 by NBS
The Big Stuck in State Capability and Premature Load Bearing, Some New Evidence
In the book, Building State Capability one of the explanations of the very slow progress shown in acquiring effective and capability administration in developing countries was that the adoption of “best practice” from countries with different and higher capability administration actually made it more difficult to build capability. Read more here
Supporting development policies towards sustainable livelihoods, industrialization and resource mobilization in Tanzania
In order to enhance the understanding of the dynamics, challenges, and opportunities in the focus areas of sustainable livelihoods, industrialization, and resource mobilization in Tanzania, UNU-WIDER together with the Uongozi Institute invites proposals from qualified researchers under the three research themes. For further information Read Here
Submission deadline: 31 July 2019
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In The News
President Magufuli opens sh 150billion LPG facility
Tanzania ‘faring well’ in mineral utilisation
According to the Repoa executive director, Dr Donald Mmari, the direction was good, but the remaining challenge was to build the capacity for local participation in the value chain from extracting, processing and marketing. Read more here
LPG cheaper in Tanzania than Uganda and Kenya says minister
LPG access to power growth in Africa
Transfer pricing a reason for concern for Tanzania
Tanzania is among the African countries that are rated as being resource-rich countries on the continent, and which have been keenly developing transfer pricing capability. Read more here
Inside Tanzania’s mineral trading hubs
A series of reforms are changing the Tanzanian mining sector, launched as part of President John Magufuli’s drive to optimise mineral trading. Most recently the country’s government announced its plans to establish mineral trading hubs, with trial centres in the gold-rich region of northern Geita. It is hoped the hubs – controlled by the national government – will provide greater transparency to the country’s mining sector and help to curb mineral smuggling. Read more here
June 2019 issue of the Extract- Dundee Energy Forum 2019
This issue of the Extract focuses on the key issue of coal. Coal mining and burning are still very much with us. This fact, uncomfortable in the context of climate change action and any low-carbon energy transition, was emphasised with both force and clarity at the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Global Conference held in Paris (EITI Paris 2019) last month. Read more here
Training workshop for Policy Makers and Civil Society on how best can Tanzania harness natural resources for the realisation of its development goals
Date: 26-30 August 2019 Place: Dar es Salaam
2019 Minerals Under Water Symposium
The Science and Politics of Extractive Industries in the Oceans and Beyond
The University of Delaware is hosting a public symposium on the environmental and social impacts and benefits of mining and other extractive industries underwater – and particularly in the oceans.
Date: August 28, 2019 Place: Coastal Lewes Campus of the University of Delaware, USA
Harnessing Local content in the Extractive sector Value Chain in Tanzania
Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office responsible for Policy, Parliament, Labor, Youth, Employment and Persons with Disabilities, Hon. Jenista Mhagama opened a two-day workshop on local content in the extractive industry in a workshop in Shinyanga that brought together a total of 100 representatives from 11 regions to discuss strategies and development of the implementation of engaging Tanzanians in the East African Oil pipeline (EACOP) project from Hoima in Uganda to Tanga, and the mining sector in general. Read more here (Swahili article)
Date: July 3-4, 2019 Place: Karena Hotel, Shinyanga, Tanzania
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