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Petrostate Blog for the period 18.11.2018 to 02.12.2018

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The Tanzania Human Development Report 2017
the second national report for Tanzania. The theme of this report is “Social Policy in the Context of Economic Transformation in Tanzania.” As for the inaugural report published
in 2014, the first chapter of the report analyzes the current status of human  development in Tanzania. Continue reading Petrostate Blog for the period 18.11.2018 to 02.12.2018

Petrostate Blog for the period 29.10.2018 to 12.11.2018

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  Taxing Africa : Coercion, Reform and       Development; By Mick Moore, Wilson Prichard,   and Odd-Helge Fjeldstad..
Taxation has been seen as the domain of charisma-   free accountants, lawyers and number crunchers –   an unlikely place to encounter big societal   questions about democracy, equity or good   governance.

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China and Africa financial partnership; what is the story?

Over the weekend, I happened to have been deep into my thoughts and trying to figure out what to write and tahdah…I had a chat with one the experts in the extractive sector in Tanzania. I asked, what one thing would you suggest at the moment in the context of your field? After a long discussion of what was going on here and there, my interest picked on the “New Giant in town”, CHINA.

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Petrostate Blog for the period 17.09.2018 to 30.09.2018

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The evolving role of CSR in international development: Evidence from Canadian extractive companies’ involvement in community health initiatives in low-income countries
By engaging in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), transnational companies operating in the extractive industries ‘space’ verbally commit to preventing environmental impacts and providing health services in low-income countries. However, the actual impacts of CSR initiatives can be difficult to assess.

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