We are happy to share our first blog for 2019, as we come to the completion of our programme this year. As a results, we will be sharing outputs from the programme since its commencement. Continue reading Petrostate Blog for the period 14.01.2019 to 27.01.2019
Petro Factbook 2018
This booklet contains facts about the Tanzania petroleum industry and can be a useful source of information about gas extraction and other petroleum-related activities.
Continue reading Petrostate Blog for the Period of 3 December 2018 to 16 December 2018
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
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.
National resources’? The fragmented citizenship of gas extraction in Tanzania
Recent discoveries of oil and natural gas across East Africa have provoked a wave of political optimism fuelled by imaginaries of future development. Continue reading Petrostate Blog for the period 01.10.2018 to 14.10.2018
Upcoming Book on Extractive Industries: The Management of Resources as a Driver of Sustainable Development
New initiatives recognize that resource wealth can provide a means, when properly used, for poorer nations to decisively break with poverty by diversifying economies and funding development spending. Extractive Industries: The Management of Resources as a Driver of Sustainable Development explores the challenges and opportunities facing developing countries in using oil, gas, and mining to achieve inclusive change.
Continue reading Petrostate Blog for the period 03.09.2018 to 16.09.2018
Can smallholders benefit from the new market opportunities from the extractive industry in Tanzania
The recent discovery of huge oil and gas reserves in Tanzania has created a new opportunity for economic growth and development of the country. Tanzania is expected to be one of the leading producers and exporters of natural gas in the coming decade. However, 88 percent of poor Tanzanians live in rural areas and two-third of the labour force is engaged in agriculture. For the extractive industry to serve as a catalyst for economic growth and poverty reduction, it has to be integrated with the rest of the economy through forward and backward linkages. Continue reading Petrostate Blog for the Period of 06 to 19 August 2018
Successful completion of the second cohort of the HNR4D Workshop. The training was jointly opened by the REPOA Executive Director, Dr Donald Mmari and Silas Olan’g, NRGI Co-coordinator Africa, who set the scene in their brief welcome remarks about the workshop. Continue reading REPOA/ NRGI – 2nd COHORT COMPLETES THE HNR4D TRAINING WORKSHOP
The Fifth Tax Statistics Report
What Mining Can Learn from Oil: A Study of Special Transfer Pricing Practices in the Oil Sector, and their Potential Application to Hard Rock Minerals
This paper looks at whether special practices in the oil sector that provide materially greater protection against transfer pricing risk could be applied to hard rock minerals. These are (1) administrative pricing, where government, rather than the taxpayer sets the price for crude oil; and (2) the no-profit rule, which prevents joint venture partners from charging a profit mark-up on the cost of providing goods and services to the group. The paper finds that administrative pricing may be effective at curtailing undercharging of specific mineral products, for example, base and precious metals. The no-profit rule is a less obvious “fit” for mining given the lack of joint ventures, and alternative rules to limit cost overstatement may be required instead
Continue reading Petrostate Blog for the Period of 09 July 2018 to 22 July 2018