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The 2018 Financial Secrecy Index, a tool for measuring global financial secrecy and secrecy jurisdictions, presents some worrying signs for the emerging economies in Africa and threaten to potentially undermine the sustainability of their development trajectory. Tanzania scored a high secrecy score of 73. Surprisingly, even with these attractive secrecy policies, it is only recently that the...
Preamble: For a country like Tanzania to meet its inclusive development objectives and realistically fund essential services such as provision of clean and safe water, healthcare, education and infrastructure, it needs reliable sources of own revenue including from taxes. Moreover, an economy needs a tax policy that redistributes wealth to address inequality including redressing gender gaps...
Preamble: The Policy Forum (PF) Budget Working Group welcomes yet another opportunity to share views regarding the performance of previous budgets and propose some recommendations that we believe are worth consideration during current parliamentary deliberations for the 2018/19 budget to be concluded late in June. Recommendations in this position statement have also been shared with respective...
The Executive Director of Kepa, a Finnish NGO network, Timo Lappalainen (left) and Communications Officer Mirka Kartano (first right) with Policy Forum Coordinator, Semkae Kilonzo (second left) and Kepa Tanzania Country Director, Bakar Khamis Bakar (second right). The Kepa mission visited Tanzania this week to meet with partners for the closing down of Kepa's operations in the South and...
A meeting with Executice Committee (APNAC) to advocate for the review of Double Taxation Agreements (DTAs)
A meeting with APNAC, Journalists, Trade Unions and Political Parties on to support tax harmonization to address race to the bottom
Open Contracting meeting with Committee on Energy and Minerals 
Followup event with APNAC on the Stop the Bleeding Campaign 
For this month, we have dedicated our breakfast debate on the Financial Secrecy Index 2018. The debate will specifically touch on understanding global financial secrecy, tax havens or secrecy jurisdictions, and illicit financial flows or capital flight. The Financial Secrecy Index ranks jurisdictions according to their secrecy and the scale of their offshore financial activities.https://www....
The recently released 2016/17 Controller & Auditor General Report has revealed a number of challenges relating to effective financial accountability at the local level including under and over-disbursements, massive amounts of unspent funds by local government authorities, drop in revenue collections and ineffective use of spent monies.This was observed from a presentation made by Yona...

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