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Stakeholders Insights on the Cost of Land Titling and Formalization

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The government has been urged to support the cost-sharing and applications of joint title-deeds or co-occupancy in land titling in Tanzania to reduce the burden borne by poor individuals when seeking to formalise land ownership and to tackle the inequality between men and women in land access.

Dangers of Double Taxation Agreements in Financing Development: Case Studies of Tanzania DTAs with South Africa and India

Tanzania has nine Double Taxation Agreements (DTAs) in place with the following countries: Zambia (1968), Italy (1973), Denmark (1976), Finland (1976), Norway (1976), Sweden (1976), India (1979), Canada (1995), and South Africa (2005).

Management of Tanzania's Extractive Industry: Transparency as a Governance Issue

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Tanzania is endowed with various precious minerals such as gold and diamond and like other African countries rich in resources, this fact raises questions on why the extractive does not contribute enough to the economic development of the country. On the contrary, it is widely believed that the companies involved in the sector on the continent disproportionately benefit.

CSOs Debate on Nexus Between Tax Reform and Decentralization Policies

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CSOs in Tanzania have called for increased clarity of the division of functions and responsibilities of the central and local government administrations in the country if decentralisation by devolution is to work.

Financial Secrecy Index 2018: The Fight Against Illicit Financial Flows

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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.

Tanzania Tax Justice Coalition Position Statement Domestic Resource Mobilisation: Raising Revenue the Business-friendly way

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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.

Budget Working Group 2018/19 Pre Budget Position Statement

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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.

Policy Forum Bids Farewell To Kepa

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2016/2017 CAG Report: Stakeholders Propose Improvements to Financial Accountability

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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.

Open Budget Survey: Tanzania Drops Substantially in Fiscal Transparency

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Findings of the 2017 survey conducted by the International Budget Partnership (IBP) reveals that Tanzania has scored a lowly 10 out of 100, implying it is a country that provides scant or no information on public budgets.

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