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The Nexus Between Taxation of the Informal Sector and Inequality

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The tax system can directly reduce inequality by redistributing income from rich to poor, by taxing the rich more heavily and giving the government revenues to spend on public services. In Tanzania, there is a challenge of a large and increasing informal sector which has often gone untaxed hence subjecting a higher tax burden on the few within the formal sector. 

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Case Story

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The 2017 -2020 strategic plan (SP) of Policy Forum focuses more on strengthening the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) practices within the network by

The Formalization of Micro-Enterprises in Tanzania: What are the Emerging Issues?

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Back in 2006, the Integrated Labour Force Survey (ILFS) noted that the number of informal sector operators in Tanzania was growing fast and their share to the GDP was significant with implications on Government loses in revenue if they were not taxed.

Switzerland at the Side of Tanzania to Strengthen Accountability

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The Embassy of Switzerland in Dar es Salaam through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has launched the third phase of its Social Accountability Programme (SAP) which provides support to key national Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) who are working to improve accountability in Tanzania.

Managing Natural Resources: Wildlife Stakeholders Pointed the Finger at the Conflicting Legislation

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Stakeholders of the wildlife conservation have urged the government to align conflicting Acts that affect wildlife and tourism sectors for better conservation and management. The stakeholders voiced their concern during the Policy Forum’s February Breakfast Debate entitled “Challenges of Managing Natural Resources with Conflicting Legislation: The Case of The Wildlife Act”.

DIGITAL COMMUNICATION STAKEHOLDERS DEBATE ON SOCIAL MEDIA AS AN ALTERNATIVE FOR SHRINKING CIVIC SPACE

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Development and the use of social media has been increasing all over the world serving the purpose of communication and information sharing amongst the public and institutions including the government, triggering the state to adopt social media as one of the important alternatives to reach out to the masses.

A review of the performance of Tanzania’s Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau, 2007-16

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Stakeholders in Tanzania have been reminded that in order to fight corruption successfully, it was important to bear in mind that the vice was more of a structural problem than one of individual moral turpitude, and as such, it can only be addressed by comprehensive structural change.

Stakeholders Recommend Importance of Enabling and Equipping Tanzanian Youth

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A recent study by Restless Development, a Policy Forum member organization, indicates that, three (3) out of ten (10) youth agree that there are laws and procedures related to good governance and accountability that enable people to hold their leaders to account.

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