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Promoting Transparency & Accountability Of Revenue From Extractive Industries

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Policy Forum (PF) was invited to attend a workshop on the promotion of transparency and accountability of revenue from the extractive industries (energy and minerals) hosted by the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), the National Democratic Institute (NDI), and Revenue Watch (RW). We have reproduced hereunder what we observed and noted. Please treat these remarks with due caution, as they are merely indicative (and not authoritative) of what transpired.

Joint Work With The Parliament Office

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Dear Local Governance and Budget Working Groups, As you know last year we did some joint work with the Parliament Office supported by IDASA. The understanding was that this collaboration would continue.

PETS Manual

Notes On Parliamentary Advocacy

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Biofuels: A Solution To Tanzania’S Energy Crisis?

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As the world faces an energy crisis due to limited oil reserves and a problem of climate change due to greenhouse emissions, increasingly, biofuels (fuel consisting of, or derived from biomass) are seen as the panaecea to these two predicaments by providing an alternative to fossil fuels. Countries of the developed North and the corporate world has been at the forefront of pushing for this alternative which is seen as a win-win solution (i.e. energy security is enhanced whilst the environment is protected).

Biofuels: A Solution To Tanzania’S Energy Crisis?

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As the world faces an energy crisis due to limited oil reserves and a problem of climate change due to greenhouse emissions, increasingly, biofuels (fuel consisting of, or derived from biomass) are seen as the panaecea to these two predicaments by providing an alternative to fossil fuels. Countries of the developed North and the corporate world has been at the forefront of pushing for this alternative which is seen as a win-win solution (i.e. energy security is enhanced whilst the environment is protected).

PETS Manual Published

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In conjunction with Hakikazi Catalyst, REPOA and TGNP, Policy Forum has published the long-awaited Public Expenditure Tracking System (PETS) Manual. Copies both in English (1000) and Swahili (1000) are available at our offices for collection. For our up-country members, please let us know how many copies you need so that we can arrange to send them via post. Otherwise, we’ll include one copy in English and another in Swahili in the next regular member info pack we send out.

 

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