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Illicit Financial Flows Threaten Africa's Resource-Rich Potential

Submitted by Web Master on 2 October 2023

Renowned for its vast mineral wealth, Africa remains a significant source of fiscal revenues and holds a crucial position in global mineral reserves. Nonetheless, the continent grapples with the challenge of translating its abundant resources into sustained prosperity for its citizens, with Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) emerging as a formidable obstacle.

Tanzania Report: Open Budget Survey 2021

Submitted by Web Master on 29 November 2022

The Open Budget Survey (OBS) is the world’s only independent, comparative and fact-based research instrument that uses internationally accepted criteria to assess public access to central government budget information; formal opportunities for the public to participate in the national budget process; and the role of budget oversight institutions, such as legislatures and national audit offices, in the budget process.

Transparency And Citizen Participation In Collecting And Distributing Mining Service Levies: The Case Study Of Geita And Mara

Submitted by Web Master on 25 August 2022

Tanzania’s mining sector has recently experienced tremendous changes in its legal and policy frameworks. Generally, the said reforms were aimed at ensuring that country’s natural resources benefit all Tanzanians, particularly through government revenue collection and corresponding distribution. Citizen participation is key in collecting and distributing revenues from mining operations.

Power sector fraud tests the Tanzanian government’s integrity and accountability

Submitted by Web Master on 16 December 2014

Following the recent tabling and discussion of the Controller and Auditor General's (CAG) report on the Independent Power Tanzania Limited (IPTL) Tegeta Escrow Account (TEA) in parliament and the subsequent public outcry regarding revelations of unprecedented fraud, we, the undersigned Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)  wish to communicate our joint position on the controversy.

Fourth TEITI Report: Increase of revenues or increase in extractive industry transparency?

Submitted by Web Master on 31 October 2014

One of the basic features of extractive industry transparency initiative (EITI) is that it provides citizens with information which they can use to demand for accountability which ultimately results to resource good governance; Greater appreciation of the contributions of Extractive Iindustry (EIs) to the country forinstance EIs contributed 10.6% of Government revenue in 2011/12. This is inclusive of VAT (1.5%) and contributions to pension funds (0.6%). This was pointed out during the Policy Forum Breakfast debate by Mr.

Greater Transparency in State-Investor Contracts urged by CSOs

Submitted by Web Master on 6 August 2014

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have called upon the government to create greater transparency in state-investor contracts as well as revenues that companies pay the government of Tanzania.

The call was made by CSOs during a training session to familiarise CSOs with the new EITI Standards and the principles of good extractives revenue management, many expressed that this would partly help deal with the problem of lack of accountable management of the sector.

Pressure grows on African politicians and global policymakers to tackle corruption, money laundering and tax evasion

Submitted by Web Master on 9 October 2013

African civil society organisations and a coalition of leading international development organisations have called for global policymakers to adopt measures to counter the hundreds of billions of dollars siphoned out of the continent through money laundering and industrial scale corporate tax avoidance.

The Financial Transparency Coalition’s (FTC) two-day high-level conference with Policy Forum held in Dar es Salaam last week was attended by 150 senior politicians, prominent international lawyers, academics, anti-corruption specialists and campaigners.

They heard:

Global movement for Budget Transparency, Accountability and Participation demands G20 to champion budget transparency

Submitted by Web Master on 6 September 2013

September 5th, 2013 –The Global Movement for Budget Transparency, Accountability and Participation (BTAP) urges the world´s 20 economic powers to set a good example and to commit to advancing budget transparency, accountability and participation in their countries. The G20 countries should not only focus on discussing how to advance transparency and fight tax-avoidance, they should also launch strong and decisive strategies to promote budget transparency and accountability in their own countries, setting a good example to the rest of the world.

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