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REMINDER: Policy Forum's Breakfast Debate:Open Budget Survey 2023: The State Of Transparency, Public Participation and Budget Oversight

Submitted by Web Master on 27 June 2024

Dear Stakeholder, You are cordially invited to the 8:00 Breakfast Debate on "Open Budget Survey 2023: The State Of Transparency, Public Participation and Budget Oversight" The Breakfast Debate will be on Friday 28th June, 2024.

The event will take place at Tan House / Acacia Building, 2nd Floor, from 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM EAT. and will be hosted in partnership with Stanbic Biashara Incubator and HakiElimu.

Addressing Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) in Tanzania

Submitted by Web Master on 15 April 2024

Policy Forum held the March 2024 Breakfast Debate in collaboration with Stanbic Bank Biashara Incubator, which focused on shedding light on Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) and identifying key loopholes that the government must address to effectively combat this issue. The discussions delved into various facets of IFFs, highlighting their detrimental impact on the economy and the urgent need for concerted efforts to curb them.

The Road to UN Tax Convention

Submitted by Web Master on 8 April 2024

Policy Forum conducted a two-day training session in Dodoma, Tanzania, which aimed at bolstering the understanding and capacity of civil society organizations, faith actors, academia, and parliamentarians on taxation issues.

This was done in collaboration with Norwegian Church Aid / Kirkens Nødhjelp and Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA), with focus on building resilient tax systems capable of navigating economic fluctuations and adapting to shifts in government priorities.

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.

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