A Case Study of Mtwara, Lindi and Dar es Salaam Regions
This paper examines the citizen’s trust in government and their willingness to pay taxes to improve public goods and services in Tanzania. We use a logit model to estimate the effect of government trust on willingness to pay taxes on improved public goods/services. Chi-square test finds an association between citizen’s trust in government and their willingness to pay taxes for improved public good/services. Logit estimations show that an increase of one unit of public service delivery is associated with an increase of citizen’s trust in the government. Furthermore, we find that taxpayers are dissatisfied with public services/goods provided by the government. Only 43.5% of citizens showed an average satisfaction on public services delivery. The policy implication is that providing better public services to society is an effective tool to raise tax revenues in the government.
Central-local government relations in property tax administration in Tanzania Inter-organisational cooperation in revenue collection has received limited attention in the tax administration literature. Recent experiences from Tanzania offer a unique opportunity to examine opportunities and challenges facing such cooperation between central and local government agencies in a developing country context. The administration of property taxes […]
This paper discusses whether and to what extent resource-rich developing countries should introduce local content policies, i.e. requirements to include local inputs in petroleum extraction activities of multinational corporations. We argue that local content needs to be seen as a public expenditure question, since local content requirements increase multinational costs, and hence reduce the taxes […]
This paper shows that in Tanzania, economic growth contributes to job creation and employment opportunities, however, it does very little to curb income inequality. Using official data from various local sources compiled by the National Bureau of Statistics…
This paper identifies some major drivers of per capita public health expenditure growth in Tanzania using nationally representative annual data between 1995 and 2014. It used a Bayesian model based on Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) simulation. The empirical…