The petroleum sector is characterized by substantial rents when discovered and developed. However, such rents are inherently volatile and finite. The effects of these returns to the economy especially for the emerging markets depend on how well such revenues are collected and managed. The purpose of this brief is to examine the effectiveness of the current fiscal regime and its contractual implications. The investor and the government may have different objectives in the development of gas fields. With the current fiscal regime, a prospective investor can satisfy the objective of obtaining substantial profits from gas exploitation with an internal rate of return above the market discount rate of 10%. With proper tax administration, the government is able to maintain the current tax rates at the same time encourage exploration and development of fields which are commercially viable before and after-tax. By analysing the 2013 Model Production Sharing Agreement the author shows that with varying gas prices and costs of investments the current rent collecting system is progressive. Amidst the declining oil prices in the world market, a debate has emerged whether the Tanzanian fiscal regime is too tight or not and how it may affect Investments in the sector.
This policy brief assesses rice production and consumption in Tanzania, the cultivated area of rice and yields obtained. It also presents the market dynamics of the rice sub-sector by assessing its exports, imports as well as its prices in the domestic and international market. Lastly, it presents challenges hindering trade competitiveness and provides policy recommendations […]
This policy brief aims at assessing learning outcomes by looking at inputs, commitments and competencies of service providers in the education and health sectors. The survey was conducted in two rounds in 2014 and 2016/17. The two surveys had been preceded by a pilot conducted in 2010 in Tanzania and Senegal, which allows Tanzania to […]
The Internet has the potential to improve public administration, servicedelivery, and citizen engagement (Castells, 2009; Chadwick, 2006,2013). In the early 2000s, the Tanzania government adopted onlinegovernment information provision and established the technicalstandards and guidelines for government websites in 2014 (UnitedRepublic of Tanzania, 2014). E-information stands for provision ofinformation via government websites and social media pages. […]
This policy brief assesses trade development and competitiveness of the leather value chain in Tanzania, focusing on market competitiveness and production capacity. It also assesses the challenges hindering the trade competitiveness of the leather industry and provides recommendations on how to boost the trade competitiveness of the leather sector given that Tanzania has a significant […]