Widespread tax evasion evidenced by persistent public resistance to pay is seen as part of the problem of raising local government revenues in Tanzania. Dealing with the policy problem of revenue enhancement and tax evasion requires some understanding of the factors underlying the individual’s decision whether to pay or evade taxes; however, taxpayers’ views have, to a large extent, been ignored. Based on data from a citizens’ survey, this paper highlights factors impacting on tax compliance behaviour, by examining the views of ordinary people of local government taxation.
This paper explores the processes of economic change in rural Tanzania. It investigates some of the factors that have contributed to the adoption of innovations in economic practice in Ulanga District, Morogoro Region, since the 1990s.1 Understanding the factors which contribute to innovation is important for understanding how actual change occurs in rural areas. It […]
In addressing generalized poverty, social protection strategies have taken a promotive approach whereby strategies are extended to arenas such as strengthening the production capabilities of the poor. This approach emphasizes the design of public actions for helping people to manage risk and adversity, but also contributes to larger policy objectives of economic growth and poverty […]
In Quest of Inclusive Growth: Exploring the Nexus between Economic Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Tanzania
Tanzania’s impressive economic growth during the past decade has not resulted in significant poverty reduction. It is in that context that this study seeks to analyze the nexus between economic growth, employment, and poverty in a manner that contributes to the understanding of how the rate poverty reduction can be accelerated
Natural gas, like many other natural endowments, is a finite resource. Its consumption today is a subtraction from, and detrimental to, the resources of future generations. Therefore, the extraction of finite resources must be based on, and guided by, broad and long-term considerations instead of being limited to immediate and short-term proceeds and benefits. Put […]