Dialogue with civil society, and Research on Economic Reforms in Tanzania
Although Tanzania has been considered as a model of performance in the fiscal arena, the country is at a crossroad of its strategic macro-economic development. The needs remain important in terms of public expenditure, health facilities, water and sanitation, education and poverty alleviation programs. The country has enough assets and resources to become a leader in sustainability and stability in the region. The human resources and skills’ potentials are tremendous. Like many of its neighbours, Tanzania is also facing challenges related to governance, implementation of the tax system, fairness in tax harmonization, poverty alleviation, infrastructure, agricultural modernization, access to facilities in remote areas, and job opportunities for the youth.
Stability, security and cohesiveness are part of the country’s long-term positioning.
Tanzania’s population is estimated to grow, as well as urbanization. Young people are a huge potential for development and represent an asset for macroeconomic reforms. A growing population will trigger increased demand for infrastructure and amenities. Development is dependent on infrastructure development, trade, Foreign Direct Investment, Economic corridors and an increased consumer base. Heavy Infrastructure investment into rail, port and road is expected to be one of the main drivers of the G.D.P, creating a burden for the trade deficit and for the value of the currency.
The global objective of the Pilot 4 Research and Dialogue project is to promote dialogue on economic, resources, policy and fiscal governance in Tanzania and to create a platform for sustainable dialogue including public and private stakeholders in different regions.
The other objectives are:
- To promote and disseminate high quality and evidence-based research on policies, resources, economic and fiscal governance
- To nurture debate among stakeholders from the public, private and civil society sectors, on economic and fiscal governance issues, especially with government stakeholders
- To increase research capacity and expand the links, networks and connections among economic and governance research institutions in Tanzania.