Study 1 – “Macroeconomic policies and Fiscal Reforms in Tanzania: Positive Developments” (Coming soon)

Policy Brief 1 – “Two Decades of Reforms in the Mining Sector in Tanzania: A Way Forward” (12 March 2021)

Key Findings:
While large mining companies are mainly aggrieved by tax reforms, the Artisanal and Small-scale Miners (ASM) are currently constrained by numerous taxes, high costs of formalization, inaccessibility of loans, ban in exportation of raw minerals, too high research costs, high license costs, and a lack of advanced technology for mining activities. Because of a lack of education and traditionally influenced legal constraints to owning or inheriting land and mineral rights, most women in the mining sector end up operating unregistered, particularly in informal activities.

Policy Brief 2 – “Localizing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Tanzania: Redefining Responsibilities” (17 March 2021)

Key Findings:
There is a shared understanding among stakeholders in Tanzania of the urgency of addressing the many socioeconomic and environmental issues standing in the way of sustainable development. A crucial step in achieving this was the adoption of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To ensure the development of a sustainability and inclusive economy, the government has taken several steps to localize the SDGs and create awareness of these goals among key stakeholders. Despite that, the sense of ownership of the SDGs within the political arena is still limited.
Based on primary and secondary data, this brief concludes that the government officials, CSOs/NGOs and other key stakeholders are aware of the SDGs and have aligned their policies and frameworks (such as the Five Year Development Plan (FYDP)) with the SDGs. However, at community level, awareness of SDGs is very low and mainly confined to elites. Moreover, localization and attainment of SDGs are faced with many challenges including lack of localized action plans, weak partnership and collaboration between key partners, as well as limited human and financial resources. In addition to that, the study found that monitoring and evaluation of SDGs at the local level is critical but limited by a lack of up-to-date data and limited skills in monitoring, evaluation and reporting of SDGs.

Policy Brief 3 (Coming soon)