Past the Tipping Point? Contract Disclosure within EITI

When governments and private sector companies agree to exploit publicly owned natural resources, citizens have the right to know the terms of the resulting deals. These terms are contained in licenses, contracts, regulations and legislation. While regulations and legislation are usually public, licenses and contracts often are not. http://www.resourcegovernance.org/analysis-tools/publications/past-tipping-point

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Revenues from the Extractive Industries to Local Government Authorities: Are allocations adequate to end Poverty in Tanzania?

There are concerns that Tanzania’s lucrative extractive industry is not generating adequate revenues and not contributing significantly to the reduction of poverty and that the country could slide into another “resource curse” a phenomenon so common in many African resource-rich countries. This was said by Dr. Martin Kijazi, a consultant at the Center for International […]

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Greater Transparency in State-Investor Contracts urged by CSOs

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have called upon the government to create greater transparency in state-investor contracts as well as revenues that companies pay the government of Tanzania. The call was made by CSOs during a training session to familiarise CSOs with the new EITI Standards and the principles of good extractives revenue management, many expressed […]

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CSO training on the New EITI Standards

Policy Forum in collaboration with the Tanzania Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (TEITI) and Hakimadini have organised a training (2nd to 3rd April 2014) in Arusha aimed at getting northern Tanzania civil society representatives working on extractives issues up to speed with the new EITI standards so as to enhance their ability to hold their government into […]

Government reports efforts in mining, oil and gas management

The government of Tanzania has committed to continue increasing its efforts towards supporting small and medium sized mining enterprises to foster the increase of local content in the mining sector. This was revealed yesterday when the Acting Commissioner for Minerals (Tanzania), Mr. Ally Bondo Samaje was delivering his speech at the national conference on minerals, oil and gas organised by Policy […]

Policy Forum attends EITI reports analysis training in Ghana

On the 20th and 21st of September 2011, Policy Forum Secretariat was invited to attend the EITI reports analysis training. The training took place in Accra -Ghana at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) where the Africa Regional Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub is situated. This training programme was part of Revenue Watch’s […]

Promoting Transparency & Accountability Of Revenue From Extractive Industries

Policy Forum (PF) was invited to attend a workshop on the promotion of transparency and accountability of revenue from the extractive industries (energy and minerals) hosted by the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), the National Democratic Institute (NDI), and Revenue Watch (RW). We have reproduced hereunder what we observed and noted. Please treat these remarks with due caution, […]