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  • Project

    Property tax policy and administration in Tanzania

    In July of 2016, the government of the United Republic of Tanzania shifted responsibility for property tax administration and collection from the Local Government Authorities(LGAs) to the Tanzanian Revenue Authority (TRA). The TRA is in a process of planning and strategizing for how it will manage property taxation, expand the number of municipalities to collect property...

    18 Jan 2018 | Mihaly Kopanyi

  • Project

    Assessing the economic benefits of transit trade: The case of Tanzania - Phase 2

    The Government of Tanzania, through the Planning Commission, is keen to support initiatives aimed at transforming transit corridors into economic corridors such that the ongoing and planned transport infrastructure become more beneficial to the local communities. Such a policy priority needs a clear understanding of various dimensions through which transit trade impacts on...

    12 Jan 2018 | Josaphat Kweka, Solomon Michael

  • Blog post

    Assessing the economic benefits of transit trade in Tanzania

    Tanzania benefits significantly from transit trade, serving as a potential driver of economic growth, welfare and local enterprise development. This highlights the indispensable role of the government in promoting transit trade in the country. The untapped potential of transit trade in Tanzania One of the highlights of the Tanzanian 2017 budget speech was the abolishment...

    4 Dec 2017 | Josaphat Kweka, Solomon Michael

  • Blog post

    Improving tax administration in Tanzania: Lessons from Uganda’s tax reform

    Reforms to revenue administration offer a low cost option for cities to dramatically and sustainably expand revenues. Cities in Tanzania can learn from the successful reforms implemented in Kampala – but successful reform requires sufficient political will and funding to drive these. On the 2nd – 4th October 2017, the International Growth Centre (IGC) was invited to...

    29 Nov 2017 | Priya Manwaring

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Liquidity constraints, LPG stoves, and charcoal consumption in Tanzania

    17 Nov 2017 | Yonas Alem, Peter Berck, Remidius Ruhinduka

  • Project

    Liquidity constraint, LPG stoves and charcoal consumption: Evidence from a randomised controlled trial in Tanzania

    A significant proportion of households in urban parts of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) use charcoal as their main source of cooking energy. In the urban parts of Tanzania - the country on which we focus in this paper - the proportion of households that use charcoal to meet their main cooking needs has increased from 47 percent in 2001 to 71 percent in 2007, and Dar es Salaam...

    17 Nov 2017 | Yonas Alem, Peter Berck, Remidius Ruhinduka

  • Blog post

    Mobile money: Leaving no one behind in the digital age

    Kenya and Tanzania provide evidence on how technology holds promise for an inclusive, empowered and poverty-free future. Government support and improved financial literacy are found to be key drivers of financial inclusion in the developing world. Mobile money, one of the most popular innovations for development, is considered by many as a promising tool to open the door...

    3 Nov 2017 | Laura Sili

  • Publication - Project Report

    Modelling the impact of capital account restrictions on the exchange rate in Tanzania

    27 Oct 2017 | Christopher Adam, Tara Iyer

  • Event

    IGC at the 33rd Annual General meeting of the Association of Local Authorities in Tanzania

    On the 2nd – 4th October 2017, the IGC was invited to participate in the 33rd Annual General meeting of the Association of Local Authorities in Tanzania (ALAT) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. As part of this, representatives from the IGC’s Cities that Work initiative presented research findings and best practice for additional ‘taxpayer-friendly’ sources of...

    2–4 October 2017

  • Case Study: Firms

    Mapping industrialisation in Africa

    Our series of ‘enterprise maps’ offers the first comprehensive analysis of the industrial sectors in five African countries for potential investors and policymakers seeking to foster industrial development.

    20 Oct 2017