WIDER Seminar Series

Jambo Hamisi Ramadhani on enhancing socio-economic benefits of the mining industry in Tanzania: ten key priorities

WIDER Seminar Series

Jambo Hamisi Ramadhani will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 23 September 2019. 

Abstract - Enhancing socio-economic benefits of the mining industry in Tanzania: ten key priorities 

Despite the diversity and richness of mineral resources in Tanzania, the socio-economic benefits accrued from the mining industry are relatively low. The increased industry’s contribution to GDP (from 1.5 percent in 2000 to 4.8 percent in 2018) as well as remarkable growth from 1.2 percent in 2009 to 17.5 percent in 2017 has relatively low implication to poverty reduction.

To improve the situation, the fifth phase government under the leadership of H.E John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, the President of the United Republic of Tanzania attempt to exercise greater control over extractive industries. This involves reviewing of legal, policy and institutional frameworks governing extractive industry in Tanzania.

Contributing to the government efforts, this paper proposes ten key priories for enhancing socio-economic benefits of the mining industry in Tanzania as benchmarked from other successful countries worldwide. These include: 

  1. Contract disclosure
  2. Investing on geological information
  3. Mixed basis approach to taxation
  4. Developing local participation framework
  5. Developing CSR framework
  6. Formulating outstanding Environment Management Act 2004 regulations addressing extractive industry
  7. Capacity building to revenue management authorities
  8. Free mineral marketing across regions
  9. Clear framework for mining revenue distribution 
  10. Improving the business environment to enhance private sector’s participation in the industry
About the speaker

Jambo Hamisi Ramadhani, a researcher at the Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development (UONGOZI Institute), Dar es Salaam Tanzania.  Academic background: Bachelor degree in Development Planning, Postgraduate diploma in Poverty analysis and Master degree in Development Studies. Research interest on integrating extractive and development

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