The Weak Link Research Report

The Role of Local Institutions in Accountable Natural Resource Management

Paper author: 
Oxfam America
Paper publication date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Tanzania’s natural resource sector is established, but for many years the sector has underperformed as a source of government revenues. Tanzania also faces significant challenges in terms of overcoming poverty. Recently, Tanzania has seen significant investment in extractive activities, including expansion of existing mining activity, which has historically dominated the country, and finds of natural gas off the Tanzanian coast. The hope is that expanded production will generate revenues that can be used to tackle poverty.