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Unpublished Paper
Local content requirements in the petroleum sector in Tanzania: A thorny road from inception to implementation?
CMI WORKING PAPER NUMBER 6 2016 (2016)
  • Abel A Kinyondo
  • Dr Espen Villanger, CMI
Abstract
Tanzania has recently discovered huge offshore natural gas fields. This has led the Government to develop local content policies (LCPs) to increase job and business opportunities for nationals in the sector. We study the process behind the development of these policies and the positions of stakeholders. We find that although there is a positive view among domestic stakeholders of imposing such policies, there is much suspicion– to such a degree that it shapes their recommendations of which policies to include in the LCP. One reason is that the Government monopolized the policy development process and abstained from conducting a consultative process.
Our findings suggest that future Tanzanian policy development should include in-depth consultations to maximize the decision maker’s knowledge base, add to the transparency of the process and manage expectations. This would also contribute to effective implementation and lessen tensions, conflicts and suspicion among stakeholders.
Keywords
  • Local content,
  • petrolium sector,
  • policies
Publication Date
Summer August 29, 2016
Citation Information
Abel A Kinyondo and Espen Villanger. "Local content requirements in the petroleum sector in Tanzania: A thorny road from inception to implementation?" CMI WORKING PAPER NUMBER 6 2016 (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/abel_kinyondo/18/