Petroleum Policy and Constitutional Paradox in the United Republic of Tanzania.

    Prospects of existence of oil reserves along the Zanzibar Islands’ coastal belt threatened to split the 45 years old Tanzania Union government. The threat arose out of existence of oil sips seen along the Isles’ coastal belt prompting heated debate between members of the Zanzibar House of Representatives and Tanzania mainland legislators on ownership and petroleum revenue sharing between the two governments and developers

    Read More



Latest Publications

View all


ESRFs activities are supported by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF),Think Tank Initiative of IDRC and The Foundation for Civil Society.