Taxation, Institutions & Participation Project 2015

Taxation, Institutions & Participation Project 2015


Component B2 of the Taxation, Institutions and Participation (TIP) pilot project, Christian Michelsen Institute (CMI). A pilot survey to collect data to gain insight into citizens’ understanding and viewpoints on such topics as tax havens and tax evasion, corruption, inequality and democracy.

The TIP project focuses on studying the effects of elite behavior on citizen political participation, and in a broader sense on democracy. It aims to investigate the effects of tax havens on the domestic revenue system, institutions and citizen participation in Tanzania. Along with similar research carried out in Angola and Zambia, it will generate new, contextualized evidence on the political economy of domestic revenue mobilization.

This pilot study surveyed 151 potential voters of legal voting age throughout 12 polling stations (pre-selected by CMI) in the municipalities of Kinondoni, Temeke and Ilala in Dar-es-Salaam. DPC reviewed the survey instrument already designed by CMI, advising on improvements and translating it to Kiswahili. DPC then conducted the fieldwork to administer the survey electronically, and designed a survey instrument program to provide an offline data collection system. The fieldwork report outlined DPC’s recommendations for questionnaire design, sample and selection procedures, and fieldwork implementation for the next phase.