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Listening to Dar has a website that allows one to download baseline survey data representative for Dar es Salaam (2010) data. Remarkable about the site is that EVERY TWO WEEKS another data set is added, collected using mobile phones. Data covers a wide range of issues including access to electricity, health, water, nutrition, teacher absenteeism, travel times etc.. Listening to Dar also does regular opinion polling.
You can find them at: http://www.listeningtodar.org
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has made many of its data sets available online. This site is definitely worth visiting if your are looking for data.
Uwezo has carried out a learning assessment in 27 districts, covering over 16,000 households and testing more than 34,000 children between the ages of 6 and 16. Data from this survey can be found by clicking below. Uwezo data for Kenya and Tanzania are also available on openmicrodata.
More information on Uwezo and its approach to learning assessments can be found out: www. uwezo.net
The PCCB in Tanzania released the report for the 2009 anti corruption survey. OMD does not (yet) have the raw data, but the reports (4 volumes) can be downloaded from here.
The Economic Survey is the statistical abstract for Tanzania prepared by the Ministry of Finance. It comprises administrative data that is presented to parliament (Bunge) during the budget session. The 2004 Economic Survey is presented to the Bunge Session covering the fiscal year 2005/2006; the 2005 Economic Survey covers fiscal year 2006/7 etc..
The Economic Survey comprises a set of tables covering a diverse area including: National Accounts, GDP, Inflation, Population, agricultural production, exports, imports, tourism, credit, electricity, health, education, railways and postal services.
The tables can be downloaded from here (XLS format).
In a remarkable move, the National Bureau of Statistics in Tanzania has publicly released 11 micro data sets. This is a very encouraging move. After all, Statistical Agencies are in much better position to release data than Open Micro Data. If you decide to get any of NBS data sets, please tell OMD what your experiences are.
Links to the different data sets can be found below:
NBS’ website has been experiencing trouble and is under renovation. As a consequence the links below no longer work. Most data sets can also be obtained from OMD however. We will restore the appropriate links as soon as the new website is up — OMD 19 May 2011