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Tanzania: Monitoring Service Delivery

June 8, 2012

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:


IFPRI offers its data online

March 20, 2012

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.


Uganda: learning assessment by Uwezo (2010)

May 23, 2011

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.

Household data (STATA)

School data (STATA)

Village data (STATA)

Qnr (DOC)

Tanzania: Anti corruption survey (2009)

May 19, 2011

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.

Tanzania anti corruption survey

Tanzania: Economic Surveys 2004 – 2009

March 3, 2011

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).

2004 (ZIP/XLS)

2005 (ZIP/XLS)

2006 (ZIP/XLS)

2007 (ZIP/XLS)

2008 (ZIP/XLS) (Swahili version)

2009 (ZIP/DOC)