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Tanzania: shapefiles for EAs, villages, districts and regions

December 16, 2010

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in Tanzania prepared these shapefiles for EAs, villages, districts and regions. The shapefiles are for use in ARCGIS and can be downloaded from below. The shapefiles were prepared for the 2002 census and do not reflect districts created since that time.


Village (ARC)

District (ARC)

Region (ARC)


Tanzania: National Panel Survey, wave 1

November 8, 2010

The National Bureau of Statistics of Tanzania has released the first wave of the National Panel Survey (2008/9). The data can be downloaded from here after filling this form.

Report is found here

Questionnaires are here

Tanzania: learning assessment by Uwezo (2010)

October 22, 2010

This data set presents the household and school findings of the first Annual Learning Assessment undertaken by Uwezo in Tanzania. Uwezo measures basic literacy and numeracy, as well as a set of household and school characteristics. The data have been collected in 2010.

The full report on the first round can be downloaded from the Uwezo website by clicking here.

There are three data sets

the individual weights are in the children/household data set.

Click household codebook, village code book or school code book to get explanatory information

How active are MPs in Tanzania?

October 20, 2010

Data set compiled and analyzed by Uwazi using on information from Tanzania’s parliament. The data base presents interventions made by all MPs in Tanzania since the 2005 election and closing of Parliament in July 2010. The data base allows to rank all MPs from most to least active. The data set can be downloaded from here

Another data set presents MP activity levels up to session 18, in session 18 and 19 as well as how CCM MPs fared in their primaries. This data set can be downloaded from here.


Tanzania: Preliminary report for 2009 DHS

September 18, 2010

In 2009 the National Bureau of Statistics in Tanzania jointly with macro-international carried out a Demographic and Health Survey. The preliminary report was released and is available below.

Click here fore the report

Tanzania: administrative data on education 2002 – 2010

September 1, 2010

The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training in Tanzania annually produces the Basic Education Statistics (BEST). Most (but not all)  can be downloaded from the Ministries’ website.

National data

2002,   2003,   2004,   2005,   2006,   2007,   2008, 2009,   2010

Regional data


Tanzania: Finscope Surveys (2006 and 2009)

August 23, 2010

The Finscope Tanzania survey is a national survey on the demand for, and barriers to financial services. It reflects the views of individuals aged 16 years and above. The Finscope survey has been implemented by the Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT) in Tanzania. The survey has been done in 2006 and 2009. For more information on FSDT and Finscope click here.

2009 data

data (STATA), questionnaire (PDF)

2006 data

data (STATA)data (SPSS), questionnaire (PDF)

For the summary report, click here