Levels and Trends of Support for Statistical Development in Africa

Tunis , Tunisia 8TH DECEMBER, 2014
Prepared by Dr. Albina Chuwa
National Bureau of Statistics
United Republic of Tanzania
 Profile of the United Republic of Tanzania
 Background of Statistical Development
 NSDS -TSMP Budget and Source of Funding
 Implementation of TSMP
 Key activities conducted by components
 Results of the Program
 Challenges and The Way Forward
Tot. Population = 46
million people
Economic growth of 7.0
Inflation Rate =5.8
Land Area =945,087 Sq.
 The Busan Action Plan for Statistics provides a useful framework
through which statistical capacities can continue to be developed.
This plan emphasizes the role of National Strategies for Development
of Statistics (NSDs), a strategic approach bringing together and
coordinating between the different data users and producers of
official statistics within NSS.
 The Marrakesh Plan of Action back to year 2004 and other African
Actions including SHAsA, African Charter on Statistics emphasizes on
the production of quality statistics that will carter for coherence and
comparability internationally
 Economic structural and institutional reforms aiming
at improving socio-economic development in order to
improve the livelihood of the people, quality
statistics is very crucial to inform evidence based
decision making at all levels.
 Based on Results Based Management, The
Government of Tanzania endorsed NSDS commonly
known as Tanzania Statistical Master Plan –TSMP in
2010. It is a five years Plan ( 2011/12 – 2016) which sets
a comprehensive framework aiming at strengthening
the National Statistical System (NSS) in Tanzania
 The developmental objective of TSMP is to
strengthen the NSS in Tanzania to produce
quality statistics for planners, decision
makers, private sectors and public at large
and for performance monitoring of national
polices as well as Millennium Development
Goals (MDGs).
NSDS -TSMP Components -Implementation
 TSMP focused on the following components:
1. Institutional Development and Legal Reforms,
2. Human Resource Development – EASTC –
Training Centre for Official Statisticians (NSS),
Development of Statistical Infrastructure,
Data Development and Dissemination,
Physical Infrastructure and Equipment and
TSMP Coordination team for day to day
TSMP Budget and Source of Funding
For a period of 5 years (2011/12 –
2015/16) a total budget of USD 64.4
million was set aside and the main source
of funding is from Government Subvention,
STATCAP Loan –WB and other
development partners who contribute
through a Basket Fund and managed by
NSO. (Different Operational Manuals –
Procurement, Financial, common M&E
frame work) have been developed
Implementation of NSDS -TSMP
 Implementation of TSMP is based on Annual Work Plan
and Monitoring and Evaluation Framework prepared in a
consultative manner with four sector working groups
(Macro, Social, Agriculture, and Good Governance). The
annual plan is endorsed by TSMP Joint Steering Committee
( Government and DP’s) – embedded in the organization
structure of NSO;
 Priorities are set by NSO based on the National
Development Framework Indicators in collaboration with
Sector working Groups and some times through a strong
dialoque between users and producers of those indicators
(relevance and impartiality, coherence and comparability of
 Work progress is reported on Quarterly and Annual basis
Results of the Program
 Legal Reforms and Institutional Development;
 Enactment of 2013 Statistics Bill that will provide professional autonomy of
NSO, define clearly NSS and its role and human development –common
cadre of official statisticians in the NSS – This Statistics Bill will address all
proposals contained in the African Charter on Statistics
 Strengthening Routine Data System in Tanzania – MDA’s : Signing MoU’s
with MDA dealing with production of agricultural statistics- common
standards and methods, (compendium has been developed and being
implemented –– Global Strategy for improvement of Agriculture and rural
statistics) –Agriculture Statistics Strategy Plan has been developed – (five
year plan to improve agriculture routine data system in Tanzania – in terms
of human development –EASTC – has introduced a Master Degree in
Official Statistics –Component of Agriculture – (Agricultural Extension
Workers) that will kick start January, 2015 in collaboration with Ministry of
Statistics and Programme Implementation of the Government of India.
Currently under this component EASTC has different students from NSO’s
from Ghana, Nigeria, Sierraleone, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Swaziland, Uganda,
Zambia and Tanzania, Somali Land.
Results of the Program
Base line
Implementation Status by year
ending June,2014
Goal: To strengthen the National Statistical System in Tanzania to produce quality
statistics for decision makers in an objective, timely and cost effective manner
1.Satisfaction Index
3.53 out
from User
of 5
Satisfaction Survey.
Measures satisfaction
of users with National
Statistical System
products across a
number of dimension
3.7 out 2013/14 USS overall
score was 3.5 out of
of 5
5 equivalent to 70
Other Important Results
Base line
Milestones 2014/2015
Implementation Status by
year ending June,2014
Intermediate Outcomes: Improved sampling frames; Harmonized statistical
concept and definitions; Development and effective usage of spatial data systems
revision of
Business Register
at least every 3
years, annual
updates for larger
In Tanzania it was
updated 2010/11
To have another
Update 2014/15
Routine update
2. Development of - Water Points, Health Facilities in the Country – Very useful
Geo-Spatial Data – in the Open Data Initiative – Transpareny,
GIS – Using 2012
Population and
Housing Census
Other Important Results
Base line
Milestones 2014/2015
Implementation Status by
year ending June,2014
Intermediate Outcome: Improved data production, coordination,
dissemination and access of micro and metadata to various users.
Full and timely implementation of census and surveys
specified in the Inter-censal Survey Calendars
Number of data sets uploaded to the National Data Archive
(NADA) –WB –Software –ADP have increased up to 75
Reduction of conflicting data collected from different
What impact TSMP has brought
within the NSS
 Conducting Annual National Peer Reviews since 2011
which called upon Users and producers to comment
on the quality and services rendered by NSO and
(receive self reflection) – Challenges and the way
 Implementation of national Surveys as per calendar
has been possible due to availability of resources
 Dissemination and utilization of Statistical Activities
has raised the profile of NSO
What impact TSMP has brought within the
 Through User Satisfaction Survey,
stakeholders perception about services
provided by NBS and OCGS have been
 Access of micro data for other wide use
across national and international agencies
has been eased and available in NADA via
NBS Website –www.nbs.go.tz
What impact TSMP has brought within
the NSS
 Number of MDAs working with NSO has
 The 2014 Mid Term Review revealed the
efficiency and effectiveness of NSDS –
TSMP in Tanzania and recommended to
consider Second generation of the NSDS as
we are moving towards post 2015
Development Agenda – “DATA
What are the Challenges and Way
 NSDS’s would need new priorities and to be backed
with more financial investment. This call upon
international community to agree on common
global statistical strategy and a global partnership to
co-ordinate and deliver ( respond to the “Data
 Political will and good leadership at national level
 Financial Autonomy (establishment of the Statistics
Fund or Basket –Ring fenced) at the national level
Thank you for your kind attention

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