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LSMS-ISA: Country Programs - Tanzania

Living Standards Measurement Study: Integrated Surveys on Agriculture: Country Programs - Tanzania

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Country Programs

Tanzania

Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Capital

Dodoma

Income level

Low income

GDP (current US$)

$21,368,198,751

2009
Population, total

43,739,051

2009
LSMS-ISA: Tanzania Map

NEW - The data from the 2008-2009 and 2010-2011 National Panel Surveys are now available for downloading free of charge.

Overview

The LSMS-ISA project is supporting the design and implementation of the Tanzania National Panel Survey (TZNPS), with a focus on expanding the agricultural content of the TZNPS, and ensuring comparability with other surveys being carried out under the LSMS-ISA project in Sub-Saharan Africa. The emphasis is to ensure that information on agriculture and livestock, and data on food and nutrition security inter alia, are mainstreamed into the TZNPS, and that the quality and relevance of these data is further improved and sustained over time. The TZNPS is implemented every two years; the first round of data collection ran from October 2008 through September 2009. Donors for the first round of data collection included the Government of Tanzania, Kingdom of Denmark, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The second round of data collection was collected from October 2010 and completed in December 2011. The main source of funding for the second round was the European Union.

Management

The TZNPS is implemented by the Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The LSMS team is responsible for the management and technical design of the project, as well as for the provision of technical assistance and the support of analytical work resulting from the collected data.

Sampling and Survey Design

The TZNPS sample for the 1st round was 3,265 households, half of whom had been surveyed for the 2007 Tanzania Household Budget Survey (THBS). The sample is representative for the nation as a whole, and provides reliable estimates of key socioeconomic variables for mainland rural areas, Dar es Salaam, other mainland urban areas, and Zanzibar. For 25 percent of the sampled households, areas of all owned and/or cultivated agricultural plots have been measured via GPS.

In the 2nd round, all original households were revisited. Those members still residing in their original location were re-interviewed, and all adults who had relocated were tracked and re-interviewed in their new location with their new households. The sample size for the secnd round expanded to 3,924, and all accessible plots were measured via GPS.

Questionnaire Design

The TZNPS Year 1 instruments include the following:

The TZNPS Year 2 instruments include the following:

The TZNPS Year 3 instruments include the following:

Field Work Implementation

The questionnaires for the TZNPS were administered via a single visit to the households throughout the first and second waves. The possibility of including a second visit is being considered for upcoming years of data collection, depending upon the availability of funds. The field work is implemented with mobile teams and concurrent data entry, developed in CSPro.

Methodological Validation

For 25 percent of the sampled households, areas of all owned and/or cultivated agricultural plots within 25 kms of the household have been measured using GPS technology in the first round. In the second round, all owned and/or cultivated plots within 1 hour of the household by any means of transportation are measured.

Data Documentation and Dissemination

All data generated are made publicly available (fully cleaned and with complete documentation) within twelve months of completion of each wave of data collection. The TZNPS data are disseminated via the LSMS and NBS websites.

The data from the 2008-2009 and 2010-2011 National Panel Surveys are now available for downloading free of charge.

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