The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data supports country partners at the national and sub-national levels in Tanzania to develop and implement whole-of-government, multi-stakeholder data roadmaps for sustainable development.
The Tanzania Data Lab is a data science hub in Dar es Salaam that has come out of a partnership between the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Working under the umbrella of the Data Collaboratives for Local Impact (DCLI) MCC/PEPFAR partnership, the dLab is at the forefront of building a data-driven ecosystem in Tanzania – at a national level and among individuals - by working concurrently to augment the demand for data, increase the supply of it, and improve local technical capacity.
There are a number of other data innovation activities currently supporting sustainable development in Tanzania. See below for blogs, partner activities, initiatives, and resources related to sustainable development data in Tanzania.
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Results Data Initiative: Findings from Tanzania
We aim to shed new light, both locally and internationally, on how results data is collected, shared, and used. We also seek to understand what can be done to improve the quality and use of results data in Tanzania, at the national and local levels. Our study explores results data primarily from the government perspective, while incorporating valuable views from DPs and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
We recognize that the Government of Tanzania (GoT) and its DPs are actively engaged in improving the use of data for decision-making in both health and agriculture. Rapid scale-up of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria responses—with the support of the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Global Fund), and others—have brought technical and financial resources to bear on health data issues.
Similarly, GoT’s Agricultural Sector Development Programme II2 (ASDP II) has recognized the “weak agricultural statistical system” and an Agricultural Statistical Strategy Plan (ASSP) is being implemented. The importance of accurate agriculture results data for Tanzania has recently been reinforced by GoT. Concerns about agricultural productivity and resource management remain at the forefront of public thinking:
Our report seeks to add value to Tanzania’s efforts to improve results-based management by highlighting, in particular, the perspectives and needs of district level managers in health and agriculture when it comes to collecting, sharing, and using data on results.
We hope these insights inform future investments in results-based management in Tanzania, as well as influence international efforts to promote the role of data and results in making development efforts more effective.
Implementing Agenda 2030: Unpacking The Data Revolution At Country Level
Specifically, the report:
- Unpacks how Agenda 2030 and the SDGs can be effectively and universally applied and measured across countries with different sustainable development challenges and priorities;
- Examines the availability and quality of data at the country level for measuring and driving progress on the SDGs; and
- Identifies implications for realising the data revolution for sustainable development.