The Tanzania Socioeconomic Database (TSED) is a comprehensive and up-to-date socioeconomic database system. It is a powerful tool for organizing, storing and presenting data in a uniform way, allowing data to be easily and quickly shared across government departments, UN agencies and other development organizations. The database is compliant with international statistical standards and operates both as a desktop application (on CDs) as well as on the website.

The main objective of TSED is to democratise access, use and dissemination of accurate data on a wide range of socioeconomic indicators in a user-friendly manner, and thus:

  • Facilitates the systemization, storage and analysis of performance indicators in different thematic areas that are defined by users;
  • Allows for user-friendly analysis of data through tables, graphs and maps for inclusion in reports, presentation and advocacy materials;
  • The system allows the creation of global, regional, national and local maps, with allowances up to 10 geographic levels;
  • Allows the grouping of indicators in different frameworks, sectors and sub-sectors, by themes (poverty disparities etc), by institutions, by sources, by international commitments and goals;
  • Provides updated time series data as well as multiple estimates from various sources, disaggregated data to village level, by sex and urban/rural strata whenever these are available; and,
  • Allows the creation, modification and merging of indicator databases without the need for specialised programmes or technical support. The system contains the wizard that provides step by step orientation for these tasks.

Contributing Partners

National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) - Tanzania - Statistics for Development
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is an autonomous, public institution mandated to coordinate the production and dissemination of official statistics in Tanzania.

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