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.

  

Initiatives

Doctor recording a newborns foot prints on the birth certificate.
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Administrative Data Collaborative

Looking for Partners | GPSDD Initiated
A multi-stakeholder collaborative aiming to strengthen the capacity of countries to use administrative data sources for statistical purposes.
Planet Earth South Africa zone. Elements of this image furnished by NASA
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Africa Regional Data Cube

GPSDD Initiated
A tool that harnesses the latest Earth observation and satellite technology to help Kenya, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Tanzania address food security and other development issues.
Breaking down barriers to eye health in South Asia. Narsingdi district, Bangladesh © Sightsavers/ Reza Shahriar Rahman.
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Inclusive Data Charter

Looking for Partners | GPSDD Initiated
The Inclusive Data Charter was developed to mobilize political commitments and meaningful actions to advance inclusive and disaggregated data.
Satellite view of the Earth at night
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Data Roadmaps

GPSDD Initiated
Data roadmaps support countries in developing and implementing multi-stakeholder data ecosystems for sustainable development.
  

News

NASA
9:00 am May 09 - 5:00 pm May 11, 2018
Data Festival banner
9:00 am March 21 - 1:00 pm March 23, 2018

Data for Development Festival

21-23 March 2018, Bristol, United Kingdom
January 30, 2017

Recap of the UN World Data Forum: Using OpenStreetMap for the Sustainable Development Goals

Rebecca Firth recapitulates her experience at the first United Nations World Data Forum and shares the work the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team is doing with its partners towards achieving the SDGs.
  
  

Partners

Natural Resource Governance Institute Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The Natural Resource Governance Institute helps people to realize the benefits of their countries’ endowments of oil, gas and minerals.
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Free, up-to-date maps are a critical resource when relief organizations are responding to disasters or political crises. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) creates and provides those maps.
Together for Girls Logo - Ending Violence Against Children
Non-governmental Organization
Together for Girls is a partnership between national governments, UN agencies, and private sector organizations working to break cycles of violence, with special attention to sexual violence against girls.
Sightsavers Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Sightsavers is an international organization working with partners in developing countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people.
CARE International Logo
Non-governmental Organization
CARE International is one of the world’s leading humanitarian and development organisations.
UK Aid from the British people
Government
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty, building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for all of us which is firmly in the UK’s national interest.
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Multilateral Organization
Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member states, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.
World Agroforestry Centre Logo
Academic / Research Institution
World Agroforestry (ICRAF) is a centre of science and development excellence that harnesses the benefits of trees for people and the environment.
BIID - Leading Through Innovation
Private sector
Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development is an inclusive business initiative engaged in developing ICT-enabled products and services to support private and public initiatives targeted to the poorest.
AIMS African Institute for Mathematical Sciences NEXT EINSTEIN INITIATIVE Logo
Academic / Research Institution
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a pan-African network of centers of excellence for post-graduate training, research, and public engagement in mathematical sciences.
IDEAS For Us Logo
Non-governmental Organization
IDEAS For Us develops, funds, and scales solutions that solve the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.
COSA - Committee on Sustainability Assessment Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The Committee on Sustainability Assessment is a nonprofit network of over 50 partners that develops data tools and research insights to accelerate agricultural sustainability.
People's Action for Learning Network - PAL Network Logo
Non-governmental Organization

Recently, PAL Network members designed and implemented the International Common Assessment of Numeracy (ICAN) across 13 countries using a common tool. ICAN is an open-source, robust and easy-to-use assessment tool, available in 11 languages, that offers international comparability of results aligned to SDG 4.1.1 (a).

The study aimed to demonstrate proof of concept in two ways:

African Wildlife Foundation Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The African Wildlife Foundation works to ensure the wildlife and wildlands of Africa will endure forever.
Twaweza ni sisi Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Twaweza works on enabling children to learn, citizens to exercise agency and governments to be more open and responsive in East Africa.
Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals
Academic / Research Institution
Southern Voice is a network of thinks tanks from the Global South that contributes to the global discourse underpinning shaping and delivery of the SDGs. It also aims to contribute to the effort on “Data Revolution” to support the SDG framework.
Millennium Challenge Corporation - United States of America
Government
The Millennium Challenge Corporation is an independent U.S. Government agency working to reduce global poverty through economic growth. Created in 2004, MCC provides time-limited grants and assistance to poor countries that meet rigorous standards for good governance, from fighting corruption to respecting democratic rights.
HelpAge International Logo
Non-governmental Organization
HelpAge International is a global network of organizations promoting the rights of all older people to lead dignified, healthy and secure lives.
Restless Development Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Young people have powerful voices. We are here to make sure their voices are heard.
OCGS
National Statistical Organization (NSO)
The Office of the Chief Government Statistician (OCGS) Zanzibar coordinates the production of official statistics, provides high quality statistical data and information and promotes their use in planning, decision-making, administration, governance, monitoring and evaluation.
Ford Foundation Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Our mission has sought to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.
Tanzania Development Trust Logo
Non-governmental Organization
We have been supporting grassroots projects in Tanzania and crowdmapping rural Tanzania in OpenStreetMap.
Africa Philanthropic Foundation Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Africa Philanthropic Foundation is a Pan-African civil society organization seeking to re-defining the culture of giving in Africa in relation to sustainable development.
African Development Bank Logo
Multilateral Organization
The overarching objective of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction.
National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) - Tanzania - Statistics for Development
Government
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is an autonomous, public institution mandated to coordinate the production and dissemination of official statistics in Tanzania.
IPA - Innovations for Poverty Action
Academic / Research Institution
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems.
Health Data Collaborative Logo - Data for Health and Sustainable Development
Non-governmental Organization
The Health Data Collaborative is a joint effort by multiple global health partners to work alongside countries to improve the availability, quality and use of data for local decision-making and tracking progress toward the health-related Sustainable Development Goals.