The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is an autonomous, public institution mandated to coordinate the production and dissemination of official statistics in Tanzania. The vision of the NBS is to become a one-stop centre for official statistics in Tanzania. NBS aims to produce high-quality official statistics and services that meet needs of national and international stakeholders.
The NBS also undertakes censuses and surveys in order to, among other uses, facilitate evidence-based planning and decision making, and monitoring and evaluation of National and International Development Programmes such as National Vision, 2025, National Five-Year Development Plans, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
NBS is a champion for a multi-stakeholder approach towards the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We shall work with other government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, and other stakeholders, including development partners, civil society, private sector, and citizens in order to harness data for sustainable development. We shall also work with regional partners and bodies to promote a citizen-centered data revolution in East Africa.