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NBS NEWS LETTER ISSUE NO: 21 DATE: JANUARY, 2017
NBS NEWS LETTER
ISSUE NO: 21
DATE: JANUARY, 2017
NBS NEWS LETTER ISSUE NO: 21 DATE: JANUARY, 2017 SDGS – 2030: “PROMOTE SUSTAINED, INCLUSIVE AND
SDGS – 2030: “PROMOTE SUSTAINED, INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH, FULL AND PRODUCTIVE EMPLOYMENT AND DECENT
SDGS – 2030: “PROMOTE SUSTAINED, INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC
GROWTH, FULL AND PRODUCTIVE EMPLOYMENT AND DECENT WORK FOR ALL”
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e-POPULATION REGISTRATION GOING ON WELL

Issue NO: 21 Date: JANUARY, 2017 e-POPULATION REGISTRATION GOING ON WELL An Enumerator (with a

An Enumerator (with a mobile phone) registering a household by using the electronic Population Register System (e-PRS) in Bagamoyo District recently.

The progress of registration of population in Bagamoyo District by using the electronic Population Register System (e- PRS) has been reported as proceeding well.

Addressing the managements of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Office of Chief Government Statistician, Zanzibar (OCGS) and UNICEF in Bagamoyo District recently, the Rector of the Eastern Africa Statistical Training Centre (EASTC), Prof. Innocent Ngalinda, said the--

e-PRS

was

aimed

at

creating and maintaining a

single

source

of

consolidated

database

whereby

before

this

system,

Tanzania

was

using

the

normal

population register starting

2002.

“The previous population

register system was not effective enough. The well- intended initiative failed to survive, but until today the physical registers are still there though they are out- dated. --

The few existing ones are

in paper form,

that is why

the government has decided

to

introduce

the

electronic one,”

said

Prof.

Ngalinda.

The few existing ones are

in paper form,

that is why

the government has decided

to

introduce

the

electronic one,”

said

Prof.

Ngalinda.

According to him, apart from the e-PRS being used as a guide or compass of --

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leading

development

in

the

village, it will also help to get

the correct population figures

in

the

country,

which

is

important in planning

development

of

the

people

economically and socially.

Prof. Ngalinda elaborated that its main objective is to replace the current system with one that has more functionalities. After its completion, it will form as the national database and hence prevent multiple registrations.

Prof.

Ngalinda

insisted

that

there were many advantages of

using

this

technological

innovation,

but

the

most

important

is

that

it

provides

real time data for planning and

decision

taking

from

the

grassroots

to

the

national

monitoring and evaluating both national and international

frameworks,” he said.

These

accurate

and

timely

statistics will enable the local community, in cooperation with their experts at ward level to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate

development plans as well as community services in their localities.

For her part, the Director General of NBS, Dr. Albina Chuwa, added that the population register has an updating mechanism that allows to update information from time to time as events

“The

system

has

also

been

Ward and Village Executive Officers as data collection of specific data and working tool

for

sustainability

of

the

e-

PRS,”

she

said.

The

electronic

Population

Register System has been supported by UNICEF and

UNFPA.

It

is

through these

United

Nations

agencies

that

the

system

was

developed;

training and field work have

been

possible.

Meanwhile,

UNFPA and WB have

expressed their commitment to

continue

supporting

such

efforts, especially in the sectors of education, health and open

(aggregated) data.

designed as a working tool for --

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levels. Above all, it is easy to

maintain and update the

information in relation to the

events

that

occurred

in

a

community.

 

“The e-PRS is unique and different from other registers as

it gives data in real time and therefore guaranteeing access of accurate, reliable and current data for development planning, policy formulation and improvement, quality service

Some Managements from National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Office of Chief Government Statistician, Zanzibar (OCGS) and UNICEF paying attention to EASTC rector Prof. Innocent Ngalinda (not in picture) who was elaborating about the progress of e-PRS in
delivery,-- Bagamoyo District recently.

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TANZANIA'S ECONOMY GROWS AT 6.2 PERCENT IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2016

Third Quarter GDP Percentage Growth for 2015 and 2016

Issue NO: 21 Date: JANUARY, 2017 TANZANIA'S ECONOMY GROWS AT 6.2 PERCENT IN THE THIRD

TANZANIA'S

Gross

Domestic Product (GDP) grew at the rate of 6.2 percent in the third quarter (JulySeptember) of 2016, which was lower than 7.3 percent recorded in the similar quarter of 2015.

The findings show that, the third Quarter GDP for 2016 at the then current prices in absolute terms was TZS 25.5 trillion compared to TZS 22.7 trillion recorded in the corresponding quarter of

According to these findings, which were released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) through its website, the GDP at constant prices for the third quarter of 2016 in absolute terms was TZS 11.6 trillion compared to TZS. 10.8 trillion for the similar quarter of 2015.

The sectors which grew at higher rates were mining and quarrying, water supply, and information and communications. Those that

  • 2015. grew at lower rates included agriculture and real estate.

The findings revealed that mining and quarrying registered a growth rate of 19.9 percent in the third quarter of 2016 compared to 8.0 percent recorded during a similar quarter of 2015. Such growth was attributed to an increase in production of Tanzanite, salt, natural gas, gold, copper, silver and coal production. Significant production was also observed in the natural gas products, copper and salt.

The report indicates that the period of July to September, 2016 the quantity of water--

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supplies increased to 67.4 million

transmission services provided

cubic

meters

from

57.4

million

by telecommunication

cubic

meters

recorded

in

the

companies and information

similar

quarter

of

2015.

The

technology services provided

activity increased at a rate of 14.5

during the reference period.

percent in the third quarter of 2016 compared to a negative growth of 3.9 percent observed in the corresponding quarter of 2015 in which the growth was attributed to improved water supply infrastructure.

Information and communications registered a growth rate of 14.3 percent in the third quarter of 2016 compared to 13.4 percent of registered in the similar quarter of 2015. The increase in growth rate was attributed to increase in airtime usage and data--

Furthermore, the sector that recorded the lowest growth rate was agriculture which recorded a rate of 0.3 percent compared to a growth of 5.1 percent recorded in the corresponding quarter of 2015. The slow in growth rate was caused by unfavourable weather conditions for agricultural production experienced in some areas during the period.

Production of Selected Crops during the Third Quarter 2015 and

2016

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The quarterly GDP is measured as the value of goods and services produced by residents in three-month periods of January-

March,

April-June,

July-

September and October-

December.

The report indicates that the period of July to September, 2016 the quantity of water supplies increased to 67.4 million cubic meters from 57.4 million cubic meters recorded in the similar quarter of 2015. The activity increased at a rate of 14.5 percent in the third quarter of 2016 compared to a negative growth of 3.9 percent observed in the corresponding quarter of 2015 in which the growth was attributed to improved water supply infrastructure.

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STATISTICIANS DISCUSSING ENVIRONMENT STATISTICS

Issue NO: 21 Date: JANUARY, 2017 STATISTICIANS DISCUSSING ENVIRONMENT STATISTICS NBS Director of Statistical Operations,

NBS Director of Statistical Operations, Mr. Irenius Ruyobya addressing statistical stakeholders who attended a three-day long workshop in Dar es Salaam to discuss Environment Statistics in support of the implementation of the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013).

STATISTICAL stakeholders met in a three-day long workshop in Dar es Salaam to discuss Environment Statistics in support of the implementation of the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013).

The

workshop

is

one

of

the

activities under the United

Nations Development Account--

project aimed at supporting member States in developing and strengthening environment statistics and integrated environmental- economic accounting for improved and monitoring of sustainable development.

In

his opening remarks on

behalf

of

the

Director

General

of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the Director of Statistical Operations of NBS, Mr. Irenius Ruyobya, said the workshop will enhance

the knowledge of participants on the best recommended principles and methodologies in production and dissemination of Environment Statistics based on the FDES,

2013.

Issue NO: 21 Date: JANUARY, 2017 STATISTICIANS DISCUSSING ENVIRONMENT STATISTICS NBS Director of Statistical Operations,

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“The three-day long workshop will enable all participants to

implement the Framework

for

Development

of Environment

Statistics (FDES), 2013 and use of

Environment

Statistics

Self

Assessment Tools (ESSAT) which are based on the Basic Set of

Environment

Statistics

of

the

FDES 2013.

 

“I

urge

all

of

us

to

use

the

opportunity to gain knowledge which will be gained to identify the pitfalls that can delay the progress towards implementation of the national and international development programmes for

immediate policy interventions,”

said Mr. Ruyobya.

Mr. Ruyobya said official statistics in environment can help decision makers to develop informed policies that impact millions of people; improved data sources, sound statistical methods, new technologies and strengthened statistical systems enable better decisions that eventually result in better lives globally.

For her part, a representative from the United Nations Statistics Division, Ms. Reena Shah, said the workshop was aimed at building national capacities for the implementation of the FDES 2013,

Issue NO: 21 Date: JANUARY, 2017 “The three -day long workshop will enable all participants

Acting Environmental Statistics Manager, Ms. Ruth Minja presenting the objectives of the meeting during a three- day long workshop in Dar es Salaam to discuss Environment Statistics in support of the implementation of the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013).

and to provide statisticians and experts from ministries of environment or equivalent institution with detailed knowledge and understanding of contemporary approaches to environment statistics.

“The workshop we held today

will

help

to improve

monitoring, and also to bring

together the various sectors in

a

unified

and

coordinated

statistical

system.

This

is

particularly

relevant

in

environment

statistics,

where

the data come from a variety of

different

sources,”

said

Ms.

Shah.

Ms. Shah said the workshop

would

also

discuss

the

development

of

a

national

work

plan

on

environment

statistics;

and

such

efforts

will

contribute

to

the

strengthening of

the

programme

on

environment

statistics for the East African

Community (EAC).

The workshop

 

on

Environment

Statistics

in

support of the implementation

of

the

Framework

for

the

Development of Environment

Statistics (FDES 2013) was

held

in

Dar

es Salaam for

three days from 24th

26th

January, 2017.

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NBS TO ESTABLISH SDGs DATA PORTAL

Issue NO: 21 Date: JANUARY, 2017 NBS TO ESTABLISH SDGs DATA PORTAL The Founder and

The Founder and Managing Director of Data Act Lab from Sweden, Ms. Alexandra Silfverstolpe presenting on how to establish and run SGDs Data Portal during a meeting with statistical stakeholders to introduce SDGs Data Portal in Tanzania. The event took place in NBS Headquarter in January, 2017.

THE

National

Bureau

of

who

gathered

at

the NBS

“We

are

in

the

process

of

Statistics

(NBS)

is

in

the

Headquarters to discuss on

developing the SDGs Data

process

of

establishing

a

how statistics authority could

Portal in our country to

Sustainable

Development

establish the data portal and its

enable public and data users

Goals (SDGs) Data Portal in Tanzania in order to simplify

development.

 

to access reports and other related programmes towards

access

to

 

SDGs

Dr. Chuwa said NBS will first

SDGs implementation to

implementation in the country.

information

create awareness in public and to data users on the SDGs

2030,” said Dr. Chuwa.

 
 

portal in order to enable them

Presenting on

how

to

This was revealed by the

to be aware of how SDGs

establish and run SDGs Data

Director General of NBS, Dr.

implementation was done

in

Portal,

the

founder

and

Albina Chuwa, in a meeting

the country.

managing

director

of

Data

with statistical stakeholders--

 

Act Lab from Sweden,--

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Some Statistical Stakeholders listening to Ms. Alexandra Silfverstolpe (not in picture) during a meeting of introducing SDGs Data Portal in Tanzania. The event took place in NBS Headquarter in January, 2017.

Ms. Alexandra Silfverstolpe, said the SDGs portal will enable statistical stakeholders and the public to access data and follow the implementation of SDGs in Tanzania.

“The SDGs

data

portal is

one

among

the

easiest

ways

for

public

and statistical

stakeholders to access data, see

the implementation of SDGs, and

get

to know

how the

country

reached

towards

accomplishing

the implementation of SDGs by

the

end

of

2030,”

said

Ms.

Silfverstolpe.

 

Ms. Silfverstolpe

said

Tanzania could learn from Colombia which has already developed the portal and succeed to run it well.

Towards

the

implementation of the data portal, NBS will have to review and learn more from Colombia which has succeeded to establish and run a similar tool.

The SDGs data portal

is

one

among

the

easiest ways for public

and

statistical

stakeholders to access

data,

see

the

implementation

 

of

SDGs, and get to know

how

the

country

reached

 

towards

accomplishing

 

the

implementation

of

SDGs

by

the

end

of

2030,”

said

Ms.

Silfverstolpe.

 
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AFRICAN COUNTRIES ARGUED TO USE COUNTRY SPECIFIC DEFINITIONS TO DETERMINE POVERTY LEVELS

AFRICAN experts have been

in

most

African

countries.

In

World

Bank

statistics

of

challenged to use country specific

order

to

 

eradicate

it,

2013, which 10.7 percent of

definitions to determine poverty

collaboration and availability of

global populations, about 7.1

levels in their countries instead of

official

statistics

are

needed.

million

people,

were

living

using criteria that end up

You are here today as

below

the

poverty

as

confusing the citizens as their

professionals

 

to

discuss

how

compared to 12.4 percent of

findings don’t match with reality

best to assess the poverty levels

people

living in

poverty in

on the ground.

 

in

Africa

by

reflecting

the

2012.

 

country’s resources and linking

One

such

criteria

is

that

of

it with

1.90 USD while at

the

For her part, Director General

using country’s specific

measuring poverty levels by using

same

time

 

taking

into

of the National Bureau of

the

$1.90 a day baseline,

which

consideration how people earn a

Statistics (NBS), Dr. Albina

brings different results for each

living, including whether they

Chuwa, said the aim of the

country

due

to economic

own

land

or

not,”

said

Dr.

workshop was to discuss

variations.

Mpango.

 

better use of official statistics of poverty levels in

The challenge was made by the

According

to

the

minister,

eradication initiatives and the

Minister of Finance and Planning, Hon. Dr. Philip Mpango, when

poverty levels fell to 4 percent in 2013 among Sub-Saharan

ways of assessing poverty by

addressing statisticians from

Africa

countries,

whereby

resources.

 

across Africa who attended in an

approximately

 

389

million

 

international workshop that

people still

live in poverty

as

She said NBS was in progress

discussed the application of statistics to poverty and how best poverty levels in Africa can be assessed.

they survive under $1.90 a day.

Dr. Mpango quoted the 2011/12 Tanzania Household Budget Survey that shows that poverty

to prepare the Households Budget Survey (HBS) for 2017/18 in collaboration with WB and the ongoing workshop of statisticians will

Dr.

Mpango argued that it was

levels in the country have fallen

help in best results of the

high time African countries applied criteria that are specific to them so as to give a true picture of the assessments.

from 38.6 percent in 1990 to 28.2 percent in 2012, whereby the major problem remained the lack of the basic human needs.

coming Tanzania HBS.

“Poverty is still a major problem--

He further said, according to--

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JANUARY INFLATION RATE CLIMBS TO 5.2 PERCENT

Issue NO: 21 Date: JANUARY, 2017 JANUARY INFLATION RATE CLIMBS TO 5.2 PERCENT Some Journalists

Some Journalists who attended the press conference of Consumer Price Index for January, 2017 at NBS headquarters in Dar es Salaam.

THE headline inflation rate for January, 2017 increased to 5.2 percent from 5.0 percent recorded a month before.

commodities in January, s increased compared to the

speed

of

price

increase

recorded in December,

maize flour by 10.0 percent,

rice by 2.6 percent, beans by 6.3 percent, cooking bananas by 5.8 percent, cocoyam by

 

2016.

5.3 percent and sweet

Addressing reporters in Dar es

potatoes by 2.5 percent,” said

Salaam when releasing the

“The CPI

for

January

Mr. Kwesigabo.

Consumer Price Index (CPI) for January 2017, the National

increase

the price

attributed

to increase of both

was

He said non-food items that

Bureau of Statistics (NBS)

food and

non food items.

contributed to such increase

Director of Population Census and Social Statistics, Mr. Ephraim Kwesigabo, said the speed of price increase for--

Some food items that contributed to such increase were maize grains which increased by 16.0 percent,--

were charcoal which increased by 3.2 percent and refrigerators by 2.4 percent.

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Movement of National Consumer Price Indices (NCPI) and Inflation Rates from January, 2016 January, 2017. (Dec, 2015 = 100)

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Mr.

Kwesigabo

said

the

monthly inflation rate for January has increased by 0.8 percent compared to an increase of 0.7 percent early while the overall index has increased to

  • 105.92 in January, 2017 from

  • 105.04 recorded in December;

2016.

The inflation rate which excludes food and energy for the month of January decreased to 2.3 percent from 2.5 percent recorded in December while the annual inflation rates over

the same period have shown a

stable trend of movement from

  • 6.5 percent in January, 2016 to

  • 5.2 percent in January, 2017.

He added that, the inflation rate for food consumed at home and

The purchasing power of 100

away from home rose to 8.2

Tanzanian

Shillings

has

percent

in

January

from

7.4

reached TZS 94 and 42 cents in

percent recorded a month

January,

2017

compared

to

earlier while the 12 month

TZS 95

and

20

cents

in

index

change

for

non-food

December, 2016.

 

products

decreased

to

3.6

“The CPI for January

increase was attributed to the price increase of both food and non food items. Some food items that contributed to such increase were maize grains

which increased by 16.0

percent, maize flour by 10.0 percent, rice by 2.6 percent, beans by 6.3 percent, cooking bananas by 5.8 percent, cocoyam by 5.3 percent and sweet potatoes by 2.5 percent,” said Mr. Kwesigabo.

percent in January, 2017 as--

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OBITUARY

Issue NO: 21 Date: JANUARY, 2017 OBITUARY The late Donat Magwaja during his lifetime. He

The

late

Donat

Magwaja

during

his

lifetime.

He

was

NBS

staff

since 1987.

He

passed

away

in

January,

2017.

The late Donat Magwaja

THE National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in January joined the family of Donat Magwaja in mourning his passing away at his Tabata residence in Dar es Salaam.

During his lifetime and service at NBS, Magwaja was a staff driver. He started working with NBS in 1987 and continued in the same department until his death.

In

his

working

life,

he

worked with four parastatals

at different times. He

first

worked with the Dar es

Salaam

City Council,

from

1974

to

1975,

before

he

joined

with the

Shirika la

Usafiri Dar es Salaam

(UDA),

which is

a public

transport

firm

in

the

city,

between 1975 and 1984.

Reading a brief history of his life during the Requiem Mass, one of the relatives said Magwaja was born on 23 December, 1956 in Ifakara, Morogoro Region.

He attended primary education at Kivukoni Primary School in Ifakara, Morogoro Region.

He then joined with the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) in 1984 where he worked until 1987.

Magwaja is survived by nine children and a wife.

The Requiem Mass was held at the Christ the King Tabata Roman Catholic Church in the city.

Speaking on behalf of NBS management and staff, Mr. William Mabusi expressed the deepest condolences, adding that Magwaja will be missed a lot among his fellow workers because he was a man of the people, charming, hardworking and one who respected all without segregation. He said it would be very difficult to fill the gap he left behind.

May the soul of Donat Magwaja rest in eternal peace. Amen.

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NBS PICTORIAL NEWS

Issue NO: 21 Date: JANUARY, 2017 NBS PICTORIAL NEWS The representative from the United Nations

The representative from the United Nations Statistics Division, Ms. Reena Shah addressing statistical stakeholders during a three-day long workshop in Dar es Salaam to discuss Environment Statistics in support of the implementation of the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013)

Issue NO: 21 Date: JANUARY, 2017 NBS PICTORIAL NEWS The representative from the United Nations

Some

 

Statistical

Stakeholders

who attended

a

meeting

of

introducing

SDGs

Data

Portal

in

Tanzania.

The

event

took

place

in

NBS

Headquarter

in

January,

2017.

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NBS PICTORIAL NEWS

Issue NO: 21 Date: JANUARY, 2017 NBS PICTORIAL NEWS Enumerators (with mobile phones) registering pupils

Enumerators (with mobile phones) registering pupils by using the electronic Population Register System (e-PRS) in Bagamoyo District recently.

Issue NO: 21 Date: JANUARY, 2017 NBS PICTORIAL NEWS Enumerators (with mobile phones) registering pupils

Enumerators (with mobile phones) showing some NBS staff how they register people by using the electronic Population Register System (e-PRS) in Bagamoyo District recently.

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