Analytical Report for Integrated Labour Force Survey 2006

National Bureau of Statistics
Ministry of Planning, Economy and Empowerment
Tanzania Gender Networking Programme
Ministry of Labour, Employment and Youth Development

National Bureau of Statistics

Date published:
November 2007

148 pages

Introduction (text borrowed from Foreword):
The United Nations Millennium Development Goals has increased the need for data to monitor and evaluate poverty eradication in all United Nations member states. Demand for effective data in Tanzania emerged clearly in 1997 time when the Government adopted the National Poverty Eradication Strategy (NPES). The NPES was later transformed into the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS). This was subsequently revised to arrive at the currently prevailing National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (NSGRP), or MKUKUTA, in February 2005.

The monitoring process requires a well-managed statistical system that ensures that the required statistics are collected, processed and disseminated within the agreed time period. In recognition of this, Tanzania has established a clear sequence of national surveys to replace the previous ad hoc household surveys system. Under the old system, surveys were conducted in response to specific requests from donors, with little emphasis on coordination of a systematic long-term series of surveys that responds to national needs and priorities of local data users.

Under the current national household census and surveys system, the census is set to be undertaken every ten years, while the household surveys are repeated at five-year intervals. The Integrated Labour Force Survey (ILFS) is among the surveys planned to be conducted once in every five-year interval. To ensure this system moves smoothly, the country has established a basket/pooled funding system that will finance all the selected census and surveys.

This report presents the findings of the ILFS that was conducted in 2006 with funding from the NSGRP/MKUKUTA system. The findings update those of the ILFS conducted in 2000/01, and reveal changes in the labour market of the country between year 2001 and 2006. The survey results provide labour market indicators for tracking progress made in implementing various policy reforms such as job creation as planned in NSGRP/MKUKUTA.

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Suggested citation:
TANZANIA. THE NATIONAL BUREAU OF STATISTICS (2007). Analytical Report for Integrated Labour Force Survey 2006. Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania: The National Bureau of Statistics.