It is also expected to contribute to better governance and accountability by providing reliable, relevant and freely accessible information for the civil society, media, researchers and analysts.
The World Bank country director for Tanzania, Burundi and Uganda, John Murray Mclntire, said the current national statistical system in Tanzania, for several reasons, is inadequately structured. It does not meet the increasing demands from data users-the civil society, business community, media and academia, he said.
“The main actors – the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the Office of the chief Government Statistician in Zanzibar—are severely constrained by limited technical ability, scarce human and financial resources, dilapidated physical infrastructure, lack of coordination and deficient dissemination mechanisms,” he said.
He said there was a need to reform the organisational and legal framework, including a revision of human resources policies.
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