Project profile — Tanzania Demographic Health Survey


UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (41122)
2020-11-30 - 2022-11-30
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Tanzania (100.00%)


• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Population statistics and data (13096) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project supports the 2020-21 Tanzania Demographic Health Survey (TDHS), which includes the Malaria Indicator Survey and the Micronutrient Survey. The overall objective of the survey is to produce results in a timely manner and ensure that the data is disseminated widely so that it is useful to program managers and policy makers in government and non-governmental organizations. Project activities include: (1) supporting Tanzania’s own human resources to foster and reinforce Tanzania’s ownership of data collection, analysis, presentation and use; and (2) strengthening national capacities to use the survey data to identify and address demographic and health-related social needs, develop strategies for equitable growth and social poverty reduction, and link these strategies to national development plans. The survey is undertaken in a representative sample of women ages 15-49 years and children under five years from 16,354 households from all 31 regions in the country, as well as men aged 15-49 years in half of the households. The survey is designed to produce representative estimates of the main demographic and health indictors for the country as a whole as well as the following breakdowns: urban and rural at the country-wide level, Dar es Salaam, the Tanzanian mainland, urban Zanzibar, rural Zanzibar, Zanzibar and nine geographical zones. This information is vital for effective planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation for health, nutrition and gender equality interventions, including those in maternal, newborn, adolescent and child health and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) the provision of updated nationally representative data on fertility, family planning, adult, maternal and childhood mortality, maternal and child health, nutrition, women’s empowerment, female genital cutting and prevalence of malaria; and (2) the provision to stakeholders and researchers of up-to-date and reliable information to improve knowledge on micronutrient status and intake patterns of fortified foods. These results inform the development of national micronutrient strategies and other future development priorities.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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