The European Union, through its World Bank administered project on ‘Development Support to Tanzania Statistics’ is providing support to further boost national statistical development. The project objective is to support the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the Office of the Chief Government Statistician (OCGS) and line Ministries to improve quality, timeliness, and relevance of national statistics through two main components: (1) supporting data collection and (2) strengthening statistical capacity through technical assistance.

The project’s technical assistance component seeks to further strengthen the statistical capacity in-country by advancing the skills of the government workforce. This is done through technical support to survey implementation and a series of hands-on and on-the-job training courses on a range of topics. A comprehensive set of training courses are foreseen for 2021 to 2023 to strengthen the statistical skills of the staff at NBS, OCGS and other agencies within the national statistical system. Specific skills that will be strengthened include: data quality monitoring, data cleaning and validation, basic and advanced data analysis using ADePT, Excel, Stata and SPSS as well as data interpretation, communication and preparation, report writing, release of micro-datasets to users, and the use of GIS and spatial data analysis.

The first training will be on Stata statistical analysis software for beginners and will take place from 8th to 14th April, 2021. NBS and OCGS would like to invite interested staff from ministries, departments and agencies to apply to this 7-day course which is to be held in Dodoma and Zanzibar. This course will enable participants to master and apply basic Stata skills to the Integrated Labour Force Survey (ILFS) datasets and aim to be relevant to the day-to-day work of participants. The training course will include brief lectures, practical exercises and assignments.

Interested applicants in area of Labour Statistics analysis are welcome to apply in this training by filling the online form through the Link below. 

The training will be conducted in Dodoma City and Zanzibar. The World Bank will provide for conference facilities, snacks and meals but DSA or Half DSA will not be covered.  This training will involve persons from Dodoma City and Zanzibar (Mjini Magharibi) only, staff from other parts of Tanzania will be invited to participate in these trainings in a later stage.


Click HERE to apply for the STATA Beginners Course Application Form - Deadline is 30th March 2021