While Tanzania has one national development plan for mainland Tanzania, it has a second one specifically for Zanzibar. Following a request by the Office of the Chief Government Statistician Zanzibar (OCGS) to analyse the development plan (Phase three of the Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty - “MKUZA_III”) and create a SDG data roadmap, the Advanced Data Planning Tool (ADAPT) was implemented on 13 November 2017.

So far, ADAPT implementation in Tanzania is funded by the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) with technical support from Tanzania Data Lab (dLab). Between 13 November and 13 December 2017, 40 participants were trained from across OCGS, the Zanzibar Planning Commission and eleven other government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

ADAPT was adopted by Zanzibar following a demonstration by the Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) who had been using ADAPT to align mainland Tanzania’s Second Phase of Five Year Development Plan (FYDP_II) to regional and global data demands.

From 3-7 September 2018, dLab and OCGS conducted a training to migrate ADAPT to Version 1.1. This version will be used to assess not only the demand and supply of statistical data for sustainable development in Zanzibar but also with data gaps in relation to 190 SDG-relevant indicators. The technical team in charge of implementing ADAPT in Zanzibar has populated all 58 MKUZA_III indicators with their metadata and within the next month will map 190 SDG indicators to existing Zanzibar indicators available in MKUZA_III and other official sources. The output of the mapping process is to be used in high level meetings, technical meetings and workshops to discuss and find solutions to the gaps highlighted by ADAPT.


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