The LSMS-ISA project is supporting the design and implementation of the Tanzania National Panel Survey (TZNPS), with a focus on expanding the agricultural content of the TZNPS, and ensuring comparability with other surveys being carried out under the LSMS-ISA project in Sub-Saharan Africa. The emphasis is to ensure that information on agriculture and livestock, and data on food and nutrition security inter alia, are mainstreamed into the TZNPS, and that the quality and relevance of these data is further improved and sustained over time. The TZNPS is implemented every two years; the first round of data collection ran from October 2008 through September 2009. Donors for the first round of data collection included the Government of Tanzania, Kingdom of Denmark, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The second round of data collection was collected from October 2010 and completed in December 2011. Similarly, the third round of data collection lasted from October 2012 to December 2013. The main source of funding for the second and third round was the European Union with technical assistance funding provided by the World Bank with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The TZNPS is implemented by the Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The LSMS team is responsible for the management and technical design of the project, as well as for the provision of technical assistance and the support of analytical work resulting from the collected data.