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Tanzania 2008-2009

National Panel Survey

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Sample Size:3,280



Dar es Salaam, other urban areas on mainland Tanzania, rural mainland Tanzania, Zanzibar

Collection Dates:October 2008 - October 2009
Panel: Yes, with 2010-11
Executing Agency: National Bureau of Statistics 
Access Policy: Available for free download 
Other LSMS surveys for this country: 1993 National, 1991-1994 Kagera, 2004 Kagera2010/11 NPS2 
Comments:This survey was done as part of the LSMS-Integrated Surveys on Agriculture project.









File Name

Description and Format

Basic Information Document 

Describes the design of the National Panel Survey and its coverage for potential users. It provides detailed information on the methodology used to implement the survey.

PDF (259KB) English


The questionnaires are essential tools for using the National Panel Survey data. In addition to the questions, the questionnaires also contain codes and skip patterns. There were three questionnaires used in the National Panel Survey. The Household Questionnaire, the Agriculture Questionnaire and the Community/Price Questionnaire. For more information on the contents of the questionnaires, see the Basic Information Document.

Swahili PDF zipped (1.2 Mb) English PDF zipped (1.2 Mb) 
Interviewer Manual

The Interviewer Manual provides much valuable information on the details of how the survey was implemented. It provides instructions on how to interpret the main concepts in the questionnaire and instructions for individual questions.

PDF (2.6Mb) English

Sample Design

This document explains how the sample for the National Panel Survey was designed and how the weights were calculated

PDF (190 Kb) English

Final Report

This document provides basic country statistics derived from the survey.

Tanzania NPS1 Final Report English

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