Abstract:This report describes trends in the social sector and analyzes the factors that influence these trends, including the performance of the economy , government social sector spending and policy, household behavior and incomes, and demographic trends. The report is based on the Human Resources Development Survey of 1993/94, qualitative surveys, community case studies and other population based surveys. Findings from these surveys and case studies are synthesized to provide a comprehensive picture of the demand for and supply of education, health, water & sanitation, nutrition, and family planning services. Tanzania's social indicators remain among the poorest in the world. The report reviews these trends, presents issues, assesses past government policies in the social sectors, and has provided both the data and framework for the development and implementation of the Government's Social Sector Strategy.
Keywords: Educational systems; Family planning; Health care systems; Social services; Health care financing; Educational financing; Water supply; Public expenditures; Health care; Africa (sub-Saharan); Social sector; Education; Human capital; Human resources
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1999-10-01