of Tanzania Socio-Economic Database (TSED)
The Tanzania Socio-economic Database was demonstrated to the participants on an
overhead power-point projector which was used to cast the computerized version of the
database on the wall, so that all the participants could see it. TSED will be the main
repository of data relating to the PRSP. The database software has user-friendly
presentations of data. It can present data in graphics, tables and coloured maps, which
presents PRSP specific information that is disaggregated by districts.
Through the TSED, poverty related data and information could be analysed by district and
gender disaggregation, as well as trend over years. The database version can be installed
in an ordinary computer which has a CD Rom drive. The database will also be soon available
on the internet.
The database can provide easy to interpret information on the status of a district against
the various PRSP targets through coloured maps by district (i.e. red district being below
PRSP target, yellow district being achieved PRSP targets and green districts being passed
PRSP districts). In this way, these mapping features can easily facilitate policy makers
to make decisions on which districts need further, or priority intervention.