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Poverty Reduction Strategy Indicators Produced Using NSS/AMMP Data for 1998-2000

National Sentinel Surveillance System, N. and Adult Morbidity and Mortality, A. (2011) Poverty Reduction Strategy Indicators Produced Using NSS/AMMP Data for 1998-2000. Working Paper. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The national poverty reduction strategy requires a significant monitoring and evaluation effort and the production of key indicators. The Ministry of Health’s National Sentinel System (NSS) of linked demographic surveillance sites can produce many of these indicators. Based on data currently available from three sites directly managed by the Ministry of Health, this paper demonstrates what such an output might look like, and provides estimates of 16 poverty indicators for districts representing different urban and rural poverty welfare quintiles. The NSS’s role in poverty monitoring:The Ministry of Health’s National Sentinel System of linked demographic surveillance can make a significant contribution to monitoring the impact of poverty reduction efforts in Tanzania. The NSS can also help gauge the extent to which the benefits of poverty reduction are equitably shared in Tanzania among men and women and in different geographic and poverty welfare strata.The system can provide continuous indicator estimates for analysis of trends and degree of change over time. Further work is needed in the attribution of sentinel sites to different urban and rural poverty and welfare quintiles. Work is also needed in reconciling differing methodologies used to set PRSP targets and to measure progress.PRSP targets in human capabilities and survival may have already been met in some sentinel areas but not in others.In terms of human capabilities, wealthier areas appear to have attained the PRSP goal of equality in primary education for girls and boys. A gap of 7% remains in poorer areas. Wealthier areas fare better with respect to indicators of survival, although life expectancies are fairly high by regional standards, even among poorer Tanzanians.Children in Tanzania who have lost one or both parents are an extremely vulnerable group and represent 7% of the population under 15 in rural sentinel sites.

Item Type: Report (Working Paper)
Keywords: poverty, surveillance, ministry of health, National Sentinel Susystem, Tanzania
Subjects: Policies, Strategies, Plans, Guidelines
Divisions: Ministry of Health and Social Welfare > National AIDS Control Programme (NACP)
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2012 06:55
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2013 06:15
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/649

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