on TSED webpage and on all TSED materials courtesy of: UNCDF/Adam
Rogers, UN/Julie Pudlowski; UNICEF and Help Age International, Tanzania
The main objective behind TSED is to democratize access, use and dissemination of accurate data on
a wide range of socio-economic indicators in a user friendly manner. By doing this, it is hoped that the
database, among other things, will contribute significantly to the promotion of the use of data in policy
making, based on the evidence provided by surveys and routine data collection mechanisms.
Role of TSED in MKUKUTA Monitoring System
TSED was identified to serve as repository of all quantitative data coming out of the Poverty
Monitoring System, established in the context of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP),
and continues to play this role in the 2nd generation PRS, known as MKUKUTA.
Consequently data on all MKUKUTA indicators are available in the database. It is a national level
process to monitor progress towards the poverty reduction policy objectives and the indicators are mostly outcome and impact indicators.
TSED is a storage and dissemination tool of all quantitative information generated by the poverty
monitoring system. It contains a 'theme' highlighting theMKUKUTA(National Strategy for Growth and
Reduction of Poverty) indicators, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and thus assists the
government to report on its commitments.
All indicators related to MKUKUTA, including those monitored at sector level are included and
updated in TSED. This enables all stakeholders to have access to data on a wide list of indicators that
provide national, regional and district picture of change as well as changes within sectors.
Role of Sector Ministries and Institutions
The ministries use the sector TSED serves as a tool to store, access and dissemination of data
for sector performance monitoring.