This report presents selected findings from Wave 4 of the Tanzania National Panel Survey (NPS) that was implemented by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Government Statistician – Zanzibar from October 2014 to November 2015.

The NPS is a national level longitudinal survey designed to provide data from the same households over time in an attempt to better track national and international development agenda, understand poverty dynamics and to evaluate policy impacts in the country.  The Fourth Wave of the NPS is a follow up on three previous waves: the first one took place between October 2008 and October 2009; the second wave was conducted between October 2010 and November 2011; and the third wave was conducted between October 2012 and November 2013. The first wave of the NPS had a sample of 3,265 households; the second wave had 3,924 households and the third wave had 5,010 households.

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