SIGI Tanzania

The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Tanzania Country Study aims to improve the rights and well-being of women and girls in Tanzania and advance gender equality through the elimination of discrimination in social institutions. The purpose of the project is to build a robust evidence on gender equality focusing on social norms and practices; support national partners in strengthening national statistical and analytical capacities; and integrate the evidence into future policies targeting gender equality and women’s empowerment.

With financial support from the Embassy of Ireland in Tanzania, SIGI Tanzania is currently being implemented by the OECD Development Centre, in partnership with UN Women Tanzania and in close collaboration with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the Zanzibar Bureau of Statistics (OCGS), the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (for Mainland Tanzania), and the Ministry of Labour, Empowerment, Women and Children (for Zanzibar).

Building on the methodology and analysis of the OECD Development Centre’s SIGI, the project aims to identify, measure, and analyse gender discrimination in social institutions (formal and informal laws, social norms, attitudes and practices) in Tanzania. The project also takes into account the specificities of some regions, religious or ethnic groups, in order to adapt the SIGI’s conceptual framework to the Tanzanian specificities and needs.

Data collection will start beginning of 2020 and the results of the country study will be published by the end of 2020.