Dr. Coffi Agossou, ILO Senior Labour Statistics Specialist facilitating the session during the Intergrated Labour Force Survey (ILFS) Data Production and Management training organised by the ILO for senior officials in labour Market Information System from 12 to 16 May 2014 in Morogoro.
Participants on Intergrated Labour Force Survey training organised by the ILO from 12 to 16 May in Morogoro. Sitting from left is Dr. Coffi Agossou (ILO), Dr. Albina chuwa(DG-NBS) Flora Minja(ILO) and Sparreboom Theodoor (ILO).
ILO Officials who participated the training.
By Staff Writer, MOblog Tanzania
The government through National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is conducting its fifth Labour Force Survey this year which would foster the development of quality employment policies across the country.

Speaking to invited dignitaries during the workshop on Labour Force Data Production and Management organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Bank in Dar es Salaam today, NBS, Director General, Dr Albina Chuwa said that the survey would provide labour market information.

“ Labour Market Information which will be used in a variety of ways including macroeconomic monitoring and human resources development planning, formulating and monitoring employment policies and programs, measurement of the relationship between employment, income and other social and economic characteristics,” she said.

She said that the NBS statistics guides the government in formulating policies and programs that would respond to the national needs and mostly labour market demands.

“In this respect, NBS in collaboration with other stakeholders within and outside the country strives to provide quality data that meets the user needs at National and International levels,” she added.

Dr Chuwa noted that Labour Force Survey (ILFS) provide key labour market indicators which are used by the government to monitor and evaluate the performance of the country’s economy.

“However, due to the changes in population structure and the labour market dynamics, labour statistics from 2006 do not reflect the real status of labour market in the country; compelling the government to conduct the 2014 labour Force Survey that would provide realistic and updated labour statistics,” she said.

She further said that Tanzania like other countries is in need to explore the performance of the labour market in the economy and would help determining the weaknesses emerging in the country’s economy.
Dr Chuwa pointed out that Tanzania has made a great effort in developing the Labour Market Information System which has two modules for employers and job seekers.

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