The Household Budget Survey (HBS) report for 2019/2020 was released by the office of the chief government statistician (OCGS) in May painting the poverty reduction agenda on different levels, as the tool collected information pertaining to private households’ economic activities, household income and expenditure, housing characteristics and expenditure.
The HBS report argued that the 2019/20 HBS helped in evaluating Zanzibar’s performance concerning the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as regional development strategies.
Zanzibar is the semi-autonomous region of the United Republic of Tanzania, made up of two isles, Pemba
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and Unguja, inhabited by more than 1.7 million people. The archipelago is dominated by two main economic operations, agriculture and services, particularly the tourism service industry.