SDGs have been mainstreamed in the National development plans namely Zanzibar Vision 2020 which is implemented through successive short-term plans of five years period. Therefore, implementation of SDGs is realized through implementation of these short term plans currently known as MKUZA III.
Several efforts have been undertaken for mainstreaming the SDGs including:
Currently, Zanzibar adopt 190 SDGs indicators whereby 156 indicators don’t have baseline data yet and 34 indicators have at least baseline data but not in the required disaggregation level. OCGS with the support of UNDP realized that there is no data for monitoring SDGs from Private Sectors while for Government Entities data are not uniform and have a number of shortcomings including lack of proper data collection tools. Also, under the support of UNFPA, OCGS adapted metadata for 78 SDGs indicators and succeeded to improve the metadata for MKUZA III and have been already entered in the Advanced Data Planning Tool for mapping process. These will results to data roadmap for SDGs monitoring.
Office of the Chief Government Statistician (OCGS) as a custodian of official statistics, play an important role of providing all required data for monitoring Global 2030 Agenda of SDGs, Regional and National development agenda. Therefore, this role of OCGS is key in the realization of these Development Agendas. OCGS realizes this fact and is putting more efforts on strengthening the statistical system in order to get the accurate and timely data which inform both National and Global Agenda.