SDGs Zanzibar


The post-2015 Global development agenda of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was adopted by world leaders in September 2015 during the 70th session of the UN General Assembly. The Revolutionary Government Zanzibar (RGoZ) has been committed to implementing and actively engaged in pursuing and achieving the Global 2030 Agenda of SDGs, Regional and National development agenda in order to bring the state into middle income level parallel with ending all forms of poverty and fighting with violence while ensuring that no one is left behind.

To meet the commitment of Global 2030 Agenda, more data is needed as an evidence base which enable the Zanzibar Planning Commission (ZPC) to track the progress made towards achieving the targets of MKUZA III and SDGs. Therefore, involvement of all stakeholders including the Government, private sector, civil society organizations (CSOs), and international development partners is needed to smooth the role of ZPC who is responsible for coordinating, implementing and safeguarding of SDGs.

Mainstreaming SDGs

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:

  • Domestication of SDGs indicators
  • Undertaking the assessment for availability of SDGs data reporting
  • Undertaking assessment of national capacity to produce data for SDGs reporting (public and private institutions)
  • Adaptation of metadata for SDGs indicators
  • Adoption of Advanced Data Planning Tool (ADAPT)

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.

Role of OCGS in 2030 Agenda

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.

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