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United Republic of Tanzania

Location

  • Geographical region: Africa
  • SDG region: Sub-Saharan Africa

Area

  • Total area: 885,800 km2
  • Land use by sector: 45 % agriculture, 52 % forest and 3 % other

Population

  • Total: 58,005,463 people
  • Population density: 65 people per km2
  • Geographical distribution: 35 % lives in urban areas and 65 % lives in rural areas

Economy

  • GDP: 149,785,482,734 USD per year
  • GDP per capita: 2,660 USD per year
  • Value added by sector: 29 % from agriculture, 38 % from services and 29 % from industry
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SDG 6 snapshot in United Republic Of Tanzania

  • Drinking water

    --- % of the population in United Republic Of Tanzania use a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2020)
  • Sanitation

    26 % of the population in United Republic Of Tanzania use a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2020)
  • Hygiene

    48 % of the population in United Republic Of Tanzania have access to a basic handwashing facility (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2020)
  • Wastewater

    --- % of the household wastewater in United Republic Of Tanzania are safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2020)
  • Water quality

    85 % of water bodies covered by reporting in United Republic Of Tanzania have a good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2020)
  • Efficiency

    8 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in United Republic Of Tanzania (SDG indicator 6.4.1 on water-use efficiency, 2018)
  • Water stress

    13 % of the renewable water resources in United Republic Of Tanzania are being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2 on level of water stress, 2018)
  • Water management

    54 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management (IWRM) in United Republic Of Tanzania (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020)
  • Transboundary

    --- % of transboundary basin area in United Republic Of Tanzania have an operational agreement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2020)
  • Ecosystems

    -1.3 % is the change in spatial extent of water-related ecosystems in United Republic Of Tanzania in 2016 (compared to the baseline year period of 2001–2005), based on earth observation data (SDG indicator 6.6.1)
  • Cooperation

    234 m$ is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursed to United Republic Of Tanzania in 2019 (SDG indicator 6.a.1)
  • Participation

    + Stakeholder participation is measured through multiple indicators which are not aggregated into one overall value (SDG indicator 6.b.1)

Drinking water

6.1.1 Proportion of population using drinking water services in United Republic Of Tanzania, progress over time

6.1.1 Proportion of population using drinking water services in United Republic Of Tanzania, by service level and by location(2020)

Sanitation and hygiene

6.2.1a Proportion of population using sanitation services in United Republic Of Tanzania, progress over time

6.2.1a Proportion of population using sanitation services in United Republic Of Tanzania, by service level and by location (2020)

6.2.1b Proportion of population with handwashing facilities with soap and water at home in United Republic Of Tanzania, by service level and by location (2020)

Water quality and wastewater

6.3.1 Proportion of household wastewater treated in United Republic Of Tanzania (2020), compared to other countries in the region

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater treated in United Republic Of Tanzania, by stream (2015)

6.3.2 Proportion of water bodies with good water quality in United Republic Of Tanzania (2017-2020), compared to other countries in the region

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in United Republic Of Tanzania, per capita and by source

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 1,071 (mm/year) (2017)

Renewable water resources: 1,680 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 144 m3 per capita (2002)

Environmental flow requirements: 58 % of the renewable water resources (2017)

6.4.2 Level of water stress in United Republic Of Tanzania, change over time, compared to countries in the same region

Water withdrawal by sector in United Republic Of Tanzania, as a percentage of total water withdrawal (2002)

6.4.1 Water use efficiency (USD/m3) in United Republic Of Tanzania, progress over time, compared to other countries in the region

Water resources management

6.5.1 Degree of integrated water resources management implementation (0-100) in United Republic Of Tanzania, score by dimension (2020)

6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation (%) in United Republic Of Tanzania, by component [Year]

The “overall” SDG 6.5.2 indicator value represents the values for river and lake basins and transboundary aquifers combined. The SDG 6.5.2 indicator value can also be disaggregated into values for transboundary river and lake basins, and transboundary aquifers.

International cooperation and capacity-building

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursements (million 2017 USD) to United Republic Of Tanzania, over time

Water and sanitation-related official development assistance includes assistance for drinking-water supply, sanitation, wastewater treatment, water resources conservation, development and management, agricultural water resources, flood protection, and hydroelectric power.

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursements (million USD) to United Republic Of Tanzania, by sub-sector (2019)

Annual expenditure for drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in United Republic Of Tanzania (million USD), by source ()

Stakeholder participation

6.b.1 Procedures in law or policy for participation by users/communities and level of participation in United Republic Of Tanzania

6.b.1 Level of participation by users/communities in United Republic Of Tanzania, progress over time