Child Work and Child Labor Analysis for the United Republic of Tanzania

African girl carrying water from the well, Ethiopia, Africa

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Target 8.7 calls for an end to child labor in all its forms by 2025. The latest child labor assessment for Tanzania Mainland was conducted using 2014 data and indicated that 4.2 million children aged five to 17 years (29%) were engaged in child labor, including in agriculture, mining, and domestic activities. The statistics must be updated to assess whether Tanzania is making progress.

UNICEF contracted AIR to collaborate with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the Office of the Chief Government Statistician (OCGS) of Zanzibar to develop the first integrated Child Work and Child Labor report for Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar. Using the existing data of the Integrated Labor Force Survey 2020/2021, we are assessing the latest child labor and child work statistics. We are also using this assessment to strengthen the NBS and OCGS capacity in analyzing child labor indicators through two in-person capacity building workshops and ongoing virtual support.