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A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
CIA World Factbook - Tanzania
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
FAO and the United Republic of Tanzania
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of map
Human Development Report on Tanzania
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.
IAEA - Tanzania
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
IEA - Tanzania
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
ITC - Tanzania
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
OHCHR - United Republic of Tanzania
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).
UNESCO Worldwide - United Republic of Tanzania
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - United Republic of Tanzania
Country profile, news and links to related projects and websites.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - United Republic of Tanzania
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Office Dar es Salaam
Cluster Office to Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles and United Republic of Tanzania in the Eastern Africa Cluster.
- UNESCO World Heritage - United Republic of Tanzania
Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
UNData - United Republic of Tanzania
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.
United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - United Republic of Tanzania
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
U.S. Commercial Service - Eastern Africa
Regional profile about doing business in Eastern Africa (Burundi, Central Africa Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda) by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.
U.S. Department of Energy - Tanzania
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration on production and consumption of energy resources.
U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Tanzania
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
Central Bank of the United Republic of Tanzania
Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania
Ministry of Finance
National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)
Parliament of Tanzania
Prime Minister's Office
- International Area Studies Africa/Middle East CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Africa and the Middle East.
- International Area Studies General CU
Collection of general databases from the University of Colorado covering international issues.
- International Area Studies Statistics CU
Collection of international statistics databases from the University of Colorado.
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room.
- National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
Crisis Group provides analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation.
- CrisisWatch Database
Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (often under 20 pages) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Tanzania" as the search term.
Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Tanzania
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.
Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions.
Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.
Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."
Human Rights Watch - Tanzania and Zanzibar
News and reports related to human rights.
LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.
UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.
U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Tanzania
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Tanzania.
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.
Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
Projects, strategy papers, and information about Tanzania and the ADB.
The main objectives of the AU are "to promote unity and solidarity among African States, to coordinate and intensify cooperation for development, to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Member States, and to promote international cooperation within the framework of the United Nations."
Commonwealth of Nations - United Republic of Tanzania
"The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding and world peace. The Commonwealth's 2 billion citizens, about 30 per cent of the world's population, are drawn from the broadest range of faiths, races, cultures and traditions."
Delegation of the European Commission in Tanzania
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.
Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Tanzania in the United States.
Embassy of the United States in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Tanzania.
EU Relations with Tanzania
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Tanzania.
G-77 at the United Nations
The Group of 77 is an intergovernmental organization of developing states in the UN. It provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development. There are now 130 member states (including Tanzania), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
IMF - Tanzania
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
IRIN Humanitarian Profile - United Republic of Tanzania
IRIN (Integrated Regional Information Networks), part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news and analysis about sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia for the humanitarian community.
New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
NEPAD is a strategy for sustainable development and poverty reduction in Africa.
Permanent Mission of United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations
Web site of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
ReliefWeb - Tanzania
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.
Southern African Development Community (SADC)
SADC is an intergovernmental organization. that promotes economic well-being, improvement of the standards of living and quality of life, freedom and social justice, and peace and security among the 14 southern African member states.
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Tanzania from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tanzania
UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention.
United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Tanzania
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
USAID - Tanzania
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs in Tanzania.
- USAID - East Africa - Tanzania
- USAID - East Africa
USAID Assistance in Eastern Africa (Burundi, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia).
U.S.-Tanzanian relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
World Bank - Tanzania
World Bank data, projects, and research in Tanzania.
World Food Programme - Tanzania
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.
World Trade Organization - Tanzania
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
USAID Health: HIV/AIDS - Tanzania
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS programs in Tanzania.
WHO - United Republic of Tanzania
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Tanzania from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:
|Electronic Resources||Print and Electronic Resources|
|Tanzania and econom*||Tanzania and econom*|
|Tanzania and histor*||Tanzania and histor*|
|Tanzania and politic*||Tanzania and politic*|
(government publications only)
(government publications only)
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