Citizens’ perceptions of the economy and lived poverty

At a glance

Direction of the country: majority of Tanzanians believe the country is going in the right direction and the government is handling the economy well.

Country’s economic situation: many Tanzanians say the country’s economic situation is worse than a year ago.

Optimism about future: the number of citizens that think that things will get better has almost doubled.

Basic necessities: a growing number of Tanzanians report going without basic necessities.