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East Africa Philanthropy Network;
FC and EAPN, in partnership with other stakeholders, have carried out a series of workshopsas part of the Data Strategy and Capacity Building Program in Tanzania. As a continuation of the series, a fourth workshop took place on December 6, 2017 in Dar Es Salaam. This report highlights the key outcomes and discussions of the fourth workshop in this series of workshops.
According to the Tanzania Water and Sanitation Network's 2009 national water point mapping survey,46% of all public, improved water points were non-functioning. In the Karatu District in northernTanzania, community-owned water supply organizations (COWSOs), Karatu Village Water Supply(KAVIWASU) and Endamarariek/Endabash Water Supply (ENDAWASU), experienced 39 and 34% nonrevenue water, respectively. To improve revenue collection and water supply services, the RevolutionizingRemittance Recovery in Water (R3W) project built the capacity of KAVIWASU and ENDAWASU to install and manage a prepaid water technology. Results to date show that revenues increased by 201%, downtime reduced from 1 week to less than a day, COWSOs' technical and management skills improved and there was greater customer satisfaction with the new technology.
This report uses 2013–2015 International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) data to trace Swedish aid to Tanzania to its end use. It finds that general budget support (GBS) accounted for much of Swedish aid in 2013 and 2015, but could not determine final expenditures using IATI data. In the absence of GBS, the authors could only confirm that in 2014, 28 percent of Swedish aid arrived in Tanzania, via the government and Tanzania-based organizations. A key constraint to traceability is that Sweden does not require aid implementers to report to IATI. The report recommends that Sweden encourage such reporting.
Tanzania Philanthropy Forum;
This is a summary report of key findings, conclusions and recommendations of the State of Philanthropy in Tanzania carried out between February and April 2018.The study was commissioned by Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) together with the Tanzania Philanthropy Forum (TPF), and facilitated by Strategic Connections Ltd.The overall purpose of the study was to generate data and information on the state of philanthropy in Tanzania. FCS and TPF wishes to use the study outcomes to share learning across the philanthropy sector, stimulate joint advocacy among key philanthropy actors, as well as a to guide further development of the philanthropic sector.
This report considers key trends in secondary education in particularly with respect to enrollment and domestic and aid financing from an equity perspective. While many national governments and international donors have shifted their spending from primary to secondary education since the early 2000's, it is evident that unfinished business remains in regards to primary education, with the poorest and most disadvantaged still unlikely to complete the full cycle of primary education. Even when they do, many are not learning the basics, and their chances of transitioning into secondary education is much lower then their more advantaged counterparts. In order for countries to achieve the SDG4 targets by 2030, the way in which governments and international donors disburse their resources will have a huge bearing on countries being on track to ensure no one is left behind.
The bias in catch time series data that occurs when improvements in fisheries catch reporting systems (e.g.,consideration of a previously unmonitored fishery, or region) lead to an increase in current catches without thecorresponding past catches being corrected retroactively, here called 'presentist bias' is described, and twoexamples, pertaining to Mozambique and Tanzania are given. This bias has the effect of generating catch timeseries at the aggregate that appear 'stable' or increasing when in fact catches are declining over time, withpotentially serious consequences for the assessment of the status of national fisheries, or in interpreting theglobal landings data disseminated by the FAO. The presentist bias can be compensated for by retroactive nationaldata corrections as done, e.g., through catch reconstructions.
East Africa Association of Grantmakers;
Tanzania has seen significant improvements to its national development data infrastructure in recent years. In February 2016 the country adopted an Open Data Policy aimed at increasing access to government data and promoting increased transparency and partnerships for social and economic development. Key government data has been made available for use by civil society organizations (CSOs) and the media through an open data portal. Additionally, the 2016-2021 National Development Plan includes among its key objectives the need to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets into its Monitoring and Evaluation Framework.However, existing data initiatives are largely government driven and do not take into account data from or about civil society actors. In particular, Tanzania lacks a dedicated platform and framework for collecting, sharing and analyzing data on philanthropy. In September 2015, inspired by similar initiatives in other East African Countries, the Foundation for Civil Society partnered with the East Africa Association of Grantmakers (EAAG) to form the Tanzania National Philanthropy Forum (TPF). The launch of the TPF marks an opportunity for the philanthropy community in Tanzania to come together and strengthen its voice and influence in national development processes.
As per the Global Goals (SDG 4- 4.1), Plan International has been strategically supporting girls' secondary education and working to eliminate the barriers that hinder one of the significant barriers that Plan International Tanzania identified was a lack of support for Burundian refugee girls during their menstruation. This was seen as a contributor to both girls missing several days of school per month or dropping out altogether. Female students don't have adequate facilities to wash themselves during their menstruation cycle, and that they use old clothes to stop the flow. In addition, they don't have adequate space in which to change or wash their clothes, and, because of these difficulties, they felt it too challenging to attend school during menstruation.
East Africa Association of Grantmakers;
This report highlights the key outcomes of the Building a Collective Philanthropy Data System Workshop held in Dar-Es-Salaam on April 13th 2017, the third in a series of workshops conducted over the past year in Tanzania as part of the Data Strategy and Capacity Building Program, a joint effort of East Africa Association of Grantmakers (EAAG), Tanzania National Philanthropy Forum (TPF), Foundation Center, the Foundation for Civil Society, and more than 15 Tanzanian philanthropic organizations. The program aims to strengthen the capacity of foundations and trusts to collect, analyze, and share reliable data to highlight the value of philanthropy to national development outcomes in Tanzania, facilitate philanthropic collaboration, and inform grantmaking and programmatic decisions.The most recent workshop, Building a Collective Philanthropy Data System, was held to move the program from the initial strategy development phase to implementation. The workshop sought to solidify agreements made during the first year of the program and was focused on the development of a prototype data portal for the philanthropy sector in Tanzania. The partners agreed on which data are shareable at this time and outlined a suggested structure for the data portal. Having agreement on which information to share and how to structure it was crucial at this point in the process, as it will serve as a framework for data collection and to make sure the data that will ultimately be shared is contextually relevant and applicable. Further, the partners continued to refine the strategy and agreed on partner roles and concrete next steps.
This accountability review is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2014/15. The report documents the findings from a review carried out in December 2014 which examines the degree to which Oxfam meets its own standards for accountability.The Fahamu Ongea Silikizwa (Informed, Speaking, and Heard) project was developed to respond to community awareness needs and participation in Tanzania’s constitution review processes. Oxfam has been coordinating a consortium which consists of four partners: Oxfam, Voluntary Service Overseas, Restless Development and Legal and Human Rights Centre.The review team used a participatory approach which involved a number of methods in collecting data in Morogoro, Kagera and Mbeya regions during the review. These included informant interviews (KII), focus group discussions (FGD), workshops, staff interviews and a review of existing project documentation.This assignment examined accountability to partners and communities in terms of transparency, feedback/listening and, participation - three key dimensions of Accountability for Oxfam. In addition it asked questions around partnership practices, staff attitudes, and satisfaction (how useful the project is to people and how wisely the money on this project has been spent) where appropriate.Read more about the Oxfam Effectiveness Reviews.
This evaluation is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2016/17, selected for review under the livelihoods thematic area. This report documents the findings of a quasi-experimental evaluation carried out in July 2016 that sought to assess the impact of the activities of the 'Optimizing of local chicken and sunflower smallholder producers project' in Tanzania. The project started in October 2012 and was completed in August 2015. Its overall objective was to contribute to improved production, sales and revenues from sunflower and local chicken, by providing the necessary inputs and technical advice on modern methods of farming, and forming marketing groups for these commodities for increased sales. The project was implemented in three districts - Kilosa district in Morogoro region, and Kongwa and Chamwino districts in Dodoma region. The project was intended to benefit up to 1000 households in the three districts.
Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS);
In March 2016, a Tanzanian government health official recommended that the Ministry of Health contact the Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS), a consortium of academic and research institutions working to both modernize and democratize the early detection of epidemic prone diseases in Tanzania and beyond. The year before, SACIDS, which is headquartered at Tanzania's Sokoine University of Agriculture, had launched a new project dubbed Enhancing Community-Based Disease Outbreak Detection and Response in East and Southern Africa (DODRES), funded by Skoll Global Threats Fund. A primary goal of the project: mobilize local communities to contribute to disease detection and response— and drastically improve the scope and efficiency of infectious disease surveillance in the process.