Kizazi Kijacho –The Next Generation is a six-year research programme in Tanzania that aims to provide a better understanding of how negative influences on developmental outcomes for children under five can last a lifetime and perpetuate an intergenerational cycle of poverty and marginalisation, and to identify actionable, cost-effective, scalable and sustainable solutions to this problem.
To achieve this, the programme is collecting experimental data from a sample of 3,566 pregnant women and their children, with a focus on gaining a better understanding of developmental outcomes in the first 1,000 days of the child’s life.
Additionally, the randomised controlled trial (RCT) component is testing the effectiveness of parenting interventions delivered with the help of community health workers (CHWs), as well as its interactions with cash transfers.
The programme is led by Stockholm University and is funded primarily by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
EDI Global is supporting the programme as part of the evaluation team, within a consortium that includes the University of Chile, Stockholm University, D-tree, FAIR at the Norwegian School of Economics, and the Institute for International Economic Studies. Within this role, EDI Global is leading the data collection efforts for generating a sampling frame of eligible pregnant women, as well as for conducting the baseline and endline surveys of the RCT. This task includes verifying the ‘catchment areas’ of sampled CHWs, conducting in-person listing of eligible pregnant women and their households, developing listing and baseline sampling protocols, designing and providing oversight on the data pipeline for quality checks and monitoring, as well as preparing and training the survey teams who undertake the listing and baseline data collection activities.
The baseline survey included a series of in-person interviews with 3,566 households. In addition, EDI Global conducted further targeted surveys with health facilities on staffing and supplies, community surveys on average market prices and services available within the sampled villages, as well as phone surveys with the sampled CHWs.
EDI Global conducted a number of activities as part of the baseline survey of the Kizazi Kijacho programme in Tanzania. Achievements included the following:
pregnant women and their households, supported by local listing assistants across the study communities.
household surveys completed
Organised meetings with community leaders across 390 villages to collect data on access to and use of key facilities and services across the community.
Collected data on average prices in selected markets in 390 communities.
Completed interviews with 258 health facilities serving the study communities.
Completed phone surveys with 390 CHWs serving the study communities.
Visited 390 villages across eight districts in Tanzania’s Dodoma Region.
Visited 258 health dispensaries across eight districts in Tanzania’s Dodoma Region.