Impact assessment of the use of Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bags by Pee Pee Tanzania Limited (PPTL) customers in Tanzania: lessons and opportunities 

Purpose PICS bags are hermetic crop storage bags that are designed to reduce post-harvest losses, improve the quality of stored crops, and increase the viable storage period. PICS bags were launched in East Africa in 2013. The design, manufacture and distribution of PICS bags were a part of efforts by development players to reduce post-harvest […]

Understanding character virtue (CV) formation in early childhood and the role of parental CVs and cognitions in promoting children’s CVs in the high-risk, low-income setting of Tanzania

Purpose ‘Understanding Character Virtue Formation in Early Childhood and the Role of Parental Character Virtues and Cognitions in Promoting Children’s Character Virtues in the High-risk, Low-income Setting of Tanzania’ was an in-depth pilot study that aimed to test various untested survey tools and to adapt them for low-income settings, in rural Tanzania. To implement this […]

International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES)

Purpose International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) is a household study that seeks to understand men’s attitudes and behaviours around issues of gender equality around the world. The study compares results for men with those for women in order to design interventions that can engage men in gender equality and the prevention of gender-based […]

Evaluations around payment-by-results: Tanzania baseline survey of civil servants and water committees

Purpose A payment-by-results (PbR) financing scheme supported by the Government of Tanzania and the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (formerly the UK Department for International Development) is providing targeted financial incentives to Local Government Authorities (LGAs) to expand rural water access in eligible districts of Tanzania. The objective of the PbR scheme is to […]

Improving Rural Access in Tanzania (IRAT): Impact evaluation

Purpose The Improving Rural Access in Tanzania (IRAT) programme, funded by the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, aimed to improve existing rural roads via the construction of bridges, drifts and culverts, the raising of embankments and the improvement of running surfaces on steep slopes to address specific bottlenecks. The study assessed the socioeconomic […]

Kagera Health and Development Survey (KHDS)

Purpose The Kagera Health and Development Survey (KHDS) is a longitudinal study that examines the long-term wealth dynamics of households and individuals in north-west Tanzania. It is one of the longest-running African studies of its kind. The study involves a panel of households who were originally surveyed for four rounds between 1991 and 1994, then […]

Community perceptions of natural gas operations in south-eastern Tanzania

Purpose Tanzania is currently experiencing a boom in natural gas, and the resulting gas revenues are expected to be a significant factor in the country’s economic growth. It is critical to manage the natural gas resources and associated revenues to strengthen the Tanzanian economy and to improve the well-being of its population. EDI Global’s team […]

Evaluation of Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) energy project

Purpose In 2010, only 15% of households in mainland Tanzania were connected to the electricity grid, with the rate being less than 3% for rural areas (World Bank data). Between 2008 and 2013, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) financed a large energy sector project in Tanzania. The Government of Tanzania received a grant from MCC […]

KiuFunza: experiments to improve learning outcomes in Tanzania

Purpose Tanzanian education has faced many challenges over the years, including a lack of resources and inadequate infrastructure. One critical issue is the quality of education in the country. Twaweza implemented the KiuFunza (‘thirst for learning’ in Kiswahili) programme, with the goal of improving learning outcomes. The interventions included a school grant as well as […]