The Service Delivery Indicators (SDI) project is a bold Africa-wide initiative that tracks performance and quality of service delivery in primary schools and at health facilities across countries and over time. The SDI initiative is a partnership of the World Bank, AERC, and the African Development Bank.
REPOA implemented the Tanzania SDI survey after consultations with government and stakeholders in the health and education sectors. The project is rapidly expanding and has already been implemented in eight countries (Kenya, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda). Tanzania is the first country where SDI has been implemented twice (2010 and 2014) providing a unique opportunity to understand trends in the quality of education and health service delivery. See the 2014 SDI report.
For 2016 SDI, the work has started and as part of capacity building, short term team of 100 assistant researchers have been trained, focusing on familiarization of survey instruments, usage of instrument, and data entry protocols. This skill transfer will be a carry-over knowledge to sustainably contribute in the improvement of their independent future research endeavors. The team is currently in the field collecting data covering the all Tanzania Mainland regions, exercise expected to be concluded on 20th September 2016.