Evidence from Tanzania and Kenya
Although microfinance institutions (MFIs) are the most prominent providers of financial services to low-income people, their economic and social performance is subject to debate. How MFIs are governed is likely to affect their efficiency, outreach to the poor, sustainability, and impact on poverty alleviation. This study explores and examines the effects of the governing board on the social and financial performance of MFIs. The first phase of the study explores MFI board members’ awareness and perception of their roles and how this affected their participation in the board and their influence on it.
Geita Gold Mine, Tanzania This study assessed the contribution of Geita Gold Mine (GGM) to the livelihoods of local communities in Geita District. Specifically, it assessed the effectiveness of corporate social responsibility implementation, determined the extent to which GGM
This study assessed the targeting approaches used in social protection initiatives to improve the livelihoods of the Most Vulnerable Children (MVC). A cross-sectional study was carried out in Singida District and Singida municipality and relied on mixed methods in data collection and analysis.
Local Communities in the Uluguru Mountains Case Study This paper presents the results of research undertaken to assess the impacts of MF services on livelihoods and environmental conservation. The overall objective was to assess the effectiveness of different MF models in reducing income poverty and inducing the adoption of environmental conservation practices in local communities […]
Cultural Factors Influencing Youth Attitudes on the Use of Condoms in Fighting Against HIV Infection in Tanzania
This study investigates the relationship between cultural factors and youth attitudes and the implication of this relationship for the use of condoms in preventing HIV infection. The study employs questionnaires and focus group discussions to collect information from three districts, namely Ludewa in Njombe Region, Muleba in Kagera Region, and Handeni in Tanga Region.