i) National Input Voucher Scheme (NAIVS), Baseline – 2010, First round and a follow up 2012, The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, World Bank and the University of California at Berkeley
This project aimed to assess the impact of the National Agricultural Input Voucher Systems. This project was implemented as a panel survey. The baseline survey was conducted in 2010-11 and had a sample size of 2000 household. Additional modules in round 2 included a gender specific component, seeking to investigate the impact of NAIVS on female headed households; this made the total sample size for the follow up to be 2514 households.
ii) Baseline Survey on Purchase for Progress Programme (P4P), 2010 and follow up survey 2012 _The World Food Programme (WFP)
REPOA was contracted to undertake a baseline survey. The purpose of the survey was to understand the current socio-economic status of the communities within the pilot districts, against which the impact assessment was be made in the future. REPOA implemented both the baseline and a repeat survey in 2010 and 2012, respectively, in fourteen districts.
iii) Study on the manufacturing industry Sept 2011, The Ministry of Industry and Trade
The main objective is to explain the discrepancy between manufacturing exports and manufacturing performance.
iv) Delivering Service Indicators in Education and Health Surveys, 2010, for the Hewlett-Foundation, Africa Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and World Bank
This survey sought to enhance effective and active monitoring and evaluation of the delivery of primary health and education in Tanzania. Carried out in 20 local districts in Tanzania, this survey provided invaluable monitoring information for citizens, service providers and policymakers. A final report dissemination event is scheduled for 30th November 2011.
v) Baseline Survey on Sugar Reform Accompanying Measures, 2009.
Following the reforms in the sugar sector it was expected to have positive and negative impacts to small-scale sugar cane producers, in the short term. The European Union, through the Sugar Board of Tanzania (SBT), initiated programmes aimed at addressing the short-term negative impacts. The SBT commissioned REPOA to undertake a baseline survey before the programmes were implemented. The baseline survey was conducted in the five areas where sugar is produced. These are Kilombero and Mtibwa in the Morogoro region, Kagera in the Kagera region, TPC in the Kilimanjaro region, and Zanzibar. The survey took place in November 2009 and the report informed the reforms that have continued to date in the sector.
vi) The Political-economy of Property Tax Collection in Tanzania 2011
REPOA was commissioned by the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex to undertake the study on the political economy of property tax collection in Tanzania. The objective of this study was to assess the experiences of Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) collection of property taxes on behalf of the municipalities in Ilala, Temeke and Kinondoni municipalities, in order to inform subsequent reform efforts by policymakers and to contribute to the knowledge base on the political economy of property tax reform. Previously, tax administration and collection was under the municipal authorities as is the case in most other East African countries.
vii) Baseline Study on Resource Allocation, Support Structures and Community Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice towards Caring of Young Children, Moshi Rural 2010
The project was commissioned by the Children in Cross-Fire (CiC). The purpose of the project was to develop a baseline on the community attitudes and practice towards caring of young children and early childhood services as well as defining the structures that support them in Moshi Rural District.
viii) Baseline and Attitude Surveys on the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Tanzania, 2003 and 2007/8 for the International Labour Organization
This survey was commissioned by the ILO as part of implementation of the Time Bound component of the Convention 182, aiming at addressing the root cause of the worst forms of child labour (WFCL), and to link actions against WFCL to the national development effort. The baseline survey attempted to examine the existence, nature and the extent of the WFCL in eleven districts, namely Kinondoni, Temeke, Iringa Rural, Mufindi, Urambo, Simanjiro, Ilala, Arumeru, Arusha Urban, Iramba, and Kondoa. The study examined working conditions of children, their characteristics and the characteristics of families and communities in which they come from. The survey focused on commercial sex, commercial agriculture, domestic worker, mining and street vending. One of the key findings of this study was that worst forms of child labour exist in more sectors other than those identified. This led to another baseline survey in the fishing sector in five districts in 2007/8 in Ilemela, Kilwa, Lindi, Unguja North A and Micheweni.
ix) Baseline Survey on Solid Waste Management, 2005
This survey was commissioned by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and aimed at obtaining baseline data for impact assessment of its project on solid waste management, whose purpose is to promote Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to help local governments to address the twin challenge of creating jobs for the poor while ensuring adequate basic infrastructure and service provision. The study involved the use of structured questionnaires and interview with knowledgeable informants.
x) Policy and Service Satisfaction Survey (PSSS), 2003
This survey was commissioned by the Research and Analysis Working Group of the National Poverty Monitoring System. It aimed at gauging the perception of the people on the impact of public policies, in particularly the poverty reduction strategies and public service delivery on economic growth, household welfare, and other micro level outcomes. It involved a random survey of 3,000 households in the country using structured questionnaires.
xi) Poverty Mapping, 2004-05
This assignment was commissioned by the Research and Analysis Working Group of the National Poverty Monitoring System. It was aimed at providing poverty estimates at district and sub district level, on recognition that survey data tends to provide this information at high aggregate levels (at best regional level), whereas for policy purposes estimates at lower levels (district and sub district level) are needed. Poverty mapping applies econometric techniques that are able to overcome the current lack of desegregation of welfare indicators obtained from household surveys by combining survey with census data. Generated welfare information was then depicted on a map providing a spatial poverty profile.
xii) Developing Framework for Downward Accountability in Local Government Authorities (LGAs), 2006/07
This study was commissioned by the Prime Minister’s Office –Regional Administration and Local Government (PMO-RALG) with the aim of informing continued implementation of the reforms in local governance, with emphasis on the practical mechanisms required to strengthen downward accountability, ensuring that information flow freely both ways between the stakeholders, and enabling civil society to track public expenditure. It built on the efforts and outcomes of the ongoing reforms this far, and proposed a national framework for downward accountability based on experiences of implementing reforms and contextual factors on the ground.
xiii) A Concept Paper on Using Public Expenditure Tracking to Strengthen Downward Accountability in LGAs, 2006/7
This concept paper provided background and context of PETS in Tanzania, drawing a contrasting experience from successful PETS done in Uganda and how it has evolved in Tanzania. It also sought to review attempts done by Tanzanian civil society to use PETS methodologies, highlighting lessons from the various experiences of using PETS, and to recommend options for applying tracking surveys at LGA level to promote downward and horizontal societal accountability, including the roles to be played by key actors, namely local authorities, elected officials, and civil society organizations. It also outlined the critical success factors for successful PETS.
xiv) Pro-poor Expenditure Tracking 2001, 2004 and 2009 for the PER Working Group, Ministry of Finance, Dar es Salaam
This assignment involved tracking government funds from the central level to beneficiaries at the facility level. In 2001 the sectors involved were education, health, and water. For the 2004, the sector was education while energy provided the focus in 2009. In carrying out these assignments, leakages and their possible causes at different levels were identified and whenever possible suggestions to remedy the problem were given.
xv) The study on Official Development Assistance (ODA) Flow to Africa 2011
This study was commissioned by UNECA to examine the extent to which the commitment by G8 countries to scale up ODA to Africa has been met and also to determine the use and effectiveness of such resources.
xvi) Mapping national policies, strategies, programmes and institutions for rural employment and decent work 2011
REPOA was commissioned by FAO to undertake a study on mapping national policies, strategies, programmes and institutions for rural employment and decent work, targeting women, youth, child labour and migrant workers. Data was collected in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar in May 2011.
xvii) Assessing Policies, Programmes and Plans for Employment and Decent Work outcomes 2011
This study was commissioned by ILO to pilot the implementation of the United Nations Chief Executive Board Toolkit for mainstreaming Employment and Decent Work in 8 Ministries with a view to promote job creation and decent work to enhance productivity, economic growth and poverty reduction. The pilot was carried out from January to February 2011, involved among others, building capacity and assessing 31 Government policies, programmes and plans for employment and decent work outcomes. Based on assessment results, a prototype UN CEB Toolkit has been developed and its diagnostic checklist of questions revised and harmonized and adapted to the Tanzanian context.
xviii) Survey of services delivered by the central government in Tanzania (June – September 2012), The President’s Office Public Service Management
The objective of this assignment was to assess the degree to which citizens and actual users of services are satisfied with access to, the quality of and the level of corruption encountered in accessing services delivered by the higher education scholarship scheme provided by the Ministry of Education, health services provided by Muhimbili and two other Regional hospitals (Sekoutoure in Mwanza and Mount Meru), business registration service provided by BRELA, land registration and records information service provided by the Ministry of Lands, police charge room services provided by the Police, and water supply services provided by agencies of the Ministry of Water.
xix) Capacity assessment for legal Sector Actors in Zanzibar (April-Sept,2012), The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Zanzibar
The overall objectives was to assess the level of capacity assets and the capacity needs of the justice agencies in relation to institutions environmental, institutions technical capacity in the administration of justice, institutions administrative capacity, Institutions financial management capacity and institutional material.
xx) Needs and Obstacle Assessment of the Justice Sector in Zanzibar (April- Sept,2012, The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Zanzibar
The overall objective was to provide a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the “needs of justice” from the demand side of justice in Zanzibar.
xxi) Preparation of Guidelines for Anti-Corruption Action Plans by Local Government Authorities, 2004, for the Local Government Reform Programme
This assignment was part of the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy and Action Plan, and provided guidance to Local Government Authorities on how to prepare their own anti-corruption plans of action.
xxii) Study on Understanding Patterns of Accountability in Tanzania (the Drivers of Change), 2005
In collaboration with the UK’s Oxford Policy Management (OPM) and Norway’s Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), REPOA was commissioned by DFID to undertake a study on understanding patterns of accountability in Tanzania. The study investigated accountability relationships between political and administrative power holders and the citizens whom they serve. It explored the values and incentives of politicians and the structure of power relations, in particular with respect to the budget allocation process. The study involved desk review of relevant documents and interviews with selected Members of Parliament and Government Officials in the relevant ministries.