i) Qualitative Assessment of Tanzania cotton programme 2011

This was a collaborative study implemented by REPOA, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), ODI, Mzumbe University and the University of Dar es Salaam.  The objective of the study was to evaluate the Tanzania cotton programme of Gatsby Charitable Foundation using qualitative methods.

ii) Vulnerability Survey in Kilimanjaro and Ruvuma Regions 2003, 2004, and   2009

This was a three round panel survey of smallholders in Kilimanjaro and Ruvuma regions, implemented in collaboration with the World Bank and FAO. The objectives, of the study were quantitatively assess the nature and the extent of vulnerability among rural households in Tanzania with a particular focus on smallholder cash crop growers; and to explore the relative effectiveness of different strategies to mitigate household vulnerability with a particular emphasis on the potential role for market based insurance schemes such as commodity price and weather based insurance.

iii) Citizens’ Survey on Local Government Reform, October 2003, 2006 and 2009
In collaboration with the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) of Norway, three rounds of this survey have been conducted in the six local authorities of Bagamoyo DC, Iringa DC, Kilosa DC, Ilala MC, Mwanza MC and Moshi DC in support of REPOA’s popular programme on tracking and documenting local government reforms in Tanzania. In this survey, citizens from selected local governments expressed their views on the delivery of the key social services of primary education, health, rural roads, water, sanitation and agriculture extension services. Survey findings have been used in various institution and government documents notably the Poverty and Human Development Report (PHDR). 


iv) Industrial productivity, health sector performance and policy synergies for inclusive growth. This is a two country study – Tanzania and Kenya, June 2012 – November 2014
The overall objective was to investigate the scope for improved productivity, process and product innovation, and hence increased output and employment in the industrial sector supplying the health system, and the potential benefits in terms of more inclusive health care.

v) Qualitative assessment of Tanzania cotton programme 2011

This was a collaborative study implemented by REPOA, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), ODI, Mzumbe University and the University of Dar es Salaam.  The objective of the study was to evaluate the Tanzania cotton programme of Gatsby Charitable Foundation using qualitative methods.


vi) Views of the People Surveys, 2007 and 2012 for the MKUKUTA Monitoring System


These surveys were designed to act as feedback mechanisms for the Government of Tanzania regarding people’s perception of change during MKUKUTA implementation. The origin of these studies can be traced to a review of the first generation of the poverty reduction strategies in 2004 when it was noted that existing feedback mechanisms for assessing views/perceptions of people on government policies and strategies especially the rural population were inadequate. Fully integrated into the Poverty Monitoring System in Tanzania, the Views of the People Surveys provided important information used to update various MKUKUTA monitoring indicators.


vii) Changing Vulnerability to Crisis in Tanzania: Implications for Children and UNICEF Activities-Report to UNICEF Tanzania by: Alex de Waal (Team leader, consultant, Addis Ababa and Cambridge MA); Joseph Tumushabe (Research Associate, Consultant, Makerere University, Kampala); Masuma Mamdani and Blandina Kilama (REPOA), Dar es Salaam by September 2004.

viii) Pilot study on Assessment of the Impact of Implementing the Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) programme held 2006.

ix) Urban Transition in Mainland Tanzania: Building the Empirical Base for Policy Dialogue held in 2007 (collaborated with GoT and WB).

x) Midterm Review of the Country Programme of Cooperation of the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and UNICEF, 2002 – 2006 held in 2004 (collaborated with GoT and UNICEF).

xi) Production of the Poverty and Human Development Report 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009

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