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Fighting Malnutrition in Tanzania

This note, done in association with Sikika and Policy Forum shows that in 2010 another 43,000 children will die prematurely in Tanzania because they are malnourished. It argues that many of these deaths could have been prevented if Tanzania would introduce fortified flour and cooking oil. The authors estimate there would be 6,700 less child deaths per year. In addition it would bring a net annual economic benefit of Tshs 153 billion. More ...

Dar parents know little about their children's education

A survey conducted in 2010 by Uwazi at Twaweza and Datavision, with 429 randomly selected households in Dar es Salaam, revealed that parents know little about education policies and practice.

Capitation grant for education: when will it make a difference?

The capitation grant for primary education is too little to buy a minimum set of books for a pupil; has declined in value by more than 35 percent since it was introduced in 2002; and is not administered according to policy. Analysis done by Uwazi at Twaweza suggests that the capitation grant system today needs a significant overhaul before it can make a difference in education.

Dar es Salaam schools: Poor toilets, little sport.

Since 2002, the Government of Tanzania has been implementing the Primary Education Development Programme (PEDP) with two specific aims: making education more accessible and improving its quality. While significant success has been made in extending access improving quality remains a challenge. A research brief released today by Uwazi at Twaweza reveals that sanitation services in public primary school in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, leave much to be desired.

Mixed results in healthcare in Dar es Salaam

A recent survey has revealed significant short-term success in healthcare while showing that long term improvements in health outcomes still hang in the balance. Residents of Dar es Salaam who participated in the survey reflected on a range of issues on health-related practices as well as service delivery at healthcare facilities.

Are Tanzania's tax exemptions too generous?

Tanzania grants high levels of tax exemptions relative to what it collects in revenue. This raises concerns about whether the practice is justified for a country that can barely raise enough to finance its budget. Analysis in this brief shows that tax exemptions have increased sharply during the second part of this decade and suggests that Tanzania could make significant savings in revenues if it granted tax exemptions less liberally.

Dar es Salaam classrooms: Overcrowded, few books, no desks

A large e-learning conference has just opened in a modern world-class facility in Dar es Salaam, but city residents may have a long way to go before they can enjoy basic infrastructure in public schools. In a research brief released today, Uwazi at Twaweza shows that despite being closest to where policies are made, public primary schools in Dar es Salaam are in dire need of more classrooms, desks and textbooks.
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