Uwazi publications from before 2013.
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Residents of Dar are unsatisfied with service delivery, have little faith in public institutions and are unaware of policies. They have far more faith in religious leaders and the President than their own MP. Some report taking action to change their circumstances, but 4 in 10 are afraid of repercussions for speaking out. All in a new brief from Uwazi at Twaweza
Do parents in Dar es Salaam act to support their child's learning process? A survey in primary schools by Uwazi and the Centre for Economic Prosperity aimed to answer this and other questions about education 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.
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.
A climate of non-disclosure pervades the sharing of basic school related information, despite policies and pronouncements to the contrary, and may be key factor undermining accountability in the quest for quality education.
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.
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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