Supporting the Baseline Analysis and Research Design of Tuwekeze Pamoja

Working Together to Give Children in Tanzania a Better Start

GCRF Funding Cycle

Principal Investigator
Margaret Leighton

Economics and Finance

ODA countries

Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 4

Early childhood care, development and pre-primary education has brought a researcher from the School of Economics & Finance to partner with Save the Children on an intervention designed and implemented by the Tanzanian charity called Tuwekeze Pamoja (Bringing Together).

Tuwekeze Pamoja promotes early childhood development by simultaneously tackling some of the early-life setbacks that prevent children from reaching their full potential. It aims to improve children’s learning outcomes by providing support for girls and boys from conception to eight years old. It is focused on the rural poor in the Songwe region of Tanzania, especially the most marginalised children and families, and seeks to address the chronic prevalence of violence experienced by children in Tanzania. The researcher allows for rigorous evaluation of the intervention to test and generate learning about how interventions can effectively be delivered in low-resource contexts, such as rural Tanzania, to support children’s development and early learning.