Tanzania Overview

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A person using a transaction book in Uganda. © 2013 Will Boase

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Measuring the True Cost of Digital Transactions in Tanzania

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The price of digital financial services (DFS) can be an obstacle to its adoption and regular use, particularly in low-and-middle income countries (LMIC). In Tanzania Innovations for Poverty Actions (IPA) is developing a transaction cost index (TCI) to measure the monetary and non-monetary costs of conducting DFS transactions. IPA researchers will test four methods to determine the most cost-effective way to accurately calculate real transaction costs. Results will include a report with the costs of different mobile money transactions and a cost-effectiveness analysis of the different methodologies tested. IPA researchers hope to then scale this index to other contexts.

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A photo of a black and silver radio on a brown wooden table. © 2020 Nacho Carretero Molero on Unsplash

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Mass Media Experiments to Reduce Violence Against Women in Tanzania

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Women across the world face systemic challenges to their health and safety, including intimate partner violence, sexual violence, forced marriage, and disempowerment within the household. One potential way to counter these issues is through media messaging that is designed to change people’s attitudes and behavior. Building on an earlier study in Uganda, researchers are working with Innovations for Poverty Action to measure the impact of radio programming on gender-related attitudes and behaviors.

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Policy Impact

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Financial Inclusion

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Through collaborations with key stakeholders such as the Bank of Tanzania and BRAC as well as memberships in the national Tanzania Financial Technical Working Group and other technical committees, IPA is working to shape current and future financial inclusion policy in Tanzania.

 

Early Childhood

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In partnership with the IRC, IPA Tanzania has led a project to enhance and expand multi-generational early childhood development programming and policymaking in humanitarian settings through increased access to and visibility of relevant evidence.

In this image:A photo of the IPA Tanzania team. © 2022 IPA Tanzania
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Our Team

Tanzania

Our Team

Applied Research & Methods (ARM) Group Affiliate | Deputy Country Director, Tanzania

Kyu Khin Gar

Kyu Khin Gar is the Deputy Country Director at IPA Tanzania and leads a portfolio of research projects, spanning multiple sectors and regions. He worked as a Research Coordinator at IPA Myanmar where he supervised all phases of research implementation on projects involving agricultural value chains, COVID-19 responses, gender-based violence, and social cohesion.

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Associate Research Manager

Furaha Abwe

Dr. Furaha Abwe is the Associate Research Manager at IPA Tanzania and leads a portfolio of research projects, spanning multiple sectors and regions.

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Senior Data Officer

Jimmy Jairo

Jimmy is a Senior Data Officer at IPA Tanzania, where his role includes: programming data collection instruments for computer-aided interviews (CAI using ODK/Survey CTO) to project specifications; monitoring projects for compliance with standards for data collection; and more.

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Senior Project Manager

Agathamarie John

Agathamarie John is the Senior Project Manager for the Tanzania Affordable Digital Finance Research Initiative (TADFRI).

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Research Associate

Veronica Kakengi

Veronica is a Research Associate on the Monitoring the Cost of Domestic Payment project at IPA Tanzania. Prior to this position, she worked as a Data Consultant at Extent Corporate Advisory (ECA).

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Research Associate

Emmanuel Makoye

Emmanuel is a Research Associate on the E-Savings project at IPA-Tanzania.

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Senior Finance and Operations Manager

Charles Mgoya

Charles Mgoya oversees IPA Tanzania’s operations and finance and accounting initiatives. He has a passion for systems development and careful financial and operational management.

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Office Assistant

Agness Mnyamili

Agness Mnyamili is an Office Assistant at IPA Tanzania, providing administrative support to ensure efficient office operation, including a variety of tasks related to organizing, communicating, and supporting the finance, operations, and research teams.

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Applied Research & Methods (ARM) Group Affiliate | Deputy Country Director, Tanzania

Kyu Khin Gar

Kyu Khin Gar is the Deputy Country Director at IPA Tanzania and leads a portfolio of research projects, spanning multiple sectors and regions. He worked as a Research Coordinator at IPA Myanmar where he supervised all phases of research implementation on projects involving agricultural value chains, COVID-19 responses, gender-based violence, and social cohesion.

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Associate Research Manager

Furaha Abwe

Dr. Furaha Abwe is the Associate Research Manager at IPA Tanzania and leads a portfolio of research projects, spanning multiple sectors and regions.

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Senior Data Officer

Jimmy Jairo

Jimmy is a Senior Data Officer at IPA Tanzania, where his role includes: programming data collection instruments for computer-aided interviews (CAI using ODK/Survey CTO) to project specifications; monitoring projects for compliance with standards for data collection; and more.

Read Full Bio

Senior Project Manager

Agathamarie John

Agathamarie John is the Senior Project Manager for the Tanzania Affordable Digital Finance Research Initiative (TADFRI).

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Research Associate

Veronica Kakengi

Veronica is a Research Associate on the Monitoring the Cost of Domestic Payment project at IPA Tanzania. Prior to this position, she worked as a Data Consultant at Extent Corporate Advisory (ECA).

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Research Associate

Emmanuel Makoye

Emmanuel is a Research Associate on the E-Savings project at IPA-Tanzania.

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Senior Finance and Operations Manager

Charles Mgoya

Charles Mgoya oversees IPA Tanzania’s operations and finance and accounting initiatives. He has a passion for systems development and careful financial and operational management.

Read Full Bio

Office Assistant

Agness Mnyamili

Agness Mnyamili is an Office Assistant at IPA Tanzania, providing administrative support to ensure efficient office operation, including a variety of tasks related to organizing, communicating, and supporting the finance, operations, and research teams.

Read Full Bio