Tanzania Overview

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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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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.

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Our Team

Tanzania

Our Team

Country Director, Tanzania

Zachary Isdahl

Zachary Isdahl is an experienced strategist, relationship builder, and team leader, with over 15 years of senior-level international experience primarily in East and Southern Africa.

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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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Research Manager

Kyu Khin Gar

Kyu Khin Gar is the 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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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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Field Manager

Gilbert Loshoock

Gilbert Loshoock is a Field Manager at the IPA Tanzania office. His central focus has been managing field logistics and field teams.

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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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Field Manager

Hilda Mbizi

Hilda Mbizi is a Field Manager at IPA Tanzania. Most recently, she has been coordinating the implementation of the Respect II project, an evaluation of conditional cash transfers to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among high-risk women in Dar es salaam.

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Country Director, Tanzania

Zachary Isdahl

Zachary Isdahl is an experienced strategist, relationship builder, and team leader, with over 15 years of senior-level international experience primarily in East and Southern Africa.

Read Full Bio

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.

Read Full Bio

Research Manager

Kyu Khin Gar

Kyu Khin Gar is the Research Manager at IPA Tanzania and leads a portfolio of research projects, spanning multiple sectors and regions.

Read Full Bio

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

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).

Read Full Bio

Field Manager

Gilbert Loshoock

Gilbert Loshoock is a Field Manager at the IPA Tanzania office. His central focus has been managing field logistics and field teams.

Read Full Bio

Research Associate

Emmanuel Makoye

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

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Field Manager

Hilda Mbizi

Hilda Mbizi is a Field Manager at IPA Tanzania. Most recently, she has been coordinating the implementation of the Respect II project, an evaluation of conditional cash transfers to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among high-risk women in Dar es salaam.

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