Ref N° 392

Impact Assessment of TEA funded Projects – Science and Technology Higher Education Project

Tanzania Education Authority (TEA)
Overall project value (EUR)
€ 51 098
Origin of funding
World Bank
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
Start date
October 2011
End date
October 2012
Number of staff provided
3 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

Tanzania Education Authority (TEA) was established by Act No.8 of 2001. The Act mandates TEA to solicit and receive voluntary donations from education stakeholders and the general public in form of grants, gifts, bequests, endowments, loans or debts and use the same for the purpose of improving quality, access and equity of education at all education levels in Tanzania Mainland and higher education for Tanzania Zanzibar. Specifically, TEA is mandated with the role of managing contributions to the Education Fund by supporting Public, Faith Based, Private and Community owned schools, colleges and higher learning institutions. The expected outcome to this support is improved equitable access to quality education.

In order to assess the impact of funds provided to academic institutions, TEA is planning to conduct an Impact Assessment so as to measure the extent to which her support has helped in the improvement of quality, increase of access and equity to education in Tanzania and in the overall socio-economic development.

The specific objectives of this assignment include:

  • Measuring the effectiveness of TEA interventions;
  • Measuring social – economic changes at assisted schools, colleges and Universities, surrounding areas and the country in general that could be attributed to TEA funded educational projects.

Type of services provided

  • Establishing the extent to which key programs have achieved intended goals;
  • Determining whether changes in quality, equity and access in education are attributed to TEA interventions, or if they are a result of some other intervening factors occurring simultaneously. (external factors);
  • Determining the extent of program/project impacts variations across different groups of intended beneficiaries, regions, and over time;
  • Identification of any unintended effects of interventions, either positive or negative;
  • Validating the effectiveness of TEA programs/projects in comparison with alternative interventions;
  • Establishing the extent to which interventions have impacted respective projects and the community;
  • Preparing recommendations based on results of the evaluation that can be used for future project planning purposes.

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