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Quality of Education Reforms: The Case of HakiElimu’s Campaign of 2005-2007

Between 2004 and 2007 Tanzania made significant strides in increasing school enrollment, particularly in primary school. However, there were questions about the quality of education the country’s schools were providing children. Civil society organization, HakiElimu, uses budget analysis and advocacy to improve education for all of Tanzania’s children.

When developing its Programme Strategy for 2004-2007, HakiElimu noted improvements in enrollment levels, but identified a lack of attention to education quality. Based on these concerns, it crafted and implemented a campaign that led to significant improvements in Tanzania’s schools.

However, enrollment was not the only problem in the education sector. HakiElimu’s concerns about education quality drove it to partner with the Tanzania Teachers’ Union to survey teachers on their living and working conditions.  The resulting report, The Living and Working Conditions of Teachers in Tanzania (2004), highlighted three major issues: low morale due to low pay, poor quality of teachers, and poor working environments.  This resource discusses the report, HakiElimu’s campaigns, their methods and results.

Uploaded on: Dec 18, 2015
Year Published: 2007

Resource Tags

Resource Type: Impact Evidence Issues: Children's Rights, Community Organizing, Education, Policy Advocacy Tool Type: Reports / Research Method: Promoting Citizens' Participation in Governance Languages: English Regions: Tanzania Nature of Impact: Change in institutional / government practice, Citizen Action & Participation Institutions Engaged: Media, NGOs, President / Cabinet, Service Delivery Agencies Evaluation Method: Interviews