Evaluation Manager for DFID Tanzania: Rural Roads and Livelihoods

2013-2018; Tanzania; DFID

Itad is evaluating two DFID programmes:

  • Improving Rural Access Programme (IRAT), which aims to improve rural roads in Tanzania in order to benefit agricultural development and to improve access to markets and basic services; and
  • Livelihood Enhancement through Agricultural Development (LEAD) programme, which aims to raise the incomes of smallholder maize and poultry farmers, particularly women, by improving farmer skills, and improving access to inputs and end markets.

These investments total £33m to be spent over five years in strengthening agricultural markets and their supporting functions. The purpose of the evaluation is to provide an assessment of the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and impact of each programme. The evaluation will use evidence from the IRAT programme to answer a number of broader evaluation questions about the conditions under which road improvements have the greatest effects, and therefore contribute to wider learning on the design of future rural roads programmes. As part of the work, Itad is providing M&E advice and quality assurance to the implementing partners.

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