Aggregating the results that arise from Sida’s investment in Tanzanian Civil Society in 2015
Sida Decentralised Evaluation
Sida Decentralised Evaluations (Sida Review)
Dr. Kate McAlpine
This study is a continuation of Sida’s efforts to understand the impact that their CSO partners are achieving in effecting change with citizens, professionals, elected officials and Tanzanian institutions. The analysis builds off the original 2014 study. The annual reports of ten organizations are analyzed, with an additional source of data being the transcripts of conversations with seven of the partners. A meta-integral framework is used to provide a structure to the analysis of different types of social impact that are being achieved. The framework seeks to understand the change in individuals’ self-concept; change in individuals’ observable behavior; change in the techno, political and socio-economic system in which the Tanzanian Government operates; and changes in people’s relationships. A grounded theory method was used to analyze the data (Glaser & Strauss, 1967). The findings reveal that the main concern that unites all of the partners is how to promote pro-social values, model responsible behavior, and actions that benefit others.