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  • Client: Development Gateway
    Assignment: Conduct semi-structured qualitative interviews of Government and donor staff in the health and agricultural
    Expertise: Survey

    Description:

    DataVision was subcontracted by Development Gateway to undertake a semi-structured interviews and donor staff in the health and agricultural sectors in the chosen regions, districts and divisions in Tanzania.


    DataVision carried out an approximated of 150 interviews in the selected Regions, Divisions and Districts of planning staff, agricultural and health staff; agricultural and health line Ministry staff and staff associated with donor and private foundation programs and some CSOs.


  • Client: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
    Assignment: National EGRA, EGMA and SSME Data Collection on 3R
    Expertise: Tablet Assisted Personal Interviewing

    Description:

    DataVision was subcontracted by RTI on a USAID funded to conduct a Tablet Assisted Personal Intrvewing on Grade 3 Students in 25 Regions including Zanzibar . The interviews involve Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA), Early Grade Mathematics Assessment (EGMA) and Snapshot of School Management Effectiveness (SSME). 


  • Client: Population Services International (PSI)
    Assignment: Client Exit interviews for the Private Sector malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test project
    Expertise: Tablet Assisted Personal Interviewing

    Description:

    DataVision has been contracted by PSI to undertake the  Client Exit interviews for the Private Sector malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test project.  The primary objective of the exit interview study is to assess the quality of care provided to patients who seek treatment for febrile illness from participating facilities. Through exit interviews the project will monitor i) the proportion of suspected malaria cases that are tested with RDT; and ii) the proportion of cases testing positive by RDT that receive an appropriate antimalarial treatment. The secondary objectives of the exit interviews are to assess: client informed demand for RDTs; provider adherence to recommended retail prices for RDT services; and provider choice between existing microscopy services (where they exist) and new RDT services for testing clients.
     

    The project deployed the Tikiti Software  which deploys Tablet Assisted Personal Interviewing (TAPI) enabling the project to take place in the most accurate and efficient wat possble.


  • Client: World Bank
    Assignment: Zanzibar Improving Students' Prospects (ZISP) Data Collection
    Expertise: Tablet Assisted Personal Interviewing

    Description:

    DataVision International in collabaoration with the World Bank has been contracted to undertake the Data Collection project under Zanzibar Improving Students' Prospects (ZISP) on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT) Zanzibar.
     

    Data Collection covered the following elements:
     

    1. Literac and Numeracy competencies of students at different grades;
    2. Information about school functioning;
    3. Information about schhool resourcing;
    4. Teachers' competencies;
    5. Teachers' practices; and
    6. Teachers' perceptions
     

    The project deployed our inhouse CAPI Software - Tikiti to colect data from the respondents and allow the stakeholders to monitor and evaluate the data collection process in real-time from a dedicated web interface.


  • Client: Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)
    Assignment: School Readiness Assessment (SRA) Paperless Data Collection
    Expertise: Tablet Assisted Personal Interviewing

    Description:

    Aga Khan Foundation contracted DataVision to conduct the School Readiness Assessment for pre-schoolers in Lindi, Tanzania. DataVision was responsible in undertaking th DataCollection Services using Tablets (TAPI) in a total of 40 Schools within the region. The scope of work is as follows:

    - 300 students to be interviewed in three districts of Lindi region
    - 40 schools total, 20 SESEA schools, 20 non-SESEA schools
    - 10 to be students interviewed in each of SESEA schools, 5 students to be interviewed in non-SESEA schools


  • Client: World Bank
    Assignment: Implementation of the Tanzania Firm-level Skills Survey 2015 (TZSS 2015)
    Expertise: Tablet Assisted Personal Interviewing

    Description:

    The World Bank Group has contracted DataVision to undertake the TANZANIA FIRM-LEVEL SKILL SURVEY 2015 (TZSS) to study the experience of private sector in Tanzania with regards to the labor market issues to achieve the snapshot of the skill profile of private firms, assessing the skill needs and constraints of the country's private sector and stimulate policy discussion on issues of skills and training.

    The objective of this survey is to provide a baseline of the skills profile of the Tanzanian private sector and to understand the demand and shortages of skills faced by firms in sectors of high growth potential for Tanzania. The findings of the study will inform policy discussions regarding the link between education and training systems and the skills needs of the private sector in the country.

    The project conducted the survey using the Tablet Assisted Personal Interviewing (TAPI) method to interview a total of 390 entities from specified sectors within 5 regions in Tanzania.


  • Client: United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA)
    Assignment: Provision of Consultancy Services for Survey on Contraceptives in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.
    Expertise: Survey

    Description:

    DataVision has been contracted by UNFPA Tanzania through the Global Programme to enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security (GPRHCS), to conduct survey on the availability and stock-out of contraceptives and maternal health medicines.  The focus of the survey was on three outcome indicators in the monitoring and evaluation framework of the GPRHCS which focused on a) Service Delivery Points (SDPs) offering at least three modern methods of contraceptives; b) 7 life-saving maternal/RH medicines (Magnesium Sulphate and Oxytocin plus any other five) from the WHO list available in all facilities providing delivery services; c) ‘no stock outs’ of contraceptives within last 6 months.

     

    The survey has been expanded to focus on availability of three modern contraceptive methods at primary service delivery points, and five modern contraceptive methods at both secondary and tertiary service delivery points in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.


  • Client: Population Services International (PSI)
    Assignment: Provision of Consultancy Services for Exit Interview Study in Mbeya, Morogoro and Tanga Regions.
    Expertise: Tablet Assisted Personal Interviewing

    Description:

    DataVision has been contracted by PSI Tanzania to conduct Exit Interview Studies seek primarily to monitor the project’s expected public health impact, in addition to its market impact at the retail level in eleven Districts of Mbeya, Morogoro and Tanga regions. The potential for public health impact will be measured by considering the project’s impact on quality of care provided by participating facilities and outlets. The specific objective of this quality of care research component is to assess the quality of care provided to patients who seek treatment for febrile illness from participating private sector outlets and facilities in terms of:

    i)             The proportion of suspected malaria cases that are tested with mRDT

    ii)           The proportion of cases testing positive by mRDT that receive an appropriate antimalarial treatment.


  • Client: DKT International
    Assignment: National Contraceptive Market Research
    Expertise: Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing

    Description:

    DataVision has been contracted by DKT International to undertake a National Contraceptive Market Research in Tanzania. The project involves planning, developing a survey instruments and updating the web-based survey system. There was a total of 2000 participants who were interviewed by our team.
     

    This process was the followed by data processing, analysis and report writing prior the dissemination of the analyzed results on the media and product launching event (s)


  • Client: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
    Assignment: EGMA, EGRA, and WASH Inventory survey in Mbeya, Iringa and Njombe
    Expertise: Tablet Assisted Personal Interviewing

    Description:

    Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International, a U.S not-for-profit organization and DataVision International, a Tanzanian consultancy firm have partnered  to undertake a job contracted by UNICEF to conduct EGRA, EGMA, WASH, Teacher Questionnaire, Classroom Observation, Head Teacher Questionnaire, and life skills assessment in three regions of Tanzania - Mbeya, Iringa, and Njombe. The training and full field data collection for the assignment started on 6th October – 21st November in Iringa, Mbeya and Njombe regions.


    The project used paperless approach towards Data Collecton engaging Tablets with an application which is designed to allow questionnaires to be uploaded into it prior to the surveys. Click here to view the visual illustration.


  • Client: Farm Radio International
    Assignment: Data Call Centre Implementation
    Expertise: Off-the-Shelf Solutions

    Description:

    Farm Radio International contracted DataVision International to conduct a Survey about Paza Sauti Campaign across Tanzania using the Data Call Centre. The assignment involves interviewing more than 750 farmers in all regions of Tanzania to assess the possibilities surrounding smallholder farmer's access to markets in Tanzania.


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  • Client: John Hopkins University
    Assignment: Provision of Consultancy Services for Evaluation Of Wazazi Nipendeni Campaign In Tanzania
    Expertise: Tablet Assisted Personal Interviewing

    Description:

    DataVision was contracted by Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs t o conduct a quantitative assessment on the impact of BCC interventions for a campaign in Tanzania aimed at improving maternal and neonatal outcomes. A cross-sectional quantitative clinic exit interview study design was used in this evaluation. Study participants were 18 years and above in five regions in Tanzania.

    The system utilized web and mobile technologies such as SMS and Tablet/Android applications to collect data from primary sources using two weeks as agreed within the contract.


  • Client: Department For International Development (DFID)
    Assignment: Primary Schools Books and Desks Delivery Monitoring fro DFID's BAE Radar Change
    Expertise: Tablet Assisted Personal Interviewing

    Description:

    DataVision was contracted by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) to offer services of tracking and monitoring for the delivery of books and desks purchased by fund that were available after the price paid by Tanzania government to purchase Radar system from BAE, UK.

    The assignment involved the development of a web-based monitoring system to track the delivery of school materials and be able to generate resuts that can assist stakeholders in education sector to easily monitor progress.

    The system utilized a mix approaches of web and mobile technologies (Shortcode or Tablet based/ Android applications) in the collect data from primary schools which included physical visits to districts sampled schools or remote feedback


  • Client: Switchboard USA
    Assignment: Mobile Phone Survey for the MOHSW and Switchboard USA
    Expertise: Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing

    Description:

    Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) and Switchboard USA collaboratively contracted DataVision to conduct thee baseline and evaluation survey for the Medical Professionals across Tanzania using Data Call Centre.

    The assignment involved interviewint more than 600 medical personnel in all regions of Tanzania to assess the possibilities of using mobile phone technologies to improve health care and delivery. 


  • Client: Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)
    Assignment: Implementation of the Strengthening Education Systems in East Africa (SESEA) Baseline Survey
    Expertise: Tablet Assisted Personal Interviewing

    Description:

    DataVision International has assisted implementation of the Strengthening Education Systems in East Africa (SESEA) Baseline Survey in the districts of Lindi rural, Kilwa and Nachingwea in Lindi region. SESEA is a five year project co-funded by CIDA and AKF aiming to sustainably improve learning outcomes, with a particular focus on literacy and numeracy, for pre-primary and primary students in target areas of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
     

    The baseline was meant to provide the Aga Khan Foundation the current snapshot of the statistical indicators in line with project targets in the selected districts. The baseline utilized nationally approved standardized Snapshot of School Management Effectiveness (SSME) and Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) & Early Grade Mathematics Assessment (EGMA) tools. Field assesors from DataVision deployed an electronic data collection approach using tablets.

    Upon completion, 2700 teachers’ interviews and students’ assessments were conducted in more than 150 pre and primary schools in the site area.


     


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  • Client: Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF)
    Assignment: Computerization of the Monitoring and Evaluation System
    Expertise: Monitoring and Evaluation

    Description:
    Through the funding of the World Bank, DataVision was contracted by TASAF to offer consulting services to design, develop and install an integrated M&E evaluation system comprising of independent databases for the projects undertaken by the Fund in Tanzania Districts (i.e. PWP, CDI and IEC). 

    The tasks also included system documentation and training.

  • Client: World Food Program (WFP)
    Assignment: Computerization of the Monitoring and Evaluation system
    Expertise: Monitoring and Evaluation

    Description:
    DataVision was contracted to study the management and reporting systems for the Food for Work, School Feeding and HIV/AIDS programmes; propose amendments in line with the newly adopted reporting requirements, design and develop integrated LAN based M&E system comprising of independent databases for each programme, install the system at client’s site, document the system and train the staff.

  • Client: World Bank
    Assignment: Second Phase of Tanzania Ministry of Energy and Minerals’ Sustainable Solar Market Packages (SSMP) Project
    Expertise: Survey

    Description:
    DataVision has been contracted by World Bank through Ministry of Energy and Minerals as a single source to carry out data collection and analysis from five regions of Tanzania mainland namely Ruvuma, Tabora, Shinyanga, Kagera and Tabora.The data collection, which lasted for six months, involved conducted interviews in rural villages where the number of villages covered for each district were : Tunduru (82), Namtumbo (41), Kasulu (103), Kibondo (68), Chato (27), Biharamulo (48), Sikonge (38) and Bukombe (48). 

    The survey involved performing market assessment and demand creation for Sustainable Solar Market Packages (SSMP) projects. During Phase I of the same project, in 2007 DataVision was contracted to undertake the baseline survey in 80 rural villages of Sumbawanga district in Rukwa region.

  • Client: Prime Minister's Office of the United Republic of Tanzania
    Assignment: Impact Assessment of Twelve (12) Executive Agencies
    Expertise: Monitoring and Evaluation

    Description:
    DataVision and ESRF consultants carried out the impact assessment of twelve (12) Executive Agencies namely Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA), Tanzania Airports Authority (TAA), Tanzania Meteorology Agency (TMA), National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Government Chemist Laboratory (GCL), Drilling and DAM Construction Agency (DDCA), Tanzania Public Service College (TPSC), Tanzania Roads Agency (TANROADS), Business Registration and Licensing Agency (BRELA), National Housing and Building Research Agency (NHBRA), Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) and Agency for Development of Educational Management (ADEM).

  • Client: Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF)
    Assignment: Collection of the Business Sector Data for the TPSF Web Portal and Data Entry
    Expertise: Paper based Data Collection

    Description:
    DataVision was contracted by the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) to develop the methodology and undertake data collection of the business sector for its Web Portal. Also, the task also included data entry and validation of the collected data.

  • Client: Acquire/ Engender Health Tanzania
    Assignment: Baseline and Evaluation Study for ACQUIRE/ EngenderHealth Integrated Demand Model for Long acting and Permanent Methods of Contraception
    Expertise: Survey

    Description:
    EngenderHealth contracted DataVision to undertake baseline survey as well as evaluation study for Integrated Demand Model for Long acting and Permanent Methods of Contraception.

    The baseline and the subsequent evaluation study was carried out in two districts; Babati in Manyara region and Arumeru in Arusha region. DataVision was also involved in modifying the tool, translation, data collection, data entry and analysis.

  • Client: Africa Energy Unit of the World Bank
    Assignment: Study to Promote Productive Uses in Rural Electrification Projects
    Expertise: Survey

    Description:
    Through the funding of the Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP), the World Bank’s Africa Energy Unit contracted DataVision to undertake a study to promote productive uses of electricity in rural electrification projects. Other similar studies were done in Kenya and Ghana. The study involved survey designing and sample of study villages and individual respondents. The survey covered respondents operating Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and micro-enterprises in rural communities. 
     
    A cross sectional approach utilizing both primary and secondary quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection was applied.

  • Client: President's Office - Public Service Management
    Assignment: Evaluation of Client Service Charters of Seven MDAs
    Expertise: Monitoring and Evaluation

    Description:
    DataVision was commissioned to undertake a performance based evaluation of the Client Service Charters of seven (7) MDAs namely Government Chemist Laboratory Agency, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Water and Livestock Development, Drilling and Dam Constriction Agency, Judiciary, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security and Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism.

  • Client: Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF)
    Assignment: Beneficiary Assessment in TASAF operating areas
    Expertise: Survey

    Description:
    The Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) through the funding from the World Bank contracted DataVision to conduct a Beneficiary Assessment in the TASAF operating districts of Tanzania Mainland and zanzibar. 

    This included developing a sample of respondents, designing questionnaires and interview guides for Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), In-Depth Interviews (IDI), data processing, results analysis and interpretation, report writing and presentation of the results. Bulk Data Entry, Data Processing and Analysis

  • Client: The Foundation For Civil Society
    Assignment: Data Management Services for Foundation of Civil Societies Round 1, 2 and 3
    Expertise:

    Description:
    The Foundation for Civil Societies (FCS) contracted DataVision to undertake data management services, which included data entry of members’ grants application forms, scanning of associated documents such registration certificates, bank statements and budgets, as well as uploading all those documents to the online database.

  • Client: Parastatal Pensions Fund
    Assignment: Backlog Clearance and Data Cleanup Project
    Expertise:

    Description:
    As part of the PPF Business Process Re-engineering, the PricewaterhouseCoopers subcontractedDataVision to review the process of receiving and managing contribution forms, undertake the data entry of the data backlog for the contribution schedules of PPF members for the period starting 1978 – 2000, implement the data validation of more than 2,000,000 records of contributions and identification of employers who had not remitted their contributions to the Fund.

  • Client: National Bureau of Statistics
    Assignment:
    Expertise:

    Description:

    The Oxford Policy Management Group(UK) sub-contracted DataVision International the task of undertaking part of the data processing of the 2000/2001 Household Budget Survey

    The activities undertaken included the validation and the organization of the entered data, production of analysis tables, data analysis, backstopping the report writing, documentation of the data processing system and data back up. 


  • Client: Ministry of Health
    Assignment: Data Processing of the National School Health Survey
    Expertise:

    Description:
    The National School Health Programme (NSHP) of the Ministry of Health under the support of the Irish Aid commissioned DataVision to undertake the consultancy of developing the data processing application for processing data on school health services collected from all Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary schools of Tanzania Mainland. The consultancy also covered data entry and validation, analysis, report writing and documentation.

  • Client: Ifakara Health Institute
    Assignment: Data Processing and Analysis for the Tanzania Essential Health Interventions Project (TEHIP)
    Expertise:

    Description:
    DataVision was contracted by The Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre to undertake the evaluation of the already entered data, validation and analysis of survey data as well as report writing.

  • Client: Ministry of Labour, Youth Development and Sports
    Assignment: Data Processing and Analysis of the Integrated Labour Force Survey (ILFS) of Tanzania Mainland
    Expertise:

    Description:
    The MLyDS contracted DataVision to offer technical support to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of Tanzania to develop the data processing application, implement processing of already entered data, production of tables of results, quality control and data analysis. 

    The task also covered capacity building for the staff of both MLyDS and NBS on data processingand analysis.

  • Client: Tanzania Education Network (TENMET): Uwezo - Tanzania
    Assignment: Data Entry for the Uwezo Tanzania National Assessment
    Expertise: Bulk Data Entry

    Description:
    DataVision was contracted by TENMET to carry out data entry for the Uwezo Tanzania NationalAssessment which was conducted in a total of 1,500 villages in Tanzania Mainland. The forms entered were about 36,000. The assignment involved data entry and validation, data backup and reporting

  • Client: National Bureau of Statistics
    Assignment: Development of Data Processing System for the Census of Businesses
    Expertise: Software Engineering

    Description:

    The Oxford Policy Management Group (UK) sub-contracted DataVision the task of developing the MS-Access based data processing for the 2002/ 2003 Census of Businesses.

    The system was meant for data entry, validation and production of reports. The task also included the system installation, training and documentation.


  • Client: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO)
    Assignment: Data Processing of the Census of Agriculture
    Expertise:

    Description:
    DataVision, through UN-FAO arrangement, provided technical support to the National Bureau of Statistics 
    of Tanzania (NBS) to process the 2002/2003 census of agriculture. 

    The work involved the validation of data, production of tables of results and analytical schedules as well as taking part in report writing.

  • Client: Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
    Assignment: Survey Design, Data Processing, Analysis and Report Writing
    Expertise: Survey

    Description:
    DataVision staff worked with the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture and National Bureau of Statistics to design and implement the 1998/99 District Integrated Agricultural Survey conducted in all the districts of Tanzania Mainland, design data processing system, supervision of data processing, analysis of survey results and report writing.

  • Client: Ministry of Health
    Assignment: Data Entry (Schistosomiasis Project)
    Expertise:

    Description:
    The National School Health Progamme (NSHP) of the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Imperial College London (UK) contracted DataVision to develop a database and undertake data entry of data collected from about 3,000,000 pupils in Tanzania.

    The project was meant to collect data on the extent of spread of schistosomiasis among pupils and devise the treatment and prevention measures. In the process, the tool for on-line data sharing among stakeholders was developed.

  • Client: National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF)
    Assignment: Data Entry and Cleanup of NHIF Members
    Expertise:

    Description:
    The NHIF contracted DataVision to undertake the data entry of data of about 1,000,000 Assignment Acomplished beneficiaries of the Fund. The task also covered the data cleanup/validation of the information using existing data retrieved from other sources such as The Department of Public Service Management (President’s Office) and The Ministry of Finance.

  • Client: International Trachoma Initiative (ITI)
    Assignment: Data Entry and Processing
    Expertise:

    Description:
    The ITI contracted DataVision to undertake the design of the data entry and validation application and then undertake the corresponding tabulation for the data collected on from the survey of Trachoma. DataVision also worked on the data analysis and report writing 
    activities

  • Client: The Oxford Policy Management Group
    Assignment:
    Expertise: Survey

    Description:

    The Oxford Policy Management Group(UK) sub-contracted DataVision International the task of undertaking part of the data processing of the 2000/2001 Household Budget Survey

    The activities undertaken included the validation and the organization of the entered data, production of analysis tables, data analysis, backstopping the report writing, documentation of the data processing system and data back up. 

     

  • Client: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
    Assignment: Provision of Monitoring and Evaluation Services for Tusome Pamoja Education Program
    Expertise: Tablet Assisted Personal Interviewing

    Description:

    This USAID-funded Tusome Pamoja Education is a 5-year Education project aimed at improving learners’ numeracy and literacy skills in 5 regions of Tanzania and Zanzibar. The program is being implemented by consortium of 5 firms led by RTI International in collaboration with Plan International and DataVision International among others. 

    DataVision is on a continuousis involved in the  baseline, midline and endline studies throughout the 5 year lifetime of the project.

     


  • Client: Population Services International (PSI)
    Assignment: DataVision since July 2016 and will involve various baseline, midline and endline studies throughout the 5 year lifetime of the project.
    Expertise: Tablet Assisted Personal Interviewing

    Description:

    MAP-FMCG Measure coverage, quality of coverage, and numeric distribution of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) products; Salama Halisi, Salama Studs, Salama 3Bomba, Dume Classic, Dume Extreme, Dume Desire, Lady Pepeta and Care female condoms, WaterGuard liquid and tablets and pharmaceutical products -Familia and Flexi P pills, Familia IUCDS, Implants, Familia Injectables, Emergency Contraceptives PILL 72, Misoprostol, Amoxicilin dispersible tablets 125mg, mRDTs ParaHIT, Mosquito Net and Clean delivery pack Mums in each of the 25 mainland regions of Tanzania.
     

    DataVision made use of its own-developed paperless data collection application known as Tikiti to collect Data from about 20,000 data collection points (Pharmaceticals Channel & Non-Pharmacetical Channel) across all 26 regions of Tanzania Mainland as well as Data Processing


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