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Whole Village Project - Tanzania


The Whole Village Project in partnership with the National Institutes of Medical Research (NIMR) and the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute has gathered quantitative and qualitative data from more than 56 villages in northern Tanzania since September 2009.

  Measuring Impact

Measuring Impact

The Whole Village Project (WVP), offers a cost-effective evaluation tool for projects undertaken at the scale of a small number of rural villages. The paper below describes the conceptual foundations of the WVP and some details of its implementation in rural Tanzanian villages.

Platform for evaluation

  District and village reports

District and village reports

A core value of the WVP team is sharing the results of the data back with villagers, district and national government officials as well as policy makers, NGOs and other researchers. District and village officials have praised the WVP for returning to villages and sharing the results of the baseline data so that they can use this information for their own community development.

One District Medical Officer wrote: “I would like to inform you that this [report] has been of great importance and gave us an insight on health issues…in the district…. Thanks and I promise to use the results for deciding proper interventions.” – Dr. B. Bisulu

District reports containing summary village data can be accessed below.

Arumeru District Report

Arusha Rural District Report

Babati District Report

Bunda District Report

Iramba District Report

Kiteto District Report

Kondoa District Report

Kwimba District Report

Longido District Report

Maswa District Report

Meatu District Report

Monduli District Report

Singida District Report

A summary of each district report can be accessed below.

Arumeru District Summary

Arusha Rural District Summary

Babati District Summary

Bunda District Summary

Iramba District Summary

Kiteto District Summary

Kondoa District Summary

Kwimba District Summary

Longido District Summary

Maswa District Summary

Meatu District Summary

Monduli District Summary

Singida District Summary

  Cross-cutting issues

Cross-cutting issues

Our core indicators of wealth, food security, under-five nutrition, education, natural-resource use and civic engagement are essential to assessing the quality of development projects on the physical, social, environmental and economic health of rural communities.


With funding from PEPFAR/Tanzania, SFTZ has successfully provided HIV voluntary testing and counseling (VCT) to more than 8,166 men and women; 154% achievement beyond their target. In addition, HIV and AIDS educational and training events conducted have had very high participation by community members.

Sector reports can be found below:

Food Security

Maternal Health, Malaria, and HIV/AIDS

Natural Resources and Climate Change