Changes in Household Well-Being and Resilience 2011-2016 (Tuungane Project, Tanzania)

This outcome analysis provides detailed results of a 2016 household follow-on survey and outcome assessment for the Tuungane project.

Tuungane (‘let’s unite’ in Kiswahili) is working near Mahale Mountains National Park, in Tanzania’s Kigoma Region. The area is remote, and villages here lack access to critical health services including modern contraception, safe water, and education. The health of people and the environment are threatened by extreme poverty compounded by a rapidly growing human population. The project simultaneously addresses population, health and environmental issues, in an integrated approach known globally as Population, Health, and Environment (PHE).

The current study was co-funded and organised by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Pathfinder International, and the Population Reference Bureau (PRB)/The Evidence Project, with the aim of measuring the outcomes of the project for household well-being and resilience. The study focuses on the pathways through which family planning impacts resilience to climate change effects.

To assess project outcomes and the abovementioned pathways, a mixed-methods strategy was used (quantitative and qualitative).