CCRs Councillor Connect service is a mobile and face-to-face platform for Local Government Authorities (LGAs) in Tanzania that has the capability to send out public education messages; and to bring together citizens, elected officials, and service providers together to identify shared priorities for action. Find out what we learnt about how to effectively collaborate with LGAs as we prototyped the service.
Dr Kate McAlpine works in Tanzania at the intersection between good governance, technology and children’s rights. In this post she reflects on the key findings from a qualitative study that evaluated the impacts of Children in Crossfire’s program of integrated child development interventions for children in the early years.
The returns on financial investments in strong child protection infrastructure are extremely and consistently valuable to societies around the world. These benefits include decreased crime, reduced unemployment, cost-savings to the government, a narrowing of the poverty gap, and an improved economy. Based on an abundance of evidence confirming these kinds of positive social outcomes in other African countries and around the globe, it is safe to assume that Tanzania would enjoy similar social benefits.