Socio-Economic Impacts of Donor Funded Projects on Beneficiaries –The Case of Babati Cluster in World Vision Tanzania

Mujungu, Prosper Petro (2015) Socio-Economic Impacts of Donor Funded Projects on Beneficiaries –The Case of Babati Cluster in World Vision Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This research was carried out to assess the socio-economic impacts of DFPs on beneficiaries in Babati Cluster for WVT projects that operate in Babati and Monduli Districts in Northern Tanzania. Specifically the research assessed changes in income, assets possession, food adequacy and productivity before and after WVT project interventions. To achieve these objectives, the sample size of 180 people (160 beneficiaries and 20 WVT staff) was interviewed through questionnaire by applying the quota sampling and the sampling frame. Information was collected by use of three approaches namely descriptive, historical and case study design. Analysis of data used SPSS v20.0 and presented them by using percentages and frequencies. Research findings showed both positive and negative impacts as being able to send children to school, increased income, increased knowledge, MVCs support on various issues, improved social services like water, education, health, and nutrition. Building new houses, improved livestock, productivity increment and stopping FGM. Furthermore, negative impacts mentioned were increase of dependency syndrome among people, lack of creativity for the beneficiaries to apply knowledge gained and low participatory of people in development initiatives. From findings the research concluded that Donor Funded Projects results into both positive and negative socio-economic impacts to the beneficiaries. . The study finally recommended to the Government of Tanzania to grant subsidies fund to increase DFPs’ resources in reaching the poor, while to WVT it was recommended to widen the reach in Tanzania by shortening the project life span in one place. Key words: Donors Funded Projects, WVT, Impacts, Babati Cluster

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:06
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:06
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1450

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