Assessing Factors Influencing Eligibility of Most Vulnerable Children for Program Services, the Case of Kishapu Council

Abbakary, Haliye (2017) Assessing Factors Influencing Eligibility of Most Vulnerable Children for Program Services, the Case of Kishapu Council. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study attempted to assess factors influencing eligibility of most vulnerable children for program services in Tanzania. Specifically, the study sought to determine the best methods used to identify MVC eligibility for program services, to assess adequacy of resources allocation for MVC identification and determine relationship between MVC eligibility and access to program services. A cross sectional design was conducted in two wards of Kishapu council, with both mixed and descriptive approaches to determine the influence of variables. Individual interviews and questionnaires were used in data collection. To achieve research objectives, tables, linear regression and correlation analysis were employed in presentation and analysis of data to determine relationship among variables. The research findings revealed that, success in MVC eligibility identification is highly influenced by authentic community involvement and available resources. Several processes stipulated in the National guidelines are neither followed by the government nor non-state administered MVC identification exercise. Further analysis revealed that, many of the non-state actors adopt their own process instead of using National guidelines. Lack of training, inadequacy work force and time allocation were evident. The study concluded that, identification is poorly planned, coordinated and implemented; little resources are invested in the process. There is poor participation of community members and children in the process. Creating awareness to key implementing partners, adequately allocation of human and time resources and dissemination of policy and guidelines are key recommendations from the study.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2018 10:33
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 10:33
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1948

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