Assessing Gender Responsive on Bus Rapid Transit Project’s M&E System: A Case of Dar Es Salaam Bus Rapid Transit (DART).

Moses, Lightness (2020) Assessing Gender Responsive on Bus Rapid Transit Project’s M&E System: A Case of Dar Es Salaam Bus Rapid Transit (DART). Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The main focus of the study was to assess gender responsive on bus rapid transit project’s M&E system in Dar es Salaam. Specific objectives of the study were; to explore the tools and methods used in Monitoring and evaluation systems at DART, to determine the extent to which M&E practices in DART services are Gender responsive, challenges faced by DART in implementing Gender Responsive Monitoring and Evaluation System, and to recommends for improving Gender Responsiveness in Monitoring and Evaluation systems of DART projects. The study was centred at DART because, Transport projects, programs and policies, often ignore gender differences by assuming that men and women will benefit equally from transport interventions, without making any special provisions to address these differences. Study found that, tools and methods used in Monitoring and Evaluation system at DART are master time Table, surveillance Cameras, Bus Network Map, PI system, PA System, surveys, KPIs, spot checks, manual system through inspectors at terminals, Intelligent transport system (ITS), monitoring forms, daily, weekly and quarterly monitoring reports. Employees are not well versed with these tools and methods. The challenges found are; limited skills on M&E field, lack of M&E department, limited budget for M&E activities, and use of gender blind M&E tools. It was recommended that; DART should provide employees with intensive training on M & E tools and gender concepts. It was concluded that, in order to reduce GBV in BRT services, there should be a well-functioning GBV information system as well as a control room connecting DART offices and DART corridor. The effectiveness of M&E system at DART and sustainability of DART project are important areas for further study. Key words: Gender, M&E System

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 03 May 2021 11:38
Last Modified: 03 May 2021 11:38

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