Our Approach

Savannas Forever Tanzania (SFTZ) partners with leading international and national experts in the topic of the research and work together to develop a research design that meets the client’s objectives. We have conducted randomized control trials (RCT) for Arusha Lutheran Medical Center (ALMC) or cross-sectional longitudinal studies for the World Food Program and USAID. Our expertise in high-quality data collection ensures that the data used in the analyses is reliable. We select, train and monitor local enumerators to meet the very highest standards.

Using its “whole village” approach, SFTZ collects long-term comprehensive, cross-sectional data to support evaluation of development project impacts in Tanzanian villages. Longitudinal data are compiled and analyzed, and results are communicated to villages, local and national governments, NGOs, policy makers, and researchers to assist them in designing and implementing sound strategies for future action. The central idea of the whole village approach is to collect detailed baseline data from a large number of rural villages, then return to the same villages every two to three years, creating longitudinal data that will be valuable for project evaluation, as well as being a general source of information about rural Tanzania.

Whole village data collected by SFTZ provide local perspective and enable communities to use relevant data to design appropriate local responses to a variety of agricultural, nutritional, conservation, socio-economic, and health issues.