Tanzania has implemented SDI twice since it was piloted in 2010.  The results of Tanzania’s 2014 Service Delivery Indicators survey were released in Dar es Salaam on 27 May 2016.

Survey implementation was preceded by extensive consultation with Government and key stakeholders on survey design, sampling, and adaptation of survey instruments. Pre‐testing of the survey instruments, enumerator training and field‐work took place in the second half of 2014. The surveys were implemented by the Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA), national research institute, with support by the World Bank and DFID.

Information was collected from 6,480 public and non-profit private health facilities.  The SDI survey interviewed 403 heath providers across Tanzania between May 2014 and July 2014.  2,093 workers were observed for absenteeism and 563 health workers were assessed with clinical cases.  The results provide a representative snapshot of the quality of service delivery and the physical environment within which services are delivered in public and private (non-profit) health facilities at the three levels.

On the education side, 400 primary schools, 2,196 teachers (for skills assessment), 3,692 teachers (for absence rate), and 4,041 pupils across Tanzania.

Service Delivery Indicators

The Service Delivery Indicators (SDI) provides a set of key indicators that benchmark service delivery performance in the health and education sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa. The overarching objective of the SDI is to ascertain the quality of service delivery in primary education and basic health services. This would in turn enable governments and service providers alike to identify gaps and bottlenecks, as well as track progress over time, and across countries. The broad availability, high public awareness, and a persistent focus on the indicators that SDI provide, will help mobilize policymakers, citizens, service providers, donors and other stakeholders to take the necessary steps to improve the quality of service delivery, and thereby improve development outcomes.


World Bank Service Delivery Indicator Data Site

This link http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/service-delivery-indicators connects you to the World Bank Data site for Service Delivery Indicators. Here you can access the full data set from each country survey.