The Service Delivery Indicators (SDI) track performance and quality of service delivery in primary schools and frontline health facilities across Africa and other regions of the world. The indicators can be used to track progress within and across countries over time and aim to enhance the active monitoring of service delivery to increase public accountability and good governance. They transform the way the quality of social services is measured, and in so doing, how countries develop policies and design interventions to improve health and education outcomes around the globe.
Service Delivery Indicators
The Service Delivery Indicators were piloted in Tanzania and Senegal in the spring/summer of 2010. The main objective of the pilots was to test the survey instruments in the field and to verify that robust indicators of service delivery quality could be collected with a single facility‐level instrument in different settings. To this end, it was decided that the pilots should include an Anglophone and Francophone country with different budget systems. The selection of Senegal and Tanzania was also influenced by the presence of strong local research institutes from the AERC network: Centre de Recherche Economique et Sociale (CRES) in Senegal and the Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA) in Tanzania. Both research institutes have extensive facility survey experience and are also grantees of the Hewlett‐supported Think Tank Initiative. In both Senegal and Tanzania, the sample was designed to provide estimates for each of the key Indicators, broken down by urban and rural location. To achieve this purpose in a cost-effective manner, a stratified multi‐stage random sampling design was employed. Given the overall resource envelope, it was decided that roughly 150 facilities would be surveyed in each sector in Senegal, while approximately 180 units would be surveyed in both sectors in Tanzania (as Tanzania is a much larger country than Senegal in terms of area and population). The sample frames employed consisted of the most recent list of all public primary schools and public primary health facilities, including information on the size of the population they serve.
World Bank Service Delivery Indicator Data Site
At the moment, datasets for the pilot surveys have not yet made available to the public.