Evaluation of TGNP Mtandao (Formerly Tanzania Gender Networking Programme) Extended Strategic Plan 2016 – 2019 in Tanzania
The aim of this exercise was to conduct an evaluation of the TGNP Mtandao Extended Strategic Plan 2016 – 2019. The evaluation assessed progress of the Strategic Plan towards its set outcomes and outputs as identified in the results framework, as well as identify challenges, lessons learnt and provide recommendations for the remaining programme period. The evaluation examined the results achieved and areas for improvement. The evaluations finding contributed towards results based management, and enhance documentation of results accomplished and reveal challenges encountered towards the creation of a more conducive environment for addressing gender equality, women empowerment and social justice in Tanzania.
The TGNP Extended Strategic Plan goal 2016-2019 focused on strengthening Transformative Feminist Movement to contribute to increased gender responsiveness of policy formulation and implementation in the areas of land, agriculture, extractive Industries, water, education, health and, gender based violence for equitable and sustainable livelihoods”. Through the SP, TGNP Mtandao aimed at achieving three outcomes:
1) Increased citizen participation, especially marginalized women in decision making in agriculture and social service (water, health and education)
2) Concerns and interests of women and other marginalized groups are increasingly addressed in policy and budgets within agriculture and social services (water, health and education)
3) TGNP's Organizational growth and sustainability realized
In order to fulfil these functions effectively, the TGNP Extended Mtandao Strategic Plan 2016 – 2019 has five thematic areas, namely: health, education, water, agriculture and extractive industry. In the selected thematic areas, TGNP Mtandao works on facilitating implementation around the above thematic areas with local level partners in the following districts – Kishapu , Morogoro rural, Mbeya rural , Tarime, Kinondoni and Ilala. At the national level TGNP Mtandao works with CSOs and NGOs to advocate for the same issues at policy level using evidence generated from local level.