Data Collection for an Impact and Performance Evaluation for the Waache Wasome Programme

Project Timing

January 2018 – July 2021






NORC at the University of Chicago

Current Status



Waache Wasome ‘Let Them Learn’ is a five-year programme funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that will work to improve enrolment and retention of adolescent girls in secondary school and influence harmful negative perceptions about the value of girls’ education.  The programme has the following objectives:

  1. Build the agency, knowledge, and protective assets of girls in secondary school;
  2. Increase family commitment and capacity to invest in girls’ education;
  3. Foster a girl friendly and supportive school environment;
  4. Increase access to youth friendly adolescent reproductive health services.

The programme will target girls aged 13-19 years that enrol in lower secondary school in January-February 2018, in the Arusha and Mara Regions of Tanzania.

EDI will be responsible for configuring the questionnaire in surveybe and for all of the data collection activities including: recruitment of field teams, arranging logistics, managing the schedule for data collection, pre-testing, obtaining consent, data entry and submitting the final dataset.

The baseline data collection will consist of quantitative data, and include questions related to self-efficacy, and perceptions of school-related gender-based violence. The survey sample at baseline will be 2,318 girls from 61 schools. The data collection will take place in February 2018. In each school 38 girls will be randomly selected and invited to be interviewed after having received the parental consent.


Baseline Project Timeline

25th –  27th Jan Supervisor Training
29th Jan – 1st Feb Pretesting in Bukoba
1st – 9th Feb Enumerator and Supervisor Training
12th Feb – 12th March Data Collection
23rd March Data Delivery

The midline data collection and tracking of the girls is due to take place in November 2019 and endline in May 2021.  These follow up rounds will include:

Midline Quantitative Data Collection:

  • Girls – 2,318 surveys
  • Parents – 900 surveys
  • Teachers – 120 surveys

Midline Key Information Interviews (KIIs):

  • Peer educators: 12 KIIs
  • Teachers: 12 KIIs
  • Principals: 12 KIIs
  • Economic empowerment volunteers: 12 KIIs
  • Local government agencies: 12 KIIs

Midline Focus Group Discussions (FGDs):

  • Girls: 12 FGDs (treatment group and control group)
  • Parents: 6 FGDs


  • Quantitative data collection: Girls – 2,318 surveys
  • Collection of enrolment data