About the Tanzania dLab
The Tanzanian Data Lab (dLab) is an open working space where data from multiple sectors and sources can be combined, processed, and shared to drive better policies and decision-making.
The dLab is a center of activity, connecting the data revolution to national priorities, global commitments and diverse programs and investments. It serves as an anchor for the Data Collaboratives for Local Impact (DCLI) program, enabling data analysis and use to become more prominent in decision making in Tanzania.
The dLab activities include training in data literacy and analysis, focused content-area data analytics, and the development of “use cases” to showcase how data can be used to improve lives. The dLab will support the development of a roadmap, assisting the country to monitor progress toward meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The dLab project is being implemented by the following partners:
- The University of Dar es Salaam Computing Centre (UCC/UDSM), www,ucc.co.tz, www.udsm.ac.tz,
- SBC4D of France, www.sbc4d.com
- ODI of UK, www.theodi.org
- Intrahealth of USA, www.intrahealth.org
DCLI Project Overview
The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) are partnering to support innovative approaches to ensure evidence-based decision-making for programs and policies that address HIV/AIDS, global health, gender equality and economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa. In April 2015, the $21.8 million “Data Collaboratives for Local Impact” (DCLI) program was launched and the first two projects are underway in Tanzania. These projects are funded by PEPFAR and are being implemented by MCC.