Through our investments in centers of data use, inclusive engagement, policies and partnership, DCLI strives for both short term results and longer term self-sustaining impact that lives on and grows after our funding ends.
DCLI has achieved many milestones.
Highlights of our results to date:
2,039 | 135
71% | 45%
2,830 | 265
>60% | –
2.4 | –
Million community-generated data points
1,245 | –
Applications from more than 2,400 innovators
– | 1,709
Data event attendees 87% of whom were women
11 | 86
Data scientists & data science fellows
Beyond the numbers are the signs of more permanent change…
NEW Centers of Data Use:
The startup SEJEN & the Tanzania dLab were established—and are now co-funded—in part to help support PEPFAR implementation partners and fuel data-driven solutions.
Pipeline of local data talent:
The dLab helped establish the first Masters of Data Science in East Africa (with a PEPFAR scholars program), and SEJEN created a Data Science track at ENSEA***, a premier statistics training institution.
The dLab’s support to the National Bureau of Statistics led to a National Data Roadmap. In Côte d’Ivoire, DCLI partners are working with ministries on an action plan for government open data use.
DCLI projects worked hard—and succeeded—in raising women’s participation from <20% to ~50%, leveraging them to address local constraints to economic empowerment and epidemic control.
PROJECTS IN TANZANIA
Pain points identified
HIV/AIDS (and HIV risk factors)
Visits to the Community Insights Data Portal; 51% from Tanzania
Shareback sessions with 495 community members
Challenges focused on health service data, DREAMS, economic empowerment, community issues, and HIV/AIDS & Nutrition
applications received from more than 2,400 innovators
Small grants totaling US$1,552,893.43 were received by Tanzanian innovators
Women received grant funding, representing 46% of the grants funded
People trained including 49% participation from women
FIRST MASTERS IN DATA SCIENCE
Launched in East Africa with The University of Dar Es Salaam, including 5 PEPFAR scholars
Participants attended the Data Tamasha (Festival) in 2018, which convenes local and regional data enthusiasts
Organizations engaged, of which more than half pertain to the health sector
We believe in measuring and tracking impact – and involving third-party stakeholders to evaluate and help us learn from our work.
USAID’s SPACES MERL (Strategic Program for Analyzing Complexity and Evaluation Systems Investing) is helping us do this for the Tanzanian component of our work.
IREX has prepared a social network analysis (SNA) that provides insight on the stakeholders benefiting from our work.
We are proud to learn that our ‘systems’ approach is having at least some of the long-term effect we had hoped for – and is contributing to a greater interest in and capacity to use data in Tanzania.
PROJECTS IN CÔTE D’IVOIRE
Applicants to the Data Fellows Program
People participated in data use awareness events
Data fellows competitively selected and trained by SEJEN
Organizations trained on the value of opening and sharing data