Name Sauti za Wananchi
Source Twaweza
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Description Sauti za Wananchi is an initiative that uses mobile phones to regularly collect information from a broad cross-section of Tanzanian citizens.
Long description Sauti za Wananchi aims to provide monthly data on a comprehensive range of topics for a representative sample of 2000 respondents from all regions of mainland Tanzania. In order to ensure that the sample is representative of the entire country, mobiles phones and solar chargers are be distributed to participating households. Only households in areas lacking mobile phone network coverage will not be represented. Respondents will be contacted monthly by a call centre with questions on a diverse range of topics. Twaweza hopes that the rigorous and high frequency nature of Sauti za Wananchi provides a new way for citizens to inspire public monitoring and to take precedence in the policy decisions of Tanzania and other countries. In addition to monthly reports, Twaweza makes the full dataset available online for researchers to conduct their own analyses.
Lead Institution Twaweza
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Type Knowledge
Potential for reuse High
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Status Implemented
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  • Mobile Data Collection
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    Digital Activism
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    Created On 2014-04-12
    Updated On 2017-09-18
    Status Published