Accountability Review in Tanzania: Fahamu, Ongea Sikilizwa / Informed, Speaking and Heard project

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This accountability review is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2014/15. The report documents the findings from a review carried out in December 2014 which examines the degree to which Oxfam meets its own standards for accountability.

The Fahamu Ongea Silikizwa (Informed, Speaking, and Heard) project was developed to respond to community awareness needs and participation in Tanzania’s constitution review processes. Oxfam has been coordinating a consortium which consists of four partners: Oxfam, Voluntary Service Overseas, Restless Development and Legal and Human Rights Centre.

The review team used a participatory approach which involved a number of methods in collecting data in Morogoro, Kagera and Mbeya regions during the review. These included informant interviews (KII), focus group discussions (FGD), workshops, staff interviews and a review of existing project documentation.

This assignment examined accountability to partners and communities in terms of transparency, feedback/listening and, participation - three key dimensions of Accountability for Oxfam. In addition it asked questions around partnership practices, staff attitudes, and satisfaction (how useful the project is to people and how wisely the money on this project has been spent) where appropriate.

Read more about the Oxfam Effectiveness Reviews.