I. About CBMS-Tanzania

Year Pilot-tested


CBMS Coverage Area

Nala Village and K/Ndege Ward in Dodoma


In 2004, the Government of Tanzania developed the Opportunities and Obstacles to Development (O&OD) methodology, which defines a process to be followed by the municipalities to achieve participatory planning and monitoring in the context of decentralization. The O&OD methodology is a holistic process that recognizes the role of the local communities in the identification, preparation and implementation of development projects. Since the methodology focuses, however on community group, it cannot address the  socioeconomic concerns of the individual people and households. As such, it becomes less applicable for poverty monitoring purposes. The Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS), which concurs with the O&OD methodology but goes further to the household level to monitor the poverty status of the individuals, aims to address this problem. It aims to provide a good information base for policymaking and project impact monitoring.

Special Initiative

Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment

    II. Project Activities

    • Data Collection
    • Consultation/Dissemination Activities
    • Policy Fora
    • Local Training/Capacity building workshops

      III. CBMS Core Indicators

      (Table to follow)

      IV. Project Outputs


      V. Contact Information


      Institutional Partners

      The Institute of Rural Development Planning (IRDP) is a corporate body established by the Parliamentary Act No. 8 of 1980. The Act provides a legal framework for establishing the Institute which is an important national centre for provision of training, research and consultancy services in the field of Rural Development Planning and Management that will alleviate qualitative and quantitative shortages of skilled manpower within the framework of sustainable capacity building directed towards reducing poverty and attaining sustainable development. IRDP helps to enhance and strengthen capacity for Rural Development practitioners by providing post-secondary education and training, research and consultancy services. IRDP is thus a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral body empowered to oversee and coordinate the provision of expertise to in-service and pre-service personnel involved in Rural Development Planning in the country. Since its establishment, IRDP has been shaping destinies in planning and research methodologies focusing on the future prosperity of its students. As a result, graduates with IRDP qualifications have made valuable contributions in their professional fields of expertise. They are a proof of our unique approach of learning and training methodologies. Over the recent years, the Institute also has made initiatives to build new infrastructures so as to provide a conducive teaching, learning and working environment for both students and staff. 



      Inquiries regarding CBMS-Tanzania may be sent to: 

      Dr. Domitilla A. R. Bashemera

      Project Leader/Director

      Institute of Rural Development Planning (IRDP)

      Mailing Address: PO Box 138, Dodomo, Tanzania

      E-mail: instituto_economia@econ.unicen.edu.ar

      Telephone: +255 754334622

      Research Team Members

      Israel B. Katega
      Martha J. Nhembo
      Daniel F. Mpeta
      Grace Benedict
      Longinus Rutasitara



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