The Role of Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health in the Tuungane Project

Both the family planning sector and the environmental sector will be interested in this new Evidence Project synopsis of findings from a study of the first four years of the Tuungane integrated population, health, and environment (PHE) project in Tanzania. In 2016, in partnership with the Evidence Project, Tuungane conducted a household survey to measure changes since the 2011 project baseline survey. The 2016 follow-on survey included additional questions to incorporate a focus on resilience, designed to assess the pathways through which family planning impacts resilience and other project activities. In addition to the five-year follow-on survey, the Evidence Project and others supported qualitative data collection via focus group discussions (FGDs) with community members. The results of the survey and FGDs were synthesized in a wide-ranging report titled “Changes in Household Well-Being and Resilience 2011-2016,” by Hess et al.

Analyses of the 2011 baseline and 2016 midline quantitative data, and additional qualitative data from 2016, measured the project’s progress and shed light on the contribution of the project interventions to building resilience, and on the links between family planning and other components of resilience. This Evidence Project synopsis focuses on several key indicators of resilience that relate to population, family planning, and reproductive health.