Social accountability for safe and sustainable domestic water provision in Tanzania 2018

Munro, Neil and Kweka, Opportuna (2020). Social accountability for safe and sustainable domestic water provision in Tanzania 2018. [Data Collection]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Service. 10.5255/UKDA-SN-854318

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This pilot research project was carried out by the University of Glasgow’s Schools of Social and Political Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, and Engineering in collaboration with Department of Geography, University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) and two NGOs active in the water sector in Tanzania, Shahidi wa Maji (SwM) and Water Witness International (WWI), Edinburgh. We aimed to investigate how local behaviour, motivations, and cultural and institutional constraints affect community-based efforts to make water governance institutions responsive to local needs in Dar Es Salaam and the town of Morogoro, Tanzania. We carried out a baseline survey of residents of four districts of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city, and, for comparison, Morogoro, a provincial town some 200 km west of Dar. Between 7 and 29 March 2018, a team from UDSM interviewed 2154 urban citizens about their access to water, perceptions of water quality, sanitation and hygiene facilities, readiness to pay for water services, social accountability for water provision, civic engagement and social and economic circumstances. In collaboration with the Ministry of Water and Irrigation’s Dar es Salaam office, we also collected water quality data at 45 selected survey sampling points, finding strong evidence of salinity and low oxygen content in well water as well as high returns on the presence of coliforms in tap water. We have provided training for one MA student in Public Health (at UDSM) and one assistant lecturer in Geography to do an in depth interviews in water quality in Temeke and measure water quality using a probe. Geo-referenced data were gathered with the water quality data to allow mapping. Finally, we held an interdisciplinary, international workshop to evaluate outcomes and review opportunities for future research, connecting with 84 researchers and practitioners working on problems of social accountability for sustainable water in 22 countries of the developing world.

Data description (abstract)

This is baseline survey on access to water for domestic use and social accountability in four districts of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city, and Morogoro, a provincial town around 200 kilometres west of Dar. From 7th to 29th March 2018, the survey team interviewed 2,154 adults about their access to water, perceptions of water quality, sanitation and hygiene facilities, readiness to pay for water services, social accountability for water provision, civic engagement and social demographics. The survey included core questions developed by the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene, as well as questions on social accountability and civic engagement developed in previous rounds of the Afrobarometer, Asian Barometer, European Social Survey and Twaweza’s SzW survey programmes.

Data creators:
Creator NameEmailAffiliationORCID (as URL)
Munro, NeilNeil.Munro@glasgow.ac.ukUniversity of Glasgowhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9694-9701
Kweka, Opportunaokweka@yahoo.comUniversity of Dar es Salaamhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2391-4695
Contributors:
NameEmailAffiliationORCID (as URL)
Connelly, StephanieStephanie.Connelly@glasgow.ac.ukUniversity of Glasgowhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5261-2090
Vignola, MartaMarta.Vignola@glasgow.ac.ukUniversity of Glasgowhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3457-5748
Miller, ClaireClaire.Miller@glasgow.ac.ukUniversity of Glasgowhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1857-4454
Scott, MarianMarian.Scott@glasgow.ac.ukUniversity of Glasgowhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3709-0623
Hepworth, NickNick.Hepworth@waterwitness.orgWater Witness InternationalUnspecified
Kashililah, Herbertherbertkashililah@shahidiwamaji.orgShahidi wa MajiUnspecified
Sponsors: Scottish Funding Council
Grant reference: SFC/AN/12/2017
Topic classification: Natural environment
Housing and land use
Politics
Health
Social stratification and groupings
Keywords: WATER SUPPLY, WATER SHORTAGES, GOVERNMENT, PRIVATE SECTOR, INFORMAL SECTOR, WATER QUALITY, DRINKING WATER QUALITY, TRUST, SOCIAL STRUCTURE, PUBLIC HEALTH RISKS
Date published: 26 Oct 2020 13:54
Last modified: 26 Oct 2020 13:54

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