The government of Tanzania has a strong history of engaging a wide range of stakeholders to deliver quality education to Tanzanian children and youth.
The country has made significant progress in achieving basic education for all, but the introduction of free basic education in 2016 led to an influx of students into the system, and learning is lagging due to large class sizes.
Working in partnership to transform education
In 2021, Tanzania and partners worked together to identify persistent challenges to improving learning as well as a priority reform with the potential to address these challenges systemically and sustainably. The Tanzania Partnership Compact was published in 2022, marking stakeholders’ agreement to prioritize improving planning and management of the teacher workforce.
GPE is supporting Tanzania to get the right number of trained teachers deployed to the places where they are needed, namely disadvantaged areas. A focus on gender equality and inclusion means the country aims to hire more female teachers, improve female participation, as well as leadership, in education, and support students and teachers with special needs. A focus on the learning environment aims to ensure equitable allocation of teaching and learning resources.
We spoke with 3 civil society organizations (CSOs) to learn more about how they work with the government and other partners to ensure all Tanzanian children get the education they deserve.