The Post Graduate Diploma Programme

The Post-graduate Diploma Programme in Poverty Analysis is a part-time one-year programme of international standard with specific emphasis on imparting investigative skills and capabilities for Applied Policy Analysis. Its substantive focus concerns the (interdisciplinary) study of issues of Poverty, Vulnerability and Social Protection. Its explicit emphasis is on teaching the practice of research for policy analysis. The programme is policy-oriented, skills-intensive and interdisciplinary in nature.

The Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) Programme is jointly delivered and managed by the three institutions: Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF)REPOA and Institute of Social Studies (ISS) based in The Hague, The Netherlands, whereas ISS is the postgraduate diploma awarding institution. The diploma has also been approved by the Higher Education Accreditation Council of Tanzania.

The PGD Programme is being supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Joint Programme on Capacity Strengthening for Development Management (JP4).


Research Papers

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1.Implication of Traditional System of Land Rigths, Social Exclusion on Poverty in Tanzania: a case Study of Nyaturu Tribe
Done by:Aniceth Kyaruzi
2.Contribution of Microcredit to Poverty Reduction in a Rural Society of Tanzania. The Case of Mwanga Rural Community Bank (MRCB)
Done by:Apolinary Andrew Seiya
3.The Dynamics of Intra-Households Resources allocation Models: A Case Study of Temeke Municipal.
Done by:Elimida Kashumba Chagula
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1.Mining Employment Support: Case of Village Communities in Shinyanga
Done by:Apronius Vitalis Mbilinyi
2.Teenage Pregnancy In Tanzania
Done by:Arbogast Moshi
3.Women in Urban Agriculture: Are the Policies Supportive?
Done by:Betty David Mntambo
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1.Constraints of Family Planning in Micheweni District, Pemba.
Done by:Abdulrahim O Nassor
2.Analysis of Tanzania’s Achievements in the Health Sector: A Case Study of Under-Five Child Mortality.!
Done by:Abel Sengasenga
3.Perception and Beliefs about Mental Illness among Adults in Mtwara Rural District: Implications for the Mentally Ill and their Caregivers.
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1.Intra Linked Lending Operations: A Case Study of (CRDB) Bank Plc - SACCOS Link in Morogoro Region
Done by:Diaz Joseph Ndomba
2.Impact of Microfinance on Asset Accumulation Amongst Women Borrowers: A Case Study of FINCA Tanzania in Dar es Salaam!
Done by:Dionisia Peter Mjema
3.Rural Financial Services and Use of Modern Inputs by Small Holder Farmers in Tanzania: A Case Study of Rungwe District: Mbeya Region
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1.Local Government Reform Programme and Social Service Delivery
Done by:Africanus Sarwatt
2.Challenges of Poverty Eradication Measures: A Case of Usangu-ihefu Catchmentin Tanzania
Done by:Blandina Cheche
3.Decentralisation and Social Service Delivery in Tanzania
Done by:Cornel Jahari
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1.The Role of Mass Media in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Tanzania
Done by:Agnes Ngolle Nyoni
2.Savings, Credits and Cooperative Societies (SACCOS) Initiatives in Urban Areas: Assessment of their Contribution to Poverty Reduction in Tanzania
Done by:Allan Syril Mlulla
3.The Implementation of Agricultural Sector Development Strategy in Tanzania: Implications to Rural Poverty Reduction: The Case of Participatory Agricultural Development and Empowerment Project
Done by:Alphonce Thomas Kyariga
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1.The role of Agricultural Marketing Systems in poverty reduction. The case of orange production in Mtindiro village, Muheza district
Done by:Abubakar Omari Malinza
2.Income Inequality, Poverty and Economic Growth in Tanzania
Done by:Danny Ephraim Temu
3.The Impact of Crop Market Failures to Farmers' Welfare (The Case of Cotton).
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