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byebye and thanks for all the fish

Two years ago, I set up this blog to report on our efforts to gather reliable and timely data on citizens’ lives in Dar es Salaam through mobile phones. By now, our project (now called Listening to Dar) has developed … Continue reading

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dressing up nicely to move into the next phase

To celebrate the fact that our project is about to move into its next phase, with biweekly panel interviews to be conducted until June, we gave our website a new face, a new feeling and a brand new URL: http://www.listeningtodar.org. … Continue reading

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moving into round 10

Since the World Bank started funding this project some five months ago, and we began using it to monitor the quality of public service provision in Dar es Salaam, we have successfully ran ten survey rounds, distributed our data reports … Continue reading

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findings on reliability of power grid picked by The Guardian (TZ)

After the Citizen and the Sunday Citizen have started using our findings during the last couple of weeks (see previous post), The Guardian now also has published an article on the poor state of Dar es Salaam’s power infrastructure that … Continue reading

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getting the word out (and the numbers)

At a time where the Tanzanian mainstream news media have started picking up our reports (see here and here), the blogging community has also started to pay attention to our data and the broader stories they tell. In the meanwhile, in … Continue reading

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monitoring public service in the city

A lot has happened. So it’s high time for a brief update. As you will know if you have followed this blog, my colleagues at Twaweza and DataVision and me started off this projected in 2010 with an extensive face-to-face … Continue reading

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some USSD testing and some delays

I ended my last post with the promise to share our experiences with the distribution of mobile phones and also to talk about the testing of new technologies for data gathering (particularly USSD). Unfortunately, as there have been some delays … Continue reading

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