The Feed the Future Tanzania Land Tenure Assistance (LTA) activity is an integral part of USAID’s broad initiatives in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT). The project will be implemented over four years and provide assistance to local level authorities in the delivery of land administration services under the village land laws and acts of Tanzania.
The LTA will develop a comprehensive system and procedures for participatory, low-cost first registration/regularization of land tenure and long-term management of land transactions, incorporating the use of mobile technology (Mobile Application for Secure Tenure MAST). This system will be replicable, scalable and sustainable for future implementation by the Tanzanian Ministry of Lands.
The development of this comprehensive system will support LTA’s three objectives:
- Assist target districts and villages in completing the land use planning process and deliver Certificate Customary Rights of Occupancy (CCROs) through the use of MAST open source mobile technology (and related procedures).
- Build capacity of village and district land governance institutions, and individual villagers, to complete the land use planning and CCRO process, effectively manage land resources, respect women’s land rights, and build agriculture-related business skills through education and awareness raising activities.
- Raise awareness of the MAST technology (and related procedures) within the GOT, civil society, academia and private sector, with the goal of increasing uptake of the MAST technology (and related procedures) on a national level.
The work will be undertaken through four activities:
Activity 1: Assist villages and District administrations in completing the land use planning process and delivering CCROs in select districts and villages
Activity 2: Educate and build capacity of village land governance institutions and individual villagers to complete the land use planning and CCRO process, effectively manage land resources, respect women’s, youth and pastoralist’s land rights and build agriculture-related business skills.
Activity 3: Educate and build capacity of district-level land governance institutions in Mbeya Region to complete the land use planning and CCRO process, effectively manage land resources, respect women’s, youth and pastoralist’s land rights and build agriculture-related business skills.
Activity 4: Build capacity to use the MAST application throughout the SAGCOT and Nationally
This M&E Plan is a performance management tool designed to be used by the LTA management team, implementers and donors to assess and report progress towards achieving the stated activity objectives. It is a critical tool for planning, managing, and documenting performance data. The LTA M&E Plan serves to:
- Define specific performance indicators at the impact, outcome and output level, determine baselines and set targets;
- Specify data management processes as a reference for LTA staff and as a requirement to meet quality standards for data management;
- Specify data quality processes to meet USAID quality standards;
- Incorporate relevant data collection requirements into activities to meet both USAID reporting obligations and management information needs.
The M&E Plan contributes to the effectiveness of the performance monitoring system by assuring that comparable data will be collected on a regular and timely basis. Using the M&E Plan to sufficiently document indicator definitions, sources, and methods of data collection increases the likelihood that comparable data will be collected throughout the project period of performance. The M&E Plan supports reliable data collection by documenting the frequency and schedule of data collection and assigning responsibilities for data collection, verification, and quality assurance and reporting.