Genesis conducted the mid-term strategic evaluation of the Developing Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystems in Tanzania programme, jointly funded by Fondation Botnar and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
The Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is the primary implementing agent for development of an innovation and entrepreneurship hub. The IHI hub was planned to be a joint initiative between multiple local and international education and innovation institutions.
This mid-term evaluation served as a useful opportunity to assess the efficacy of the IHI hub strategy as well as to reinvigorate the implementation process.
The evaluation followed a theory-based approach, which roots the evaluation in the programme’s theory of change (TOC). Genesis created a programme TOC, engaged stakeholders through interviews and curated a deep understanding of the Tanzanian innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem through analysis of secondary literature.