Investing in the Early Years (WB-P164758)

  • Tanzania
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Nov 30, 2018
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Ministry of Finance and Planning
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 200.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 200.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 14, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Nov 28, 2017

Contribute Information
Can you contribute information about this project?
Contact the EWS Team

Project Description
The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to improve coverage and quality of the early childhood development services for the first 1,000 days in selected regions. The project has four components.


Component 1: Community-Based Services aims to increase demand for essential services known to improve ECD outcomes and improve pro-ECD knowledge, attitudes and practice through community-based education and promotion.


Component 2: Facility-Based Services aims to improve delivery of essential services for women and children that are known to improve ECD outcomes including nutrition and cognitive development.


Component 3: National and LGA Level System Strengthening aims to positively influence individual behavior and social norms affecting ECD outcomes through social and behavior change communication (SBCC); and develop and strengthen systems that can improve sustainability.


Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
Ministry of Finance and Planning
Mr. Doto James
Permanent Secretary


The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: