Rockville, Md. – USAID has awarded Abt Associates a $49.6 million, five-year contract to continue improving Tanzania’s health and education services under the Public Sector Systems Strengthening Plus (PS3+) project. Abt will expand the transformational cross-sector systems strengthening strategy we initiated through USAID’s predecessor program, PS3. Through that program, Abt has supported over 24,000 health facilities and schools as they’ve improved the quality, delivery, and use of public services, particularly for the underserved.
In partnership with the Government of Tanzania, PS3+ will strengthen and reinforce the gains made under PS3. PS3+ will continue to shift systems, money, and workforce support to the local level; promote the delivery of quality, responsive, and transparent essential services; involve new sectors; and institutionalize change. These efforts will entail leveraging digital resources to facilitate data analysis across systems and sectors, enabling decisionmaking that’s responsive to the needs of citizens, including women and youth.
“From helping Tanzania’s most vulnerable access the health and education services they need to working across public and private sectors, PS3+ enables Abt to deliver on many of our strengths,” says Eric Reading, division vice president of International Development. “We look forward to building on the successes of PS3 with our subcontractors, including IMA World Health, Local Government Training Institute, Management Sciences for Health, Tanzania Mentors Action, and University of Dar es Salaam.”
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