Tanzania – Evaluation of Social Action Trust Fund Program

This evaluation assessed the performance and sustainability of USAID/Tanzania’s Social Action Trust Fund (SATF) program, which was created with the dual objectives of: improving access to credit for SMEs and microenterprises through an investment fund and micro credit facility, and using profits from the investment fund to provide educational grants to AIDS orphans. Evaluation issues studied included the soundness of SATF management procedures, portfolio diversity, and return on investment; the socio-economic and financial impacts of SATF’s role as a financial intermediary; and the effectiveness and impact of the educational grants.