Agnieszka Rawa
Managing Director
MCC-PEPFAR Data Collaboratives for Local Impact


  • Dar Teknohama Business Incubator
  • IntraHealth International
  • Open Data Institute
  • Palladium
  • SBC4D
  • University of Dar Es Salaam Computing Center
  • US Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • US PEPFAR DREAMS Partnership

data collaboratives for local impact

The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) are partnering to support innovative approaches to ensure evidence-based decision-making for programs and policies that address HIV/AIDS, global health, gender equality and economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa.

In April 2015, the $21.8 million Data Collaboratives for Local Impact (DCLI) program was launched and the first two projects are underway in Tanzania. The Tanzania Data Lab will be a co-working space, platform and training center of excellence where data will be shared, combined and used to achieve greater programmatic impact. The lab is meant to mobilize resources and actions that make open data and data analysis a central component of decision-making in Tanzania.

The Data for Local Impact Innovation Challenge Project will launch two or three challenges per year to surface, engage, support and connect local innovators and entrepreneurs around priority local, subnational and national data gaps.

There are also plans for a third project that focus on capacity building and technical assistance in the use of data at the sub-national level, likely including areas of overlap with the $385 million PEPFAR DREAMS Partnership with the private sector, part of which includes a focus area on Data4DREAMS that will increase the availability and use of data to meet the urgent and complex needs of adolescent girls and young women. DCLI projects will strengthen the availability and use of data to improve lives and empower citizens to hold governments and donors more accountable for results. DCLI is aligned with broader U.S. government efforts to maximize the effectiveness of US foreign assistance, and with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data to provide a practical country-level demonstration of how the data revolution will enhance efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

This collaborative is active in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.


  • Improving current systems
  • Opening, sharing and leveraging existing data
  • Increasing data literacy and demand-side capacity to drive local impact
  • Catalyzing the mobilization and alignment of resources
  • Fostering the development of principles and good practices
  • Supporting effective decision- and policy-making
  • Promoting government, civil society and private sector collaboration on data sharing and use.

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