Program Summary
TIST Origins
TIST Goals & Objectives
Small Group Payments
Monitoring & Measurement
TIST Management
Program Model
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Local Leadership

For TIST to remain successful, local staff work with international partners, assuring that the program is locally responsive and broadly accountable.

Staff adhere to strict standards for reporting on program finances and activities, and do so in the context of continually expanding and improving upon the program. Rigorous accounting of program finances assures stakeholders of the viability of the program. Accounts are reviewed internally and audited externally on a regular basis. Program staff report out on significant activities and events around the world, so that stakeholders around the world may remain abreast of important developments.

Administrative Training and Systems

The project builds on local infrastructure by developing exisitng personnel to manage small group training, small group recruitment, systems implementation, and program management. In Tanzania the churches and their associated administrative structures are among the strongest social units.

The Habari Moto Moto

Communication and training on best practices to small group members occurs in part through a monthly newsletter, named in Tanzania the Habari Moto Moto (Hot Hot News).

The HMM is drafted and printed in the local site office. The HMM includes substantive articles on farming, harvesting, and tree planting that serves as a vehicle for sharing new best practices throughout the area. The HMM also communicates about the project, and provides snapshots about small groups. The HMM is printed in English and Swahili, side-by-side, and sent to all groups. Click on the image for a sample edition in PDF format:

Program Growth

Rigorous financial reporting maintains accountability, while planning for replication helps identify lessons for the future.

Local leadership also help plan for the project to be replicated in other locations. Best practices for the project are documented locally to assist in efficient replications of the program in other sites. TIST is committed to replication of the program in other sites in Africa , including small group development, program development consultation, and implementation oversight. TIST is always seeking new partners to support new phases of the program or to underwrite specific components of the program.






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Data Last Updated: May 07, 2013

Content Last Updated: October 3, 2006