Tanzania Evaluation Association (TanEA) is a Voluntary Organization of Professional Evaluation (VOPE) and practitioners operating in Tanzania. It is a registered membership-based NGO with registration number OONG 2883 located at Mzumbe University, Dar es Salaam with the purpose of promoting and improving monitoring and evaluation standards in the country.
TanEA was established in 2005 and formally registered in January 2009. The association was a result of a series of inspirational conferences on evaluation and development organised by the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) in 2002, 2004 and 2006. In June 2006, a national conference which brought together about 35 M and E experts from the public, private and civil society sector in Tanzania was held in Dar es Salaam. It was during this conference, a Steering Committee (now Technical Advisory Committee) of TanEA was formed drawing members from FCS, TRACE, PO PSM, REPOA, AMICA Tanzania, KIM Consult, UNICEF and Kimara Peer Educators. By and large, this committee played a greater role to making this association.
TanEA has a broad mandate of serving its members both in urban and rural areas in an efficient manner. The major role is that of creating conducive working environment for the M and E practitioners to excel in the provision of services to its clients. The mandate of TanEA is derived from its constitution and the prevailing social context in Tanzania.