UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (COSS)

CBS-About us

Colleagues from UDSM and LSHTM came up with the idea to establish a nudge unit in Tanzania knowing that most challenges have behavioural aspect at their heart and the tradition ways of addressing them were not effective to their liking.

The proposal was tabled to and rounds of consultations with crucial stakeholders ensured then agreement was reached  that the initial home for the unit would be the Department of Economics (DoE) at the University of Dar es Salaam, DFID would provide some initial funding and LSHTM and the UK Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) agreed to provide technical support and collaboration.

The Centre for Behavioural Studies (CBS) was then established in 2018 with the main aim of using behavioural science to improve design and implementation of policies and interventions. The centre also engages in other activities to build capacity / create awareness of BS in Tanzania and overall offering practical solutions to everyday challenges facing its clients.